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  • Pineda's Kenpo Karate hosts 43rd Western Wyoming Karate Championships

    Chris Dean|May 30, 2024

    Pineda's Kenpo Karate hosted the 43rd annual Western Wyoming Karate Championships on May 11, 2024, at the Green River Recreation Center. The event drew 220 competitors from Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Colorado and Idaho. Divisions offered included traditional and creative kata, weapons, and self-defense, point sparring, padded sword sparring, flag sparring, and board breaking. Twenty-eight Pineda's students participated in the championships. Twelve Grand Champion awards were earned by Black Belts...

  • Western Wyoming Karate Championships hosted by Pineda's Kenpo Karate

    Chris Dean, Pinedas Kenpo Karate|Jun 1, 2023

    The 42nd Annual Western Wyoming Karate Championships were hosted by Pineda's Kenpo Karate at the Green River Recreation Center on May 13, 2023. The championships hosted 183 competitors from Wyoming, Utah, Montana, and Colorado. Competition included forms, weapons, self-defense, sparring, flag sparring, padded sword sparring, and board breaking. Several grand champions were awarded in both black belt and under belt categories; each receiving a samurai sword and a grand champion tournament hoodie.... Full story