Sensei Mustafa Elrakabawy
Sixth Grand Champion Invitational Karate Championships
Middle Village, New York • November 2009
Master Toyotaro Miyazaki with Grand Champions Sebastian Acosta and Steven Bravo, Sensei Yasser Salama, Cheryl Murphy, Shihan Kai Leung, and Sensei Mustafa Elrakabawy
The 6th GCIK championship was held at Christ the King High School in Middle Village, New York, on November 1, 2009. The karate tournament started with a demonstration by GCIK three and four year olds. The GCIK championship had team kata competitions and Noh shi Martial arts from Pennsylvania won many of the awards.
Shihan Kai Leung, Sensei Mustafa Elrakabawy with award winners
Destiny Vergara with Sebastian Acosta and Shidoin Edward Nieto
Destiny Vergara won two Gold medals in Kata and Kumite
Shihan Kai Leung, Sensei Jaime Paz with Italo Gando, Sebastian Acosta, Carlos Lora
Sebastian Acosta performing Superinpei
Carlos Lora performing Gankaku
Italo Gando performing Unchu
Rebeca Rodriguez (C) won Gold in Kata and a Bronze in Kumite
Sensei Mustafa Elrakabawy awarded prize money and trophy to Sebastian Acosta for winning Grand Champion Kata
Tournament officials and athletes
We congratulate Sensei Mustafa Elrakabawy for a successful tournament and look forward to the next Championships.
Sensei Mustafa Elrakabawy's
Fifth Grand Champion Invitational Karate Championships
Middle Village, New York • November 2008
Sensei Mustafa Elrakabawy hosted the 5th GCI Karate championships at Christ the King High School in Middle Village, New York, on November 2, 2008.
The tournament started off with demonstrations and team kata. Many of our members did very well and came home with an award.
Destiny Vergara with Shihan Kai Leung
Jackie Soto (R) with her awards
Edward Nieto (L) and Ismet Bracic (2nd L) with their awards
Kayla Boggs (2nd R) with her awards
Eric Soto (2nd L) and Fabian Bana (3rd Right) with their awards
Marta Niewinska (2nd L) and Rebeca Rodriguez (R) with their awards
Ashley Garcia (L) with her award
Sensei Mustafa Elrakabawy gave out $1000.00 worth of prize money to the winners of Grand Champion Kata and Kumite.
Sensei Mustafa Elrakabawy with trophy and prize money
Sensei Mustafa Elrakabawy with Kata Grand Champion Claire Bouchard
Sensei Mustafa Elrakabawy (L), Kumite Grand Champion Besim Murati, Runner up Edward Nieto and Sensei Yasser Salama
We had a great time and looking forward to next year's event.
Congratulations to all who participated.
Sensei Mustafa Elrakabawy's
Fourth Grand Champion Invitational Karate Championships
Jamaica, New York • November 2007
Mohssen Hassan from North Carolina won Grand Champion Kata
The International Shotokai Federation and the Shotojuku Honbu Dojo
came out in full force to support Sensei Elrakabawy.
Sebastian Acosta and Shotojuku Team
Edwin Concepcion (L) place 3rd in Kata
Ola Prenkiewicz (2nd) and Rebeca Rodriguez (3rd) Place in both Kata and Kumite
Jackie Soto (C) won 2nd in Kata and Kumite
Sebastian Acosta place 2nd in Kata
Sebastian Acosta's Kata was very strong and sharp but he was so powerful that his shoulder dislocated.
He place 2nd in Black belt Kata. He is going to learn from this experience and Shihan Leung was very empressed with his Kata.
Shihan Leung with Kayla Boggs