Ohana wins 13 titles at Hawaiian Islands Karate Championships
Kelema Cabatingan of Ohana Martial Arts delivers a kick on the way to winning a title in boys 9-10 kumite (sparring) during the Hawaiian Islands Karate Championships that took place Sept. 17 at Hanalani Schools in Mililani, Oahu. Cabatingan also placed second in kata (forms). Ohana athletes collected 12 other wins as well. C.J. Caliva finished first in boys 13-14 advanced kumite and kata, and Jonah Tapaoan was the 9-10 boys advanced kumite and kata champion. In the boys 11-12 intermediate division, Jin Bajoyo was the kata winner, and a runner-up in kumite and team sparring, while Edward Sequndo was the kumite winner and finished second in kata and team sparring. Kayden-Lee Maddela finished first in boys 7-8 advanced kata, and was second in kumite and team sparring. Princess Manlansing was first in kumite and second in kata in the girls 15-17 intermediate division, Kendrick Villanueva was first in kumite and second in kata in boys 9-10 advanced, A.J. Pagan was first in kata and third in kumite in boys 15-17 advanced, Brooklyn Brown was first in girls 15-17 years intermediate kata and Elijah Haber was the boys 9-10 intermediate kata winner. Caleb Castillo was second in boys 13-14 intermediate kumite and team sparring, and third in kata. Joshua White was second in boys 13-14 intermediate kata and team sparring, and fourth in kumite. Kaylee Pahukoa was the girls 18-and-over advanced kumite runner-up, and placed fourth in kata. Evan Reed was fourth in boys 15-18 black-belt kumite, and Sean McCormick was fourth in boys 13-14 intermediate kumite.