Sensei Tanaka knows What it Takes to be a Champion...
... and he can make you one!
Learn more about our champions:
Vassar William Louie Bradford, his most recent accomplishment: 2011 USA Nationals Gold Medalist for Kata Elite Competition. This is the 4th consecutive year Mr. Bradford has won this title with the help and instruction of Sensei Tanaka.
Emma Andrews, her most recent accomplishment: 2010 USA Nationals Silver Medalist for Female Advance Elite Kata
Hunter Guarino, her most recent accomplishment: 2009 Gold Medalist for the USA in the 18th Maccabiah Games
Jesse Boese, became the youngest student to pass the black belt examination on October 4, 2008.
Results for 2010 USA Karate Nationals
*** July 13th, 2010 - Anchorage Daily News ***
Ten Alaskans (all from Tanaka's Martial Arts Academy), garnered 13 medals over the course of the four-day tournament, earning six gold, three silver and four bronze medals.
Vassar Bradford, Men's Advanced Elite Kata; Austin Mahan, 18-34 yrs. Male Intermediate Kata; Austin Mahan, Men's Intermediate Bo; Lauren Lick, 12 yrs. Female Advanced Kata; Krista Mahan, 11 yrs. Female Intermediate Kata; Krista Mahan, 10-11 yrs. Female Intermediate Bo.
Emma Andrew, 18-20yrs. Female Advanced Elite Kata; Wil Troxel, 10-11 yrs. Male Intermediate Bo; Brayden Mahan, 13-14yrs. Male Int. Bo.
Austin Mahan, 18-34 yrs. Male Intermediate Kumite; Krista Mahan, 11 yrs. Female Intermediate Kumite; Emma Andrew, 18-20 yrs. Female Advanced Elite Kumite; Brayden Mahan, 13 yrs. Male Intermediate Kata.