FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla – The Inland Empire AAU Karate Team from World of Martial Arts had 6 athletes, ages 12-14, compete in the WUKF World Karate Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this last week as a part of a 714-member AAU-USA National Team.
Four Black belt competitors earned 6 medals among them. Two others competed as Black Belts for the first time in competition and had great showings, even making it to the finals in an event or two. These kids have worked hard all season long and trained long hours the last couple of months to prepare for this opportunity, and we are so incredibly proud of their dedication and sportsmanship in the ring.
2022 WUKF World Championships
Fort Lauderdale, Florida July 2nd – 7th, 2022
World of Martial Arts Results:
14-15 year old Boys Shobu Sanbon Kumite over 65KG — 3rd
13 year old Girls Long Weapons — 3rd
13 year old Girls Shito-Ryu Kata — 2nd
13 year old Girls Shobu Sanbon Kumite 50-55KG — 2nd
14-15 year old Boys Gojo-Ryu Kata — 3rd
13 year old Girls Shobu Sanbon Kumite over 60KG — 3rd
Also competed for Team AAU – USA
Jayden Henderson — age 12
Makaela Everheart — age 14