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Local karate kids to compete in Jr. Olympic Games

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For the first time in AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) history, the West Coast Junior Olympic Games will be held in Reno through July 20 ” and a dozen local karate kids will be in it.

Athletes will compete in track and field, baseball, girls and boys basketball, Taekwondo, jump rope and karate.

Truckee’s local karate dojo, Pacific Crest Martial Arts, will be sending 12 athletes to participate in the Traditional Karate-Do Organization-sponsored events of Kata, Kumite (sparring) and Kobudo (weapons). This is a rare opportunity for the local athletes to compete in an otherwise strictly black belt event.

The karate events will be held on Saturday and Sunday at Damonte Ranch School at 10500 Rio Wrangler Parkway in Reno. Competition starts at 9 a.m. both days.

Pacific Crest Martial Arts is owned and operated by Tony Aliteri and is affiliated with the Traditional Karate-Do Organization (TKO).

TKO’s purpose is dedicated to the promotion, preservation and education of the martial arts and its traditions. TKO strives to be the most reputable and respected organization worldwide, dedicated in preserving the classical styles of Shitoryu, Shotokanryu, Gojyuryu and Shorinryu.

TKO and Pacific Crest Martial Arts are teaching their students to strive for perfection in all that one does. All students, young and old, are asked to adopt and uphold a special code of behavior and ultimately embody this code in work, school, home life and friendships.

This is achieved through a sincere commitment to reach the TKO’s goals with integrity, always striving for self-improvement of the mind, body and spirit. This is not meant to be attained overnight or even in one year, but is intended for each student to become a part of something much larger than oneself, with a humble and disciplined joy.

So come check out what this unique school of karate is all about.

To learn more about Pacific Crest Martial Arts call 412-1957 or stop by the Rec Center any Monday or Wednesday from 4:30-7 p.m. to watch a class.