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NOPSSCEA KARATEDO Jack & Jill karatekas keep elem. titles

October 22, 2009
NOPSSCEA Elem. Boys Karatedo Champ

NOPSSCEA Elem. Boys Karatedo Champ

In the tradition of producing young talents in karatedo, Jack & Jill School – PHHC successfully defended its twin crowns in elementary boys and girls karatedo in this year’s NOPSSCEA competition.

Tournament manager Randy Mengullo said Czesar Rein Florete led the Elan Delfin-mentored JJS boys team with two gold medals in kata and kumite for eight years old and below while teammates Dante Jose Samonte III, Fritz Alrich Sampang, and Rolin Hundana also topped their events.

Samonte won the gold in 8-9 years old kumite while Sampang ruled the 10-11 years old kumite and Hundana the 12 years old kumite.

In the girls’ department, Jasmine Veniegas, Kyle Jewel Felasor, Abegail Bringuer, Sydnnie Samonte, Razhel Gee Mengullo, and Stephanie Samonte all won gold medals in their respective age bracket.

Veniegas reigned in 8-9 kata, Felasor was unbeatable in 8-9 kumite, Bringuer beat her opponents in 10-11 kata, Sydnnie Samonte won her final event in 10-11 kumite, Mengullo won the gold in 12 years old kumite and Stephanie Samonte dominated the 12 years old kata.

La Consolacion College-Bacolod, coached by Bert Arcositas, and University of St. La Salle , mentored by Joy Sobrevega and Mario Lizares, split the honors in the college category while Megumi Academy and St. Scholastica’s Academy prevailed in the high school division.

Michael Lizares bagged two gold medals in men’s kata and +50 kgs. kumite while fellow LCC karateka John Ace Tupas turned back his opponents in +55 kgs. men’s kumite.

La Sallians Roselle Dullan and Kristina Graziella Celiz crowned themselves champion in women’s group by topping the kata and kumite events.

In the high school competition, John Rey Condes and Florian Agustia registered impressive performances in juniors kata and kumite for Megumi to bring home this year’s NOPSSCEA title while SSA’s Leanne Lorayna finished with two gold medals in cadet kata and kumite in the girls’ department.*NIDA A. BUENAFE/Visayan Daily Star


Jack and Jill School rules NOPSSCEA karatedo events

September 29, 2008

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With 12 gold medals in elementary boys and girls’ events, Jack & Jill School secured the overall championship crown in the NOPSSCEA elementary Karatedo that ended yesterday at the high school covered court of University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City.

James Inno Guanzon, team captain of JJS-PHHC campus, ruled the boys’ 12-13 years old kata and kumite category for his two-gold finish, duplicating his feat in the 2nd Philippine Olympic Festival Visayas recently held in Dumaguete.

Aside from being captain of the JJS-PHHC karatedo team, the six-grader Guanzon is also a Junior Black Belt.

Taking the winning cue from their team captain, Dante Samonte took the gold in boys’ 7-below kata while teammate Andrew Sepico topped the kumite category for the Randy Mengullo-mentored JJS karatedo team.

In the boys’ 8-9 years old, JJS-PHHC’s Aaron Andrei Lubrico won the gold in kata while USLS-IS’ Jan Gabriel Sobrevega won in the kumite.

Niall Mabaquiao gave the host team another gold in 10-11 years old kata while the top honor in kumite went to Rolin Hundana of JJS-PHHC.

In the girls’ competition, Jasmin Veniegas took the gold in 7-below while Adrea Sepico and Johaina Magbanua reigned in 8-9 years old kata and kumite, respectively.

In the 10-11 years old contest, Gerrine Perez of JJS/Castleson took the gold in kata while Rhazel Gee Mengullo of JJS-PHHC topped the kumite event.

Shayne Libre won another gold for JJS-PHHC in girls’ 12-13 years old kata while Leanne Lorayna gave St. Scholastica’s Academy its lone gold in karatedo by ruling the kumite division.

JJS karatedo team with coaches Randy Mengullo and Elan Delfin

JJS karatedo team with coaches Randy Mengullo and Elan Delfin

Meanwhile, in high school boys’ events, Castleson’s Janlee Casquejo, coached by Elan Delfin, won the gold in 15-16 years old division while teammate Celestino Aranata made his golden mark in 17-18 years old competition.

Kenneth Moises of La Consolacion College-Bacolod topped the kata contest while John Ray Condes of Megumi ruled the 13-14 years old event.

In the battle for karatedo supremacy in the collegiate level, USLS’ Roselle Dullan reigned in women’s kata and kumite to bag two gold medals while teammate Gerardo Wenceslao dominated the men’s kumite. LCC-Bacolod’s Michael Robin Lizares won the men’s kata gold.

The USLS team was mentored by Joy Sobrevega and Mario Lizares.*Nida A. Buenafe/Visayan Daily Star