AAK Davao shines with 3 golds in Milo SM Karate C’ships

TEAM AAK (Association for the Advancement of Karatedo) Davao shone bright with three golds that went along with three silvers and four bronze medals to cap their performance in the 2015 SM Milo Super Karate Kids Age Group Championships over the weekend at the SM Mega Mall in Manila.

Its gold medals came from Julian Ramirez of Precious International School of Davao in the 14 to 15 years-old Boys Cadets Kata, University of Immaculate Conception’s Sofia Agullo in the 14 to 15 years-old Girls Kumite and Davao City National High’s Darlene Ross Maramara in the 16 to 17 years-old Girls Kumite.

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Silver finishes came from John Paul Ponce of Precious International School of Davao (10 to 11 years-old Boys Kata) and two from Daryl Sulla of University of Immaculate Conception (16 to 17 years-old Boys Kata/ 16 to 17 Boys Kumite).

Five year-old Atsuko Kaiyel Tan from Davao Christian High also made her presence felt by winning a bronze medal in the 6 to 8 years-old Girls Kata to add on to other bronze medal finishes by Agullo (12 to 14 years-old Boys Kata), Maramara (16 to 17 years-old Girls Kumite) and Ponce (10 to 11 years-old Boys Kumite).

“I’m happy that despite she is just five years-old, she was able to win a bronze medal next to eight year-old entries from Manila,” said AAK Davao chief instructor and father Rommel Tan.

Jelynn Landong of University of Immaculate Conception failed to make a bronze medal finish in the 15 years-old and above Girls Kata to complete AAK Davao’s seven-man entry which is a selection in preparation for the 2015 Asian Pacific Gojukai Karatedo Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia this November 25 to December 1.

“I would like to thank the parents which supported the trip namely, Jay and Joann Ramirez, Edgar and Maethel Ponce, Rommel and Rubylin Sulla, Ruth Agullo, Rachelle Maramara and Mithos Landong,” Tan added.

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