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.