USA Shito-Kai Delegation to the 8th World Shitoryu Championship
October 17-23, 2016 - Monterrey, Mexico



USA Shito-Kai Team at 2015 WSKF pan-American Championship:
November 21-23, Miami, Florida

August 8-10, 2014 - Cancun, Mexico

USA Shito-Kai was represented at the 2014 WSKF Pan-American Championships.

Heads of Delegation:

Sensei Luis Sanchez (Miami, Florida)
Sensei Frank Purarita (Gaithersburg, Maryland)

Officials:

Dr. Mario Perez

September 15-16, 2013 - Tokyo, Japan.

USA Shito-Kai was represented at the 7th World Shitoryu Championships held in Tokyo, Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head of delegation: Sensei Luis Sanchez of Miami, Florida

Male Individual Kumite:
Brian Hilliard -67kg

Rodolfo Rodriguez -75kg  

Male Individual Kata
Rodolfo Rodriguez

Female Individual Kumite
Judith Vanesa Diaz -61kg

 

Female Individual Kata

Judith Vanesa Diaz

 

Male Team Kumite: (0-1) Lost first round to China.
Brian Hilliard, Rodolfo Rodriguez , Oswaldo Rodriguez 

 

 

Representing USA at the World Youth Championship

Santiago Mestroni 12-13 years old - (Lost decision against division winner in 1st round. He stayed in first round in Kata.)

Sebastian Maldonado 14-15 years old (Kata 2nd round/ Kumite 2nd Round). 

Oswaldo Rodriguez 16-17 - (First round Kata and Kumite. )

Maria Gonzalez 16-17 years old - (Second round kata/ First round Kumite.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


June 14-16 - Swansea, Illinois

The USA Shito-Kai Midwestern region celebrated it's 15th anniversary with a Gashuku featuring WSKF pan-American president Shoko Sato.  Jeff Bedard, serving as general secretary for the U.S. chapter, hosted at the new Shito-Kai Training Center in Swansea, Illinois. 

In attendance were USA Shito-Kai Vice Chairman Daisuke Sato who also served as translator, president Douglas A. Dennis, regional directors Frank Pugarita and Luis Sanchez, communication directors Monique Fields (English) and Oswaldo Portillo (Espanol), club owners Charles Jarnagin, Gino Alfonso, Jeff Jenkins, and special guests Bassam Rammaha and  Alex Bruno.

Kyoshi Sato stressed the importance of working in harmony to preserve the essence of Shitoryu.

        * Sensei need to train alongside their students. Like ships on water, the tide raises everyone's level.
        * Posture and technique are always natural in relation to the human form.
        * Use common sense to explore utility of Kata bunkai
        * Keep a balance between sport and traditional skills
        * Preserve discipline - personally and proffessionaly
        * Be courteous and punctual

The weekend's activities included Kata of Ananko and Matsumura Seisan.


 

August 27 - September 2, Cancun, Mexico

 

USA Shito-Kai members attended the PKF Pan-American Championships as members of the official United States Delegation in Cancun, Mexico.

 

Referees participating in PKF level examinations included:

    Luis Sanchez

    Charles Jarnigan

    Dr. Mario Perez

    Jeff Bedard

    Monique Fields

    Maximilliano Chomiak

 

USA Shito-Kai Athletes participating as members of the USA Jr. National Team included:

    Adrian Palmieri   

    Jennifer Robinson

    Mackenzy Fields

 

 

 

 


 

 

August 3-5, Gatineau, Canada

 

The 15th Pan-American Shitoryu Karate-Do Meeting & Congress

 Conducted by Master Sato and Master Choda

 

The PSKF Congress and general assembly was held on Friday, August 3, 2012 in Gatineau. Attendees were 2 delegates per country and the following issues were discussed:

 

-          Introductions and general updates provided by each country (Canada, USA, Mexico, Nicaragua, Brazil, Venezuela, Dominican Republic)      

Special appreciation to Canada for hosting a wonderful Pan-Am event in Gatineau.

-          The proposed new structure of PSKF Organization from 2012 2017 was proposed and later approved by the President and Executive Director of PSKF. The new organization will have 4 regional VPs, a Secretary General and Chief Referee for the region. Also, a special technical advisory committee was formed with Masters Murayama, Sato and Choda in it.  Kametani Sensei was appointed as Director of International Relations in charge of liaising PSKF matters with WSKF in Japan (See chart below)

-          New statutes and by-laws for PSKF organization will be developed taken into account other Shitoryu organizations around the world.

-          Importance to attend and support the WSKF World Karate Championship in Tokyo in 2013 was reminded to all delegates.

-          The next Pan-American Championship will be held a year after the WSKF World Championship (2014). Mexico formally presented an offer to host the next Pan-American championships. USA (Miami) also presented a proposal afterwards which will be duly considered and decided by the President and Executive Director.

-          http://pskf.net has been decided to be the official website of Pan-American Shitoryu Karate-Do Federation.

 

 The USA Shito-Kai delegation attended the 2012 World Shitoryu Federation's pan-American Championship August 5-7 in Gatineau, Canada.

 Adult Team Results:

Men's Adult Team Kumite - Bronze (B. Hilliard, J. McDaniel, G. Alfonso, R. Rodriguez)

Men's Individual Kumite    (-75kg)    Gino Alfonso (Bronze)
                                            (-65kg)    Brian Hilliard (Gold)

Men's Individual Kata    Jonathon McDaniel  (Fourth)
Men's 18-20 Individual Kata    Rodolfo Rodriguez    (Bronze)

Women's Individual Kumite    (-68kg)    Vanesa Diaz    (Bronze)

Youth Team Results

Midwest Region
Regional Director: Jeff Bedard
Referees: Doug Dennis, Charles Jarnagin

Name Kata Kumite
Turner Clark Bronze Gold
Channing Hunter   Gold
Sarozjani Hunter Bronze Silver
Abril Hunter Bronze Gold
Chadney Brown   Bronze
Ethyn Brown Bronze Gold

 

Competitors: Elyse Bedard, Mackenzy Fields, January Probst

 


North-East Region
Regional Director: Frank Pugarita

Coaches: J. Castillo

 

Name

Kata

Kumite

Amelia Savell

Gold

Gold

Lourdes Gomez

Gold

Silver

Luis Fernando Pugarita

 

Silver

Delmy Vasquez

 

Silver

Jimmy Castillo

 

Bronze

German Artiga

Bronze

Bronze

Angie Corpeno

Bronze

Bronze

Claudia Vasquez

 

Bronze

Kristina Savell

Bronze

 

 

Competitors: David Mejia. Juan Castillo. Jennifer Santos. Christopher Gomez.

 

 

South-East Region

Regional Director: Luis Sanchez

Referees: Mario Perez, Julio Rosa, Maximiliano Chomiak, Antonio Palmieri
Coaches: Gino Alfonso, Vanesa Diaz , Rodolfo Rodriguez.


 

Name

Kata

Kumite

JADON YETTER

Bronze

GOLD

ADRIAN GARAY

 

BRONZE

LUIS ROSA

SILVER

SILVER

ANTHONY TORRES

GOLD

SILVER

MYNDI GILLHAM

 

GOLD

MIGUEL PUERTO

GOLD

BRONZE

CHRISTIAN RIVERA

 

BRONZE

JONATHAN CUCHI

 

SILVER

LUCAS VILLOCH

SILVER

GOLD

CHRISTIAN ARGUELLO

GOLD

GOLD

KEVIN ARGUELLO

GOLD

GOLD

ANTUAN RODRIGUEZ

 

GOLD

FRANK RUIZ

 

SILVER

ABEL GONZALEZ

GOLD

SILVER

ANGELIQUE ARIZA

BRONZE

 

JENNIFER ROBINSON

GOLD

BRONZE

GIORDY ACOSTA

GOLD

 

DANNY CABELLO

SILVER

SILVER

MARCO PEREZ

SILVER

BRONZE

LAZARO PUERTAS

 

GOLD

GINO ALFONSO

 

BRONZE

ANTONIO PALMIERI

GOLD

GOLD

MARIA GONZALEZ

 

GOLD

ZOE MESZARO

GOLD

SILVER

ADRIAN PALMIERI

GOLD

BRONZE

RODOLFO RODRIGUEZ

 

BRONZE

ANDRES PROANO

 

BRONZE

NICOLAS PROANO

 

BRONZE

ANGELO PALMIERI

BRONZE

BRONZE

OSWALDO RODRIGUEZ

SILVER

SILVER

VANESA DIAZ

 

BRONZE

NICOLAS LLANES

BRONZE

BRONZE

AMANDA LOPEZ

 

BRONZE