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Chief Instructor Kyle Yoshinobu Funakoshi

Kyle Yoshinobu Funakoshi was born on April 21, 1973 in Honolulu, Hawaii. When he was five years old, he began training in 1978 under his father, Shihan Kenneth Funakoshi at the original main dojo (Puck’s Alley) in Honolulu, Hawaii. Shihan Funakoshi trained directly under Japan Karate Association (JKA) instructors Asai and Kanazawa Senseis. As a youth, Kyle Funakoshi trained at seminars conducted by Asai Sensei and Kanazawa Sensei, two world renowned senseis and competitors.

Sensei Kyle has been training in Shotokan Karate for 39 years and currently instructs full time at the FSKA Headquarters, teaching all youth and adult classes, beginner through Black Belt. In addition to his teaching schedule, he attended San Jose State University, graduating with a BS Degree in Business, with emphasis on Accounting & Finance.

Sensei Kyle competed at the national and international levels as a youth and adult. His skills were such that, by age 16, he competed in the adult divisions where he continued his winning record. In numerous FSKA competitions, Sensei Kyle consistently demonstrated his skill and talent

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FSKA 23rd Spring Tournament Results – April 8, 2017

Div 1 – Beginner 1 Matt Chiang FSKA Milpitas

Div 1 – Intermediate 1 Nicholas Chang FSKA Milpitas

Div 2 – Beginner (10th Kyu) 1 John Woods FSKA Vacaville-Bennett
Div 2 – Beginner (10th Kyu) 2 Geronimo Morales FSKA Soledad

Div 2 – Beginner (8th Kyu) 1 Stathis Skelley Chang Tai Do
Div 2 – Beginner (8th Kyu) 2 Ashmit Banger FSKA Milpitas

Div 2 – Intermediate (6/7Kyu) 1 Connor Giottonini FSKA Vacaville-Bennett
Div 2 – Intermediate (6/7Kyu) 2 Jonathan So FSKA Milpitas
Div 2 – Intermediate (6/7Kyu) 3 Mrigank Goel FSKA Milpitas

Div 2 – Intermediate (4th Kyu) 1 Antonios Kamakaris FSKA Milpitas
Div 2 – Intermediate (4th Kyu) 2 Alejandro Chavez FSKA Milpitas

Div 2 – Brown (6yrs) 1 Val Nguyen FSKA Milpitas
Div 2 – Brown (6yrs) 2 Elija Milana (Unknown)

Div 2 – Brown (7yrs) 1 Miles Cervantes FSKA Milpitas
Div 2 – Brown (7yrs) 2 Tai Nguyen FSKA Milpitas
Div 2 – Brown (7yrs) 3 Keanu Ko FSKA Milpitas

Div 2 -Brown (3rd-1st Kyu) 1 Derek Lee FSKA Milpitas
Div 2 -Brown (3rd-1st Kyu) 2 Raphael Hsu Yushiin-Juku
Div 2 -Brown (3rd-1st Kyu) 3 Navnith Naveen Prabhu FSKA Milpitas

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FSKA Officiating Seminar Spring 2017

March 25, 2017 (Saturday)

 12:00 – 1:00 pm – Black Belt Officiating Seminar (adults)
 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Youth Kumite practice, ages 5 – 9 years
 2:00 – 3:00pm – Youth – Adult Color Belt Kumite practice, ages 10 years – Adult

OFFICIATING – ALL BLACK BELTS (Adults) $50.00 PLACE: 1293 South Park Victoria Blvd., Milpitas, CA
Phone: (408) 263-8544
Directions: I-680, exit Landess/Montague,
East on Landess, Left on S. Park Victoria Blvd.

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FSKA Kumite Practice Seminar Spring 2017

 YOUTH: All ranks (FREE)
 ADULTS: Color Belts ONLY (FREE)
DATE: March 25, 2017 (Saturday)
TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Ages 5 – 9 Years 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. Ages 10 years – Adult
Doors will open at 1:00 pm for this FREE practice.
Please notify office if there is a difference in age group if more than one
family member training.
PLACE: FSKA World Headquarters 1293 South Park Victoria Blvd
Milpitas, CA PHONE: (408) 263-8544
DIRECTIONS: I-680, Exit Landess (East)
Left on South Park Victoria Drive
(next to CoMerica Bank)

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FSKA 24th Annual Spring Tournament 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Homestead High School Gymnasium
21370 Homestead Road, Cupertino, CA 95014

Registration – 11:30 the door Demonstration and Competition starts at 12:30 p.m. SHARP!
Adult Competition immediately following Youth
 Individual Events: $45 per event
 Team Kata: $60 per team ($20 per person)
 Team Kumite $75 per team ($15 per person)
$5 Discount per individual event if paid by March 15, 2017 (Wednesday)
SPECTATOR FEE (pay at door):
ADULTS: $5.00 (18 & over) – YOUTH: $3.00 (6-17) – 5 & under: FREE

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Main Dojo Student Highlight: Ethan Luong

NAME: Ethan Luong RANK: Pre-Nidan 3 LENGTH OF TRAINING: ~4 Years FAVORITE KATA: Bassai Sho FAVORITE KUMITE TECHNIQUE:  Mawashi Geri TOURNAMENT HISTORY: FSKA Winter/Spring Tournaments HOBBIES/OTHER ACTIVITIES: Travelling, playing piano, swimming and being outdoors in addition to practicing Karate

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Main Dojo Student Highlight: Stephanie Luong

NAME: Stephanie Luong RANK: Pre-Nidan 3 LENGTH OF TRAINING: 2 Years FAVORITE KATA: Chinte FAVORITE KUMITE TECHNIQUE:  Yoko Geri TOURNAMENT HISTORY: FSKA Winter/Spring Tournaments HOBBIES/OTHER ACTIVITIES: Travelling, swimming and being outdoors in addition to practicing Karate      

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Dear Friends,

It is a veritable pleasure for me to extend an invitation to you all to participate, experience and enjoy the XIX FSKA WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS in England this year.
The FSKA World Championships will be held from 26th of October to the 29th of October 2017. The K2 Sports Centre in Crawley, West Sussex, England is the chosen location for the event.
By hosting this World Karate Championship, we hope to contribute to the further development of Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association and we welcome and encourage the attendance of countries from all continents.
We thank you in advance for your dedication to be present at this XIX FSKA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2017.
With our deepest respect and friendship, we will look forward to seeing you all in England.

Yours in karate,
Sensei Debi Steven
Founder and Director of Funakoshi Limited (5th Dan FSKA)

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YONDAN (4th Degree)
1. Eric Hiranaka
2. Robert Kawaguchi
3. Guille Campos

SANDAN (3rd Degree)
4. Tan Doan
5. Lana Fukami

NIDAN (2nd Degree)
6. Dave Cao
7. William Shrum
8. Brendan Ansari
9. Chau Doan
10. Brandon Fong
11. Ashely Pang
12. Kattie Chang
13. Helen Nguyen
14. Kensho Fukami

SHODAN (1st Degree)
15. Naveen Krishnamurthy
16. Jenna Kylmanen
17. Milton Hernandez
18. Ariana Dulay
19. Akshay Sinha
20. Justin Nguyen
21. Arjun Patel
22. Ryan Nguyen
23. Tiffany Luong
24. Pratheet Joshi
25. Yvonne Ko
26. Celine Tran
27. Geneisys Marcos
28. Aldrin R. Udasco II

Shihan Kenneth Funakoshi

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CONGRATULATIONS Maidu Karate NEW Black Belts!

New Black Belt Ranks:
Godan (5th degree) Jon Hartman, Susan Hansen
Nidan (2nd degree) Tyson Vu, Neda Wilson
Shodan (1st degree) Amirta Balakrishnan, Mark Bixler, Ben Chain, Shaun Kerr, Anika Maragathavel, Joshua Peterson, Eli Rippert, Jasleen Sekhon, Joshua Swink, Rushil Tarvadi, Amanuel Tefera, Sandy Wheeler

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