2007 Phoenix Martial Arts Shiai, Bolton, ON - October 2007

Congratulations to Team KMA competitors for yet another great showing! Some specific awards were as follows:

Royce Rabanal - 1st Kata, 2nd Fighting (WAY TO GO ROYCE!!!)
Reeve Francis - 4th Fighting
Daniel (Britney) Lipnyagov - 3rd Kata, 1st Fighting
Tal Zaitsev - 4th Kata
Sacha Zaitsev - 4th Kata
Analou (Mouth) Anonat - 3rd Fighting
Greg Walker - 3rd Fighting

Congratulations also to Team KMA Black Belts for putting on a lively show taking the majority of the black belt awards:

Ira Trifu - 1st Kata, 2nd Fighting
Sacha Ramberan - 2nd Kata
Rick Kaye - 3rd Kata, 3rd Fighting
Ted Kaye - 1st Fighting, 5th Kata

 
 

2006 Supergrands, Buffalo, NY, USA - Dec 26-31, 2006

More great press for the World Championship Duo of Team KMA Instructors David Denov and Sacha Ramberan!! SportMartialArts.com has released video of the team's World Championship performance at the end of 2006.

Click HERE to access the website - register for a free login and vote to make them the highest rated video!!!

 
 

2007 Tora Judo Shiai - Brampton, Ontario, April 28-29 2007

Congratulations to Team KMA Alumni Jake Mincovitch at the 2007 Tora Judo Shiai. Since moving away from Kingsbridge Martial Arts, Little Jake has found much success in Judo having won the last 7 tournaments that he has competed in. Jake has been selected to represent his school for his weight class in the upcoming regional tournament. Way to go Jake! Keep up the good work!! Below are 2 photos of Jake from this weekend's shiai.

 

Jake with his Trophy! Way to go Jakey!

Jake dropping some poor lad on his head with a perfectly executed hip throw!

 
 

2006 Supergrands, Buffalo, NY, USA - Dec 26-31, 2006

Congratulations to Team KMA Instructors David Denov and Sacha Ramberan again for their 2006 World Championship in the Adult Traditional (N-60) Division at the NBL Supergrands this year in Buffalo, NY, USA. The write up in Sport Karate Magazine is very complete and includes some AWESOME pictures of the duo.

 

The Magazine!

The write up in the magazine! Click on picture to view full size PDF file (requires Adobe Acrobat).

 
 

The official scoresheet! Click on picture to view full size PDF file (requires Adobe Acrobat).

The championship mugshot! Click on picture to view full size PDF file (requires Adobe Acrobat).

 


Finally the web write up - poor Sach - the unremembered abused partner...

 
 
 

2007 Ontario Provincial Open Martial Arts Championships, Hamilton, Ontario - Feb 24, 2007

Congratualtions to Team KMA members Tal Zaitsev, Sacha Zaitsev, and Greg Walker for another impressive effort. Special congratulations to Greg for fighting through the Over 35 advanced division on route to a 4th place finish!! Way to go Greg!!

 


Tal performing Heian Godan.


Greg accepting his wel deserved award.

 


Greg posing for the required champions photo.

 
 

2006 Supergrands, Buffalo, NY, USA - Dec 26-31, 2006

Congratulations for Team KMA instructors David Denov and Sacha Ramberan for their 2006 NBL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in Traditional Self Defence. Below is a video version of the championship routine, although from an earlier tournament. Congratulations guys!! Click HERE to read the evening finals write up by sportmartialarts.com.

NOTE: You might have to click the top of the window and "Allow Blocked Content..." to see the video.

 

Please click HERE to download the Windows Media Player edited video.

 
 

Kai-Shin Hombu Shiai - December 3, 2006

Congratulations to Team KMA for another successful outing. Some pictures taken by Sasha Zaitsev have been submitted from the event. See below

 

 

Valerie Showing off her medal!

 

Wonder Twin Powers ACTIVATE!

 

Alex Performing his Kata

 

Mean Girls!

 

The Future

 
 

Phoenix Martial Arts Shiai - October 22, 2006 - Bolton, Ontario.

Another huge Team KMA showing at the Phoenix Shiai! The team consisted of 16(!) members and was lead by Sensei Ira Trifu. In addition to the numbers again, Team KMA had a strong showing in the competition as well!

 


Ezra Tannen - Kata 5th & Sparring 5th
Daniel Lipnyagov Kata 5th & Sparring 4th
Max (Coconut) Sborschikov Kata 5th & Sparring 4th
Valaria Sborschikov Kata 5th & Sparring 5th
Alex Sborschikov Kata 5th & Sparring 1st (Way To Go ALEX!!)
Daniel Natapov Kata 1st & Sparring 2nd (Way To Go DANNY!!)
Greg Walker Kata 5th & Sparring 5th
Jaba Svarishvili Kata 5th & Sparring 5th
Ajvi _______ Kata 5th & Sparring 5th
Elba _______ Kata 5th & Sparring 5th


Willaim Laxamana - Kata 5th & Sparring 5th
Andre Chretien Kata 5th & Sparring 5th
Roxanne (Freek) Rellin Kata 5th & Sparring 5th
Lucasz (Thump) Wloderek Kata 5th & Sparring 5th (DQ's against Freek in the first rd)
Rick Kaye Kata 1st& Sparring 2nd (Lost to his Brother ?!?!)
Ted Kaye Kata 5th & Sparring 1st (Way to go ted! At least one of the twins can scrap!)
Ira Trifu Kata 1st & Sparring 1st (Dominating Perfromance!)
 
 

SMAC Internationals - October 21 & 22, 2006.

Congratulations to Team KMA members Sasha and Tal Zaitsev for going and competing at the NBL National level. Sasha and Tal both finished with 5th place in forms and fighting, but more importantly gained the valuable experience of facing very seasoned national competitors! Way to go guys! We are proud of you!!

Also, Team KMA members Sacha Ramberan and David Denov finished first in the Self-Defence category. This finish provides them with a first place regional seeding in the NBL Supergrands in December! Good luck guys!!

 
 

Canadian National Gold Belt Championships - September 30, 2006.

Congratulations to Team KMA members David Denov and Sacha Ramberan for successfully defending their Self Defence Grand-Championship for an unprecedented 4th straight year! Way to go guys!

 
 

Phoenix Martial Arts Shiai - October 23, 2005 - Bolton, Ontario.

Way to go Team KMA members who competed at the Phoenix Shiai! The team consisted of 25 (!) members and 4 Black belt judges and is the biggest showing Kingsbridge has ever put forward and earned us the MOST SUPPORTING CLUB award. Way to go team! You should be proud of yourselves for a strong showing. In addition to the sheer numbers, Team KMA members received 21 medals! Way to go Team. Specific placings were as follows:

 


Max (Coconut) Sboshekov - Kata 5th & Sparring 3rd
Valeria Sboshekov - Kata 5th & Sparring 3rd
Alex Sboshekov - Kata 2nd & Sparring 3rd
Naveed (Lil Smiley) Ali - Kata 5th & Sparring 1st
Annalouh (Mouth)Anonat - Kata 5th & Sparring 5th
Phil (Philbert) Steinke - Kata 5th & Sparring 5th
Matthew Fishman - Kata 5th & Sparring 5th
William Fishman - Kata 5th & Sparring 5th
Tal Zaitsev - Kata 5th & Sparring 5th
Sasha Zeitsev - Kata 5th & Sparring 1st (Way to go Sacha!)
Lucasz (Thunk)Wlodarek - Kata 4th & Sparring 2nd (Great showing!)
Danny Natapov - Kata 3rd& Sparring 2nd
Jake Mincovitch - Kata 2nd (Amazing Job Jakey!!!)


Roxanne (Freek) Rellin - Kata 1st (WOW!!) & Sparring 5th (Fought great!)
Jennifer Pilien - Kata 5th & Sparring 5th
Christopher Pilien - Kata 3rd & Sparring 5th
Ken Abad - Kata 5th & Sparring 4th
Christal Abad - Kata 5th & Sparring 2nd
Jonielyn Carlos - Kata 5th & Sparring 5th
Miles Kentebe - Kata 5th & Sparring 2nd (Good job Miles!!)
Julius Borja - Kata 5th & Sparring 1st (Way to go Jules!)
Justin Rago - Kata 5th & Sparring 5th
Ira Trifu - Kata 1st & Sparring 1st (Old Faithful)
Lavi Gawrielman - Kata 5th & Sparring 5th
Chris (Moose) Aberin - Kata 2nd & Sparring 4th
 
 

Maccabi Games - July 14, 2005 - Malcha Hall, Jerusalem, Israel

Congratulations to Team KMA member David Denov for his 4th place finish in the under 75kg category at this years Maccabiah Games held in Jerusalem, Israel. In addition to David's performance, the team finished in 3rd place for the overall karate medal count (second only to Israel and the USA), collecting 12 in total thanks to a very strong effort from the Canadian juniors. Some pictures of David's fighting are below.

   
 

David hits the Israeli competitor with a strong reverse punch in the jaw

 

Slipping after an attempted kick, David defends himself from the ground

       
 

David leans in to score with a jab...

...and follows with a jumping reverse punch.

 
 

In the bronze medal match, David connects with the Mexican's jaw.

David lands a round-house kick against the Mexican.

       
 

After Charging, the Mexican gets caught in the chin...

...fairly hard...

 
 

... and drops to the mat...

...out cold for 5 seconds.

 
 

David catches the Mexican's kick attempt...

... and finishes with a sweep.

 
 

Finally, David throws one last punch...

... and the Mexican takes one last fall.

 
 

Kubota Cup - June 26, 2005 - Etobicoke Olympium

Congratulations to Team KMA members David Denov, and Sacha Ramberan for successfully defending their title for a 3rd time! Team KMA was again dominant in the Black Belt Self-Defence division. Super Uke Sach really came through by taking a fine beating from Dave and Sach was competing with a Migraine on top of everything. You've got to love the team spirit!

   
 

Gravity Issues...

Woops... Did you trip?

 
 

Airplane Flex!

SMACK 1 of 3 (Hair Pull)

 
 

SMACK 2 of 3 (Accelleration - see him tighten his face???)

SMACK 3 of 3 (IMPACT BABY!!!)

 
 

Good Aim - Small Target...

Mat, meet pretzel boy. Pretzel boy, meet Mat...

 
 

Did I mention Sach had a migraine?

...AND STAY DOWN!!!!

 
 

Kubota Cup - June 27, 2004 - Etobicoke Olympium

Congratulations to Team KMA members David Denov, Sacha Ramberan, and Ira Trifu for their strong showing! Once again Team KMA dominated the self-defence divisions winning both the Black Belt and Colour Belt Title for the second year running. Congratulations to Ira for also placing 2nd in both forms and fighting at the event! Pictures below depict the Black Belt Self Defence Routine.

       
 

He did't need those did he?

S...T...R...E...T...C...H...!!!

 
 

That is going to leave a mark!

He isn't going to get up is he?

 
 

Air Sach (new discount Canadian airline - tickets are very cheap)!!!

BACKDROP!!!

 
 

November 1 , 2003 - SMAC Championships - Batavia New York

Congratulations Team KMA on another strong showing. The results were as follows:

  • Kaleem (Big Smiley) Ali - 2nd place in Open Forms, 2nd place in Traditional forms, 1st place in sparring
  • Naveed (Little Smiley) Ali - Finalist in Open Forms, Finalist in Traditional forms, Finalist in sparring
  • Ira Trifu - 1st Place in Self Defence, 1st place in Open Forms, 1st place in Traditional forms, 1st place in Sparring
  • Lisa Manini - Finalist in Mens Traditional Black Belt Forms, 2nd place in Womens Black Belt Forms, 2nd place in Womens Black Belt Sparring
  • Sacha Ramberan - 5th place in Traditional Forms, Finalist in Mens Lightweight Black Belt Sparring

Way to Go Ira on a 4x 1st Place Finish!

 
 

October 4 , 2003 - Golden Belt Championships - Toronto Ontario

Congratulations Team KMA on another strong showing. The results were as follows:

  • Kaleem (Big Smiley) Ali - 1st place in Forms, 5th place in sparring
  • Ira Trifu - 1st Place in Self Defence, 2nd place in Forms, 1st place in sparring
  • Lisa Manini - 1st place in Forms, 1st place in sparring, Womens Black Belt Forms Grand Championship
  • Sacha Ramberan - 5th in Forms, 1st place in sparring
  • David Denov - 1st Place in Black Belt Self Defence, Self Defence Grand Championship
 
 

September 13, 2003 - The Steel City Challenge - Hamilton Ontario

Congratulations Team KMA on another strong showing. The results were as follows:

  • Naveed (Little Smiley) Ali - 5th place in Open Forms, 2nd place in Traditional forms, 5th place in sparring
  • Kaleem (Big Smiley) Ali - 1st place in Open Forms, 1st place in Traditional forms, 1st place in sparring, Grand Champtionship
  • Ira Trifu - 1st Place in Self Defence, 3rd place in Open Forms, 3rd place in Traditional forms, 1st place in sparring
  • Lisa Manini - 1st place in Traditional forms, 3rd place in sparring
  • Sacha Ramberan - 5th in Traditional forms, 3rd place in sparring

Special congratulations to Kaleem for earning his first Grand Championship (over Ira Trifu in second spot). It was appropriate as his brother Naveed won the same championship in the 12 and under category at this tournament last year! Way to go guys!

 
 

July 12 & 13, 2003 - The 11th Annual Kubota World Cup International Karate Association World Championships

On July 12th, Team KMA competitor Ira Trifu competed at the 11th Annual Kubota World Cup IKA World Championships and had a very successful weekend. Ira dominated her Self Defence division (with the assitance of KMA super uke Sacha Ramberan) and won the division's world title in style. Ira went on to perform a strong Enpi in her kata division and fought hard in her kumite division (with one 3 point kick to the head in her final match making the difference) and brought home 2 more IKA divisional world titles! Way to go Ira!

On July 13th, Team KMA Chief Instructor David Denov (again with the assistance of KMA super Uke Sacha Ramberan) also stepped into the ring to compete in the 18+ Black Belt Self-Defence Category of the IKA World Championships and although they received the worst draw, having to go first, David and Sacha wowed the crowd to complete silence and set a standard that was unachievable by the other competitors, giving them the title of IKA World Champions.

 
 

June 21, 2003 - The Way of The Warrior Open Karate Tournament

On June 21, 2003, Ira Trifu represented Team KMA at the Way of the Warrior and had a very solid competition day. First, she competed in Self Defence without an attaker which has never been done in the history of self defence divisions. Dare to be different! Her strong kata then landed her a 1st place win and a chance to compete for the junior colour belt grand championship on stage later in the evening. Ira then proceeded to take 2nd place in a fighting division that was the result of merging the female 15-17 year old advanced division, and both the the male 15-17 interneidate and advanced divisions. Finally, to close out the day, Ira tied for first in the grand championship division and won the tie breaker by a score of 5-0! Way to go! Keep up the good work.

  Ira Trifu    
 

Ira Trifu performing her solo self defence routine:

 

Ira Trifu performing her Kata - Enpi:

 
 

June 8, 2003 - Kai Shin Karate Association Shiai

On June 8, Team KMA (affectionately known by those who know and love us as Team Attitude) went to the Kai-Shin Hombu Dojo (headquarters) in Mississauga and competed at the Kai-Shin Association Shiai. The team that went included some rookie competitors as well as some savvy veterans. All did very well. The results were as follows:

  • Vlad Rozenfeld - Finalist Kata, 4th Fighting
  • David Rozenfeld - Finalist Kata, Finalist Fighting
  • WIlliam Rozenfeld - Finalist Kata, Finalist Fighting
  • Ira Trifu - 2nd Kata, 2nd Fighting
  • Kaleem Ali - 3rd Kata, 1st Fighting
  • Naveed Ali - 2nd Kata, 2nd Fighting
  • Sean Krupnik - 1st Kata, 4th Fighting
  • Sean Cooke - Finalist Kata, Finalist Fighting
  • Jessica Comilang - Finalist Kata, Finalist Fighting
 

David Rozenfeld
David Rozenfeld throwing one mean sidekick during his kata presentation of Kata Nidan at the Kai-Shin Shiai on June 8, 2003. David's strong showing made him a finalist in the division. David also placed as a finalist in his sparring division.

 
       
    Sean Krupnik
Sean Krupnik showing off his power during his kata presentation of Wolverine at the Kai-Shin Shiai on June 8, 2003. Sean's explosive power and unbelievable speed earned him the 1st place spot. Sean also took 4th place in the sparring division.
       
  Ira Trifu vs. Sean Krupnik
Sean Krupnick and Ira Trifu (both Team KMA members) met in the semi-final round of the Kai-Shin Shiai on June 8, 2003. Ira is shown attempting to hit Sean with a cartwheel kick where she tries to swing both feet over and make contact with Sean's head. Albeit creative, her attempt was unsuccessful and Sean scored on her immediately following the kick. Ira got her revenge however by going on to win the fight and place 2nd (losing to Kaleem Ali - another Team KMA member) in the division. Sean took 4th. Ira also took 2nd place in her kata division, losing to Sean (shown above).
 
       
    Kata Sweep
In the adult advanced kata division of the Kai-Shin Shiai n June 8, 2003, Team KMA showed their dominance by placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the division. Shown are Kaleem Ali, 3rd, Ira Trifu, 2nd, and Sean Krupnik, 1st. These three fierce competitors also finished in the top 4 of their fighting division, with Sean finishing 4th, Ira 2nd, and the ever fierce Kaleem (broken hand and all) finishing 1st.

Way to go Team KMA!!