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Barstow karate students with their trophies.

Karate students compete in Ontario

ONTARIO • Students from the American Karate Association of Champions and through the City of Barstow Parks and Recreation competed at the United States Karate Alliance Westwind Karate Tournament on Nov. 3 in Ontario.

Ten year-old Jonathan Swisher did well, taking first-place finishes in sparring and kata. The brown belt also took on a black belt opponent in weapons, and came in second. Orange belt Alex Warner, also 10, placed second in sparring and third in kata.

Natalie Warner, age 8, is a white belt who was competing in a tournament for the first time, and placed fourth in sparring. Roy Johnston, a brown belt, placed third in men’s kata and third in sparring. Ben Warner, age 32, an orange belt, was first in sparring and second in kata.

Pictured left to right with their trophies are Natalie Warner, Jonathan Swisher, Alex Warner, Roy Johnston and Ben Warner.

The students are trained by Linda Pugliese. For more information, call 760-255-3251.

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