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Ramtown Karate Kicks Off Year with Wins

Jan 31, 2024 12:10PM ● By MPG Staff
Ramtown Karate participants at the Perales Sacramento Tournament are left to right: Sensei Kathy Ernest, Santos Tellechea, Christopher Vega, Anna Anderson, Angela Vega, Ronan Vega, Patrick Wentworth, and Sensei Fernando Valenzuela. Not pictured: Lazer Ingram. Photo by Debra Dingman


DIXON, CA (MPG) - Ramtown karate students from Dixon participated in their first tournament of 2024 and took several firsts at the Perales Sacramento Tournament. There were seven competitors with some who had never competed before.

Angela Vegas took 1st place in kumite as well as 3rd place in kata. Kumite is one of the three main sections of karate training, along with kata and kihon. Kumite is the part of karate in which a person trains against an adversary and kata is a specified series of moves attempting to maintain perfect form while stepping and turning.

Christopher Vega received a 1st place in kumite and his little sister, Ronan, received a 2nd place in it.

Anna Anderson received a 2nd place in both kumite and kata. Two students got 3rd place in Kumite: Lazer Ingram and Santos Tellechea. Patrick Wentworth also participated in the tournament.

“Not only do we need physical training, we need to study the kata and their applications. When you train at kata, your eyes will get sharper and your blocking and striking will get stronger,” according to Karate expert Chibana Choshin.

Sensei Hector Perales was honored recently by the Bay Area Cities Karate and Kobudo Alliance Masters Hall of Fame as their 2023 Competitor of The Year and is well known to Karate enthusiasts throughout northern California.

For more information on Ramtown Karate and /or future tournaments, go to ramtownkarate.com or see them at 1680 North Lincoln. Suite A, or call (707) 678-4899.

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