San Jacinto College students capture 11 medals at Kume International Championship Tournament

03.05.2014 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

(left to right) San Jacinto College karate students Joel Cervallos, Chalsey Morrow, and Ali Khan; Sensei Deddy Mansyur, karate instructor; and students Francisco Aguirre, Jason Hartenstein, James Mowell, and Andy Martinez. Not pictured: San Jacinto College karate students Teresa Hart, Eric Wenner, and Sarah Elam. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.


Ten San Jacinto College students captured medals in their divisions at the recent Kume International Championship Tournament.

Sanctioned by the USA National Karate-do Federation (USA-NKF), the tournament hosted events in kata and kumite (sparring) for approximately 200 athletes at the College's Central Campus. The San Jacinto College team took home a total of 11 medals.

Students who placed within the top three in their tournament categories included Chalsey Morrow, silver in kata and gold in kumite; Ali Khan, two silver in kata and bronze in kumite; Francisco Aguirre, silver in kumite; Jason Hartenstein, bronze in kata and bronze in kumite; Eric Wenner, bronze in kata; and Teresa Hart, bronze in kata and bronze in kumite. Student competitors Joel Cervallos, James Mowell, Andy Martinez, and Sarah Elam also competed.

During the event’s opening ceremonies, San Jacinto College karate student Amanda Martinez was announced as this year’s recipient of a $500 San Jacinto College Foundation scholarship, donated by the Texas USA-NKF.

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Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.

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