Karate team places at tournament _lowres

Photo provided - Participants from the New Orleans area competed in the All South Karate Tournament hosted at UNO by the Louisiana Karate Association. Shown are, from left, Shane Grice, Ray Semana, Harry Rahn, Jimmy Juno, Helen Stone, Kellan Lyman and Brandon Lafon. Also competing was Tiffany Tobin.

Students from the Louisiana Karate Association recently competed at the All South Karate Tournament hosted at UNO. TThe team included Shane Grice, Ray Semana, Harry Rahn, Abdullah Jarushi, Helen Stone, Cathy Jarushi, Kellan Lyman and Brandon Lafon.

Medals were won in the following categories: Women’s Black Belt (age 40 and under), first place and two third place, Kumite (sparring) and second place, Kata; Senior Women’s Black Belt (age 40-55), second place, Kata; Golden Senior Women’s Black Belt (over 55), first place; Black Belt Men (40 and under), third place; Lightweight Kumite Collegiate Black Belt Men, second place, Kata and third place, Kumite; and Youth (15-16), first place, Kata and third place, Kumite.

The Louisiana Karate Association, at 706 Phosphor Ave. in Metairie, is led by karate Sensei Takayuki Mikami.