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2017 TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Amba Martial Arts competes in various martial arts leagues throughout the country, including
WAKO, NASKA, NBL, and The LEAGUE.

Pacific Jewel Nationals
Portland, Oregon
Sensei Martin, Executive Men's Sparring Grand Champion, 1st Sparring, 1st Senior Men's Teams (with Sensei Bill Hunter)
Sensei MJ, 2nd Sparring, 1st Men's Teams (with Sensei Tyler and Sensei Jordan Lamas)
Sensei Tyler, 1st Sparring, 1st Men's Teams (with Sensei MJ and Sensei Jordan Lamas)
Kennedy, 1st Traditional Kata, 1st Intermediate Sparring, 3rd Black Belt Sparring
Maximo, 1st Traditional Kata, 1st Intermediate Sparring, 3rd Black Belt Sparring
Alexandra, 1st Traditional Kata, 1st Intermediate Sparring
Diego, 4th Traditional Kata, 4th Continuous Sparring

Unity Championships
Vallejo, California
Sensei MJ: 1st Sparring
Kennedy: 1st Sparring, 2nd Traditional Kata, 2nd Chess Sparring (with Tobin's Elite)
Luis: 1st Sparring
Maximo: 1st Sparring, 1st Traditional Kata
Alexandra: 1st Sparring, 2nd Traditional Kata
Diego: 1st Sparring, 2nd Traditional Kata
Taylor (Ty): 1st Sparring
Alexy: 3rd Kata
Jaasai: 3rd Sparring, 1st Traditional Kata
Jennifer (Lily): Grand Champion & 1st Sparring, 1st Traditional Kata
Hannah: 2nd Sparring, 2nd Traditional Kata
Miriam: 1st Sparring, 3rd Traditional Kata
Lara: 1st Sparring, 2nd Traditional Kata
Mattias: 2nd Sparring
Jayden: 3rd Traditional Kata
Jaden: 1st Sparring, 1st Traditional Kata
Caylie: 3rd Traditional Kata
Eva: 2nd Sparring
Gabriel: 3rd Sparring, 2nd Traditional Kata
Romeo: First Timers Sparring and Kata
Eddie: First Timers Sparring
Jacob: First Timers Sparring and Kata

Inter Mountain Karate Challenge
Salt Lake City, Utah
Sensei MJ - 1st Pointfighting
Kennedy - 3rd Black Belt Poinfighting, 1st Pointfighting, 1st Traditional Kata
Taylor - 1st Black Belt Pointfighing, 2nd Pointfighing, 3rd Traditional Kata
Diego - 3rd Pointfighting, 2nd Traditional Kata
Maximo - 3rd Black Belt Pointfighting, 2nd Pointfighting, 4th Traditional Kata
Alexandra - 2nd Pointfighting, 1st and Grand Champion Traditional Kata
Jaden - 2nd Pointfighting, 3rd Traditional Kata
Jacob - 1st Pointfighting, First Timers Kata
Bailee - 1st Traditional Kata

Proper Challenge
Oakland, California
​Ty - Grand Champion and 1st Place Sparring, 1st Traditional Kata
Hannah - 2nd Place Sparring, 1st Traditional Kata
Miriam - Grand Champion and 1st Sparring, 2nd Traditional Kata
Oscar - 2nd Sparring, 2nd Traditional Kata
Lara - 2nd Sparring, 2nd Traditional Kata
Lily - 1st Sparring, 2nd Traditional Kata
Gabriel - First Timers Sparring and Kata
Romeo - First Timers Sparring and Kata

Compete Internationals
Ontario, California
Sensei Martin, 1st Sr. Men's Teams
Sensei Tyler, 1st Sr. Men's Teams, 
2nd Men's Teams, 2nd 30+ Sparring

Shark City Nationals
San Jose, California
Hannah, Silver Kata, Silver Sparring
Miriam, Gold Kata, Gold Sparring
Jaasai, Silver Kata, Silver Sparring
Lara, Gold Kata, Gold, Sparring
BC Open Martial Arts Championships
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Representing our sponsors, Top Ten, Fighters Inc. and League of Angels, as well as Amba Martial Arts and Goju-Shorei Karate, Senseis Martin and MJ traveled to Canada to compete against Western Canada's top martial artists. Everyone who competed for League of Angels took first in the respective divisions including Sensei Martin. Sensei MJ took it a step further, by not only winning his lightweight fighting division but by also winning the Open Weight division and the 500 Canadian dollar prize.
Family First Sparring Seminar
Nashville, Tennessee
I was fortunate to take a trip to the home of country music to train the students and instructors of Family First Martial Arts Training Centers.

Two great schools with humble, talented, and passionate instructors, I had an absolute blast.

Saturday morning training began with two hours of sparring drills and conditioning for the black belt candidates, followed by two more hours of sparring drills, conditioning and sparring for the seminar. Some of the candidates and instructors were troopers and did both sessions.

As much as I enjoyed teaching, I had an incredible time taking in the sites and scenery of the area, making new friends, and seeing our great friends again, Renshi Larry Kooyman and Shihan Dani Kooyman.
US Open ISKA World Martial Arts Championships
Disney World - Orlando, Florida
Senseis MJ and Tyler, representing League of Angels, flew Disney World in Orlando, Florida for the world's largest and most prestigious martial arts tournament, the US Open. If ESPN is filming a martial arts tournament, you know it's a big deal. Both Senseis MJ and Tyler each garnered third places in their respective divisions. Thank you to their sponsors, League of Angels, Fighters Inc., and Top Ten for their continued support. 
WAKO North American Open. 
Las Vegas, Nevada
What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas as our students and instructors came back with plenty of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.
Sensei Martin: Gold - Executive Men's Teams Sparring (League of Angels- Ron Pohnel and Bill Hunter) 
Sensei MJ: Gold - Under 63kg Sparring, Bronze - Under 70kg Sparring
Sensei Tyler: Bronze - Super Heavy Weight Sparring 
Kennedy: Bronze - Black Belt Sparring, Gold - Intermediate Sparring, Gold - Traditional Kata 
Cole: Gold - Black Belt Sparring, Gold - Intermediate Sparring 
Diego: Silver - Continuous Sparring, Bronze - Black Belt Sparring, Silver - Intermediate Sparring 
Maximo: Bronze - Black Belt Sparring, Gold - Intermediate Sparring, Gold - Traditional Kata
Alexandra: Gold - Black Belt Sparring, Gold - Intermediate Sparring, Silver - Traditional Kata 
Ty: Silver - Intermediate Sparring.
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Sensei MJ is head instructor of Amba Martial Arts - European Fitness, while also teaching at Amba Martial Arts - Red Rock, and is a student at Truckee Meadows Community College.

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