AD Main Menu

Bradford rules at Karate championship

Vassar Bradford dominated the action at last weekend’s 34th annual Alaska State Karate Championships at the Spenard Rec Center, winning titles in the black-belt division for both Kata and free fighting. 

Adale Sanders won the women’s black-belt competition in the Kata division, and Tanaka’s Martial Arts Academy won the team competition. 


Alaska State Karate Championships

At Spenard Rec Center

Team results — 1) Tanaka’s Martial Arts Academy; 2) Tanaka’s Martial Arts Academy - Mat-Su Dojo; 3) North Star Tae Kwon Do. 

Kata Division winners

Men’s black belt — (18 or older): 1) Vassar Bradford; 2) Christopher Hodgin. Womens’ black belt — (18 or older): 1) Adale Sanders. 

Free Fighting winners

Men’s black belt — 1) Vassar Bradford; 2) Tadashi Tanaka.