AAK Davao bets compete in Adidas international karate

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Friday, January 17, 2014


A LEAN-but-mean Association for the Advancement of Karatedo (AAK) Davao team competes in the 2nd Adidas International Karatedo Cup set today, January 18, and tomorrow at the Makati Coliseum.

The team is bannered by Carmela Marie Estarija of Stella Maris Academy of Davao (Smad), Gabriel Quiñones of Brokenshire College, John Paul Ponce and Jam Ramirez of Precious International School of Davao, Jamaica Quiben of Thompson Christian School and Josh Andrew Worsley of St. Paul.

AAK Davao chief Rommel Tan, in an e-mail to Sun.Star Davao, said the city's karatekas will see action in kata (forms) and kumite (sparring) events.

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The team also joined a training camp that started Wednesday and wrapped up yesterday at the Jose Rizal University. Former national team coach Shin Tsukii handled the camp.

The AAK Davao team is backed up by TKS Petron, Zoofari, Outback Grill, Engr. Alez Lao, Tomas Electrical, Beefit Gym and AAK Davao parents. (MLSA)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 18, 2014.

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