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JJS karatekas shine in nat’l karatedo tourney

May 21, 2009

22nd PKF National Championship awarding ceremony with RP karatedo player Noel Espinosa

22nd PKF National Championship awarding ceremony with RP karatedo player Noel Espinosa

Razhel Gee Mengullo captured the gold while Dante Jose Samonte III finished with a silver as the Jack & Jill School karatedo team, representing Bacolod City, displayed their skills during the May 6-10, 2009 Philippine Karatedo Feredation National Age-Group and Open Championship in Cabatuan, Iloilo.

Mengullo breezed through her first bout in the 10-11 girls’ kumite against a Zamboangeña foe, scoring roundhouse kicks to the body that earned her two points and kicks to the head for three additional points, to prevail in the cards, 5-1, and advanced to the next round.

Against a karateka from the National Capital Region in her second bout, Mengullo sneaked in three punches while the NCR entry scored a lone reverse punch for a 3-1 decision in favor of the Bacoleña jin.

The semifinals bout between Bacolod and Cebu ended 4-2 as Mengullo scored on two reverse punches and a roundhouse kick to the rib cage for four points while her Cebu opponent earned two points for two punches.

In the championship round, Mengullo and her Dagupan City rival proved to be equal in strength and skills as the score was tied, 3-3, after one minute and 45 seconds in the match.

A punch from Mengullo that found the abdomen of her foe before the game ends, earned the Bacoleña another point for a 4-3 victory.

Meanwhile, Samonte settled for the silver medal in boys’ 8 years old and below kata-advance after performing a “Jihon” kata or shotokan style.

The gold went to Cebu’s entry who performed a Shito-ryu and Shorin-ryu styles.

Also reaching the quarterfinals in the 8-9 years old girls’ kumite was JJS karateka Jasmine Claire Veniegas who hurdled her first bout against NCR after the latter was slapped with a disqualification due to excessive blows to the face of the Bacoleña.

Veniegas, however, failed to advance to the semis after losing to her counterpart from General Santos City, 2-4.*Nida A. Buenafe/Visayan Daily Star

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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