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Veras Academy at the US Open 2017

27/04 2017


USA OPEN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

Veras Academy Head Instructor Raphael Veras took a youth squad of 3 boys and a girl aged between 9-13yrs old to the 2017 USA Open, which took place on April 15-16. Over 42 countries and 2,400 competitors including WKF World Champions and Medallist traveled from around World to compete in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Paris Hotel & Casino. Great Britain was extremely well represented by the squad who have returned home with 3 golds and a bronze medal won by every member of the team in combat categories.

LULU BROWN-Gold 12-13 years open weight intermediate.
LUAN VERAS-Gold 12-13 years -45kg advanced.
LIAM VERAS-Bronze 10-11 years open weight advanced.
LUCA VERAS-Gold 8-9 years open weight advanced.

Karate and MMA is a big part of sensei Raphael's family life . They live it everyday, karate is not a business but a way of life. Karate will be in the 2020 Olympic games, therefore Sports Science and WKF qualified Coach Raphael is working hard to get his Association Athletes in the right direction to represent Great Britain.

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