BASKA FINALS VII Opening Ceremonies
November 11, 2011
The BASKA FINALS VII began the epic weekend with a first of sorts as the FINALS started off with a traditional OPENING CEREMONIES. Team CASTRO SPORT KARATE (Rafael Garcia & Austin Huff), Steve Brumme, and Team DUMLAO’s (Jon Jon Naraja & Josh Naraja) warmed the crowd up with with inspiring martial art musical demonstrations.
Then it was off to the PARADE OF DOJOS. Teams paraded out one by one with participating members and were each announced to the supportive crowd in attendance. Dojos/Teams walked crossed the stage with banners, matching warm up jackets, team pride, and united energy.
Below is a list of dojos that partook in the OPENING CEREMONIES PARADE OF DOJOS:
Palo Alto, CA Led by Sidney Loew STUDIO KICKS
Redwood City, CA Led by Tamara Kane ALL STAR KARATE CENTER
Fresno,CA Led by Mickey Finn ART OF SHOTOKAN
Tracy,CA Led by Julio Castro TEAM CASTRO SPORT KARATE
Fremont, CA Led by Will Quisol BRIONES KAJUKENBO
Pinole, CA Led by Ramsey Abid DUMLAO’S MARTIAL ARTS
Sparks, NV Led by Alvin Santiago EVOLUTION MARTIAL ARTS
San Jose, CA Led by Jessica Tran HIDDEN DRAGON TKD
Oakland, CA Led by Lionel Giowans HUTCHINSON’S MARTIAL ARTS
San Jose, CA Led by Robert Valdez KATTENGELL’S KNKT
San Bruno, CA Led by Kristin Cantor LAMA’S KENPO
Pittsburg, CA Led by Allen Nunley NUNLEY’S KARATE DO
Atescadero, CA Led by Tony Santos PACIFIC COAST MARTIAL ARTS
San Rafael, CA Led by Justice Allred TAYLOR HOUSE OF KARATE
Rodeo, CA Led by Tyra Co TOTAL CONTROL MARTIAL ARTS
Rocklin, CA Led by Aaron Williams ERNIE REYES TKD
Castro Valley, CA Led by GM Max Pallen PALLEN M2 NATION
Vacaville, CA Led by William Campos CAMPOS KARATE
After a short OPENING MISSION STATEMENT speech from the prestigious BASKA League President, TONY KATTENGELL, the crowd was treated with a resounding rendition of the USA National Anthem by the enlightened Stockton,CA native, Cris Garcia.
To kickoff the weekend’s festivities, both the ATHLETE COMPETITIVE OATH and the JUDGES OATH were recited by respected Athlete representative, ELIZABETH AQUINO, and one of the finest Judges representative around, ALLEN NUNLEY.
To officially kickoff the BASKA FINALS VII Games of 2011, the illustrious Secretary of State, THERESA KATTENGELL recited the DECLARATION FOR THE GAMES TO BEGIN with a resounding statement, “I declared OPEN the FINALS of BASKA & THE LEAGUE celebrating the 7th GAMES of the modern era. MAY THE GAMES BEGIN !!! ”