Heavenly Gutierrez performs her kata to wInside the youth kata grand champion title On the USAMA karate event Sunday.





Mike Ortiz was a double winner grand champion.

Mike Ortiz and Heavenly Gutierrez gained grand champions On the USAMA Grand Internationals event Sunday.

Each are members of the Shorei Ryu Karate Studio in Rio Rancho.

Ortiz, a brown belt, was a double winner. He gained grand champion in kata and in weapons.

Gutierrez gained Inside the youth kata division.

Kata is a collection of pre-designed actions simulating an assault, counter and counter assault. Ortiz carried out a Goju Ryu kata referred to as Sepai.

For his win in weapons, he chosen the sai.

The event was held at Embassy Suites Lodge & Spas.


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