Students from the Japan Martial Arts academy of Bakersfield competed in the invitational organization karate tournament in Visalia. Seven schools with over 50 competitors participated in the event. The results are as follows: Renshi Jon Cobbs (second Kata, first weapons Kata); Kason Abair (first Kata, first weapons Kata, first Kumite); Christophor Cchorletti (third Kata, first weapons Kata, first Kumite; Keeva Emdy (third Kata, second weapons Kata, first Kumite); Erin Nicholas (third Kata, second Kumite); Michelle Alsina (second Kata); Christian Alsina (second Kata, first weapons Kata, third Kumite); and Joshua Alaniz (second Kata, second Kumite). The Japan martial arts academy was awarded dojo champions in Kobudo and Kumite.