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Thomas Saenz - TEAM USA!
$499 raised
6% of $8k goal
9 contributors
87 Weeks running

Thomas Saenz is a 12 year old Martial Arts Student at North Channel Martial Arts (NCMA) in Houston, Texas under the direction of Lee Ordonio and Tracy Armstead, earning his First Degree Black Belt in June 2017.  Thomas also trains in Soft Style Forms and Weapons under Rommel Gargoles. 

Outside of Martial Arts, Thomas is an 8th Grade Honor Roll Student at Roberson Middle School, with his schedule containing all Pre-AP and High School curriculum courses, with an emphasis in Engineering.  He also is a student of the Urena Music Academy, learning to play the Guitar.

Thomas travels all over the country competing in Traditional Forms/Weapons, Creative Forms/Weapons, Soft Style Forms/Weapons and Point Sparring. To date, Thomas has earned 28 Grand Championships, 29 State Championships, 49 National Championships and 18 World Championships in various Sport Karate Leagues.  His most recent World Championship win was just last year for Team USA – winning GOLD in Traditional Korean Forms!

In March, Thomas earned a spot on Team USA for the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WACO) and is set to go for GOLD in September at the WAKO Junior World Championships in Jesolo (Venice), Italy!

In April, Thomas earned a spot on Team USA for the World Karate and Kickboxing Union (WKU) and is set to go for GOLD in October at the WKU World Championships in Athens, Greece!

Costs associated with these two trips are estimated to be around $8,000.00 (which includes airfare, lodging, team uniforms/gear and registration fees). We are kindly asking for your help in sponsoring Thomas. Any level of support you are willing and/or able to offer to help will be greatly appreciated.

If you wish to follow Thomas’ journey to both World Championships, you can follow his social media accounts:



If you wish to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please feel free to contact myself or Thomas' Instructors:

Monica Saenz:

Tracy Armstead:

Rommel Gargoles:

We thank you in advance for your support. Thomas looks forward to representing our country.  He will definitely have all family and friends in his heart as he competes against the BEST the WORLD has to offer in Sport Karate!

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