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Tiger's Eye Kyokushin Karate

Members or Tiger's Eye Kyokushin Karate are shown with their medals and trophies from a May 6 tournament in San Francisco, the photo taken at the group's dojo at 425 Railroad St. in Elko. 

SAN FRANCISCO – On May 6, a local group of karate students competed in a large tournament of skills in San Francisco, several notching notable performances.

Led by sensei Cervando Lara of Tiger’s Eye Kyokushin Karate, the locals showed they had what it took to contend with dojos from all over the West, including from large areas.

Isaiah Metz placed second in the knockdown portion of the lightweight division, and Tyra Christean showed out for the girls – finishing second in the advanced semi-knockdown of the 13-15 age group.

Jesston Tkach placed second in the advanced semi-knockdown of the boys 10-12 division.

In the beginner portions of the semi-knockdown, Zoey Price ranked second in the 10-12 age group for the girls as well.

Jordan Tkach placed second in the 10-12 boys group in the beginner’s division of the semi-knockdown platform, and Jazzam Martinez ranked second in the girls 13-15 division in the beginner’s semi-knockdown format.

Ma KangKang, performing in the women’s division, took fourth place in the semi-knockdown competition.

The group wishes to thank Newmont Mining Corp. and its Legacy Fund for the donation.

Tiger’s Eye Kyokushin Karate is a nonprofit organization.

New students ages 5 and older are welcome to visit the dojo and try it out for two weeks at no charge.

The dojo is located at 425 Railroad St. in Elko.

For more information, contact sensei Lara and 397-0764.

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