Pinoy karatekas stamp class

May 28, 2020
Aquino and Ragenil
Aquino (left) and Ragenil.

THE Philippine Karatedo League  (PKL) did the country proud anew in two major international karate virtual championships recently.

PKL founder and head master Dennis Aquino captured the gold medal in the masters category in the Hayashi Karate International Virtual Challenge.

Sharing the limelight were Melvin Anino of PKL Tacloban City, who bagged the silver medal in the blackbelt division; and Russel Ragenil, who took the bronze in the boys 14-15 years old category.

The virtual competition attracted top karatekas from 13 countries, including the United States, England and Canada.

Meanwhile, the El Tigre Pilipinas captured four golds and two bronzes in the  International Karate Gojuryu E-Kata Championships.

Winning the gold mdals for the Filipinos are Dennis Aquino, Renee Mae Fabon, Carlos Vincent Estivez and Reiven Fillarca.

Restituto Fillarca Jr.  and Laurence Jhon Fillarca settled for the bronze medals.