The 1st. IFK Americas Virtual Kata Tournament was held on July 4-5, 2020. 31 competitors from 8 countries accepted the challenge of showing their best katas in four divisions, Brown Belts under 18, Brown Belts adults, Black Belts males, and Black Belts females.
With the whole world paralyzed, our organization has shown we can continue working as a team; and that competitors have found the time and space to keep training hard no matter what.
Final results of the Tournament:
Black belt females
1st place – Fatemeh A. Ganjouie – IFK Canada
2nd place – Maite De León – IFK Uruguay
3rd place – Noelia Fabre – IFK Uruguay
Black belt males
1st place – Jerónimo Romero – IFK Argentina
2nd place – Dave Sheets – IFK USA
3rd place – Santiago Mosco – IFK Uruguay
Brown belt U18
1st place – Elijah Pullmann – IFK USA
2nd place – Kyla Van – IFK Canada
3rd place – Deshaun Moore – IFK USA
Brown belt adults
1st place – Claudia López – IFK Uruguay
2nd place – Jonhathan Funez – IFK Uruguay
3rd place – Douglas Kondo – IFK Brazil
Referees: Shihan Mike Monaco, Shihan Julio Romero, Sensei Steve Fogarasi, Sensei Jeovaldo Barreto, Sensei Germán Carballo.
Participating countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela.
Organized by: IFK Uruguay – www.ifk-uruguay.com