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2018 PanAmerican Championships Success

Team USA, including LKA's own mother-son pair Cathy Jarushi and AJ Jarushi, demonstrated strong spirit and technique at the 2018 JKA PanAmerican Karate Championships this month in Lima, Peru! All competitors fought hard against elite athletes from across North and South America to bring home a total of 3 golds, 1 silver, 2 bronzes & 4 Top 16 placements! Women's Adult Team kata earned third place with a beautiful Gojushiho Sho kata. The Men's Team Kata displayed athleticism and power performing Sochin kata to earn 4th place. The Men's Kumite (sparring) Team displayed practiced technique and strong resolve to medal with a hard-fought bronze. This international competition experience will sure

Leilani Heno - Meditation in motion

Leilani Heno fell in love with the mindfulness and physical aspects of karate when she began training at LKA in 2009, and recently earned her nidan (2nd degree black belt) this summer at the Japan Karate Association/American Federation National Training Camp in Metairie! She’s an active fitness and health advocate and entrepreneur in New Orleans, as the founder of X-Trainers Personal Training, a healthy meal service, author and healthy lifestyle public speaker. She shares her karate journey and examines the mindful and physical aspects of the art and exercise. How did you first hear about karate? When I was a kid, I’d seen every Bruce Lee movie you can imagine! My brother and I would reenact


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