Shihan Kai Leung's
12th Traditional Karate Invitational Championship

New York City • May 2006

The spirit of Karate came to life during Kai Leung's annual traditional Karate tournament. Over 400 competitors represented the Japanese and Okinawan styles of Karate.

The support of the East Coast Karate community and dozens of volunteers, referees and ring administrators made this another great martial arts experience.

Kumite Grand Champion
Leonardo Pinto

Kata Grand Champion
Sebastian Acosta

Shihan Kai Leung with special guests
Master Miyazaki (Karate) and Master Shina (Judo)

Shihan Kai Leung with Supporting Sensei:
Adel Elbehiry, Doug Pelinkovich, Gene Dunn, John Loeber, Steve Chan, Cesar Moreira

Cheryl Murphy and Irene Baras receive awards
from Sensei Cleve Baxter

Kassandra Cruz's winning kata form

Eric Soto's championship kata form

Sensei Sean Smith's dramatic weapons form

Samantha Tong's Sai kata

Irene Baras' Sai kata

Teen Kumite competition

Youth Kumite competition

Kandra Cruz and Youth competitors

Diana, Garbiella, and Andrea with awards

Shihan Kai Leung with Sensei Janet Molerio
Noh Shi Dojo competitors

Sensei Molerio's student from Pennsylvania

Sensei Joe Joe's student from Connecticut