Kai Thomas, 8 year-old brown belt, has been awarded the silver medal for his Kata performance in a Shotokan karate competition that was held in Yuba City, California. 

Kai and Alex, 8 and 9 years-old, have not practiced Pinan Nidan kata together, yet their years of training under Sensei Tom Westernoff shows great focus and timing in this video. They are very much in sync at the karate demonstration during promotion. (11.1.14)

This is an example of a kata utilizing weapons while in competition.  We train with a variety of weapons that include the nunchaku, bo, kaibo, tonfa, and sai.

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