By Inna Kartunova,
Community Center Coordinator, City of Sunny Isles Beach.
Photos by Marco Masi.
City of Sunny Isles Beach was represented by the Pelican Community Park’s Karate youth team at the International Karate Tournament, CHOJUN MIYAGI CUP 2012.
This prestigious tournament was hosted by St. Thomas University on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Among the contestants registered for this international championship, there were teams from Venezuela, Ecuador, Bahamas, and various States including Florida.
Four students of PCP Karate program participated in the competition, where they demonstrated great results and brought home 6 medals including Silver and Bronze:
Chloe Araujo scored 2nd Place and Silver in Kata and Kimite matches.
Zahra Marie Ronizi won 2nd Place and Silver medal in Kata.
Breanna Wolfshlag took 3rd Place and Bronze medals in Kata and Kumite contests.
Brandon Herman won 3rd Place and Bronze in Kumite match.
This was a great opportunity for all Karate students to have a fun day and to perform and demonstrate the techniques and martial arts skills they have learned in class under the guidance of their instructor Sensei Marco Masi.
Good Job, Chloe, Zahra, Breanna and Brandon, we are very proud of you!
Kudos to the Karate students of Pelican Community Park, the winners of this challenging competition!
Cultural and Human Services Department of the City of Sunny Isles Beach offers various recreational and sports programs for youth, such as Karate, Gymnastics, Circus, Fine Art, Chess, Musical Theater, Guitar, Piano, Lego Robotics, Stop Motion Animation, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, etc. We also offer various recreational and educational programs for adults and free services for senior residents. For details about all the activities with the description, schedules and fees, please look for a catalog of programs on the city’s website www.sibfl.net, or tune into the Cable Channel 77. For additional information please contact CHS Department at 305.792.1706.
Left: Pelican Community Park Karate Team
Right: Zahra Marie Ronizi (Silver Medal) & Breanna Wolfschlag (Bronze Medal)