16 Wesley Chapel Karate Students carried the entire USA on their shoulders!!
After being appointed by Shotokan Karate-do International Federation (SKIF) – Headquarters Japan to be the USA leader dojo at The Pan-American Championship Tournament, in
Panama City, Panama
; 16 students with over 200+ hours of intense training put the mark in the history of USA Traditional Karate.
This past August 2nd and 3rd, Keiko Shin Karate Academy located in Wesley Chapel, FL. traveled to Panama with the firm intention to represent the entire Nation against other countries from around the world. With only sixteen competitors, the local Karate Academy participated in the 8th Pan-American Championship and faced other teams with hundreds of members like Venezuela, Costa Rica, Mexico and Dominican Republic. The local but determined Wesley Chapel students stunned the 17 other countries like Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Panama, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Colombia by positioning the USA in overall 5th place!
After 3 days of strong competition, the team came back this past Monday August 5th with 18 medals more enthusiastic than ever and proud of their instruction and training from Sensei Ernesto Fuentes. Sensei Fuentes graduated in Okinawa, Japan as International Karate Instructor and has been teaching Martial Arts since 1997. Under his instruction and intense training, his local Academy has produced dozens of National, Regional and Pan-American Champions every year for the past decade.
Besides the fact that karate has had a major impact on every student that enrolls into his program, Sensei Fuentes strives for providing to our community, disciplined and goal-oriented students.
Keiko Shin Karate Academy is an established strong Martial Arts Academy located at the Grand Oaks Square shopping plaza. For information about his team and how to be part of this amazing group of students you can review their webpage at www.kskaonline.com or calling at (813) 994-9253.