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Help me get to France to fight on the US team!
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Hello family and friends! I have been invited to fight on Shotokan Karate of America's US team in an international tournament in France this summer. Please help this public school teacher and passionate karateka fulfill my dream!

Hello family and friends out there! I have been invited to fight on Shotokan Karate of America's US team in an international tournament this summer celebrating France Shotokan's 50th Anniversary. However, as a high school teacher in Oakland, CA, I need your help to raise funds for my plane ticket. 

If you are unfamiliar with karate tournaments, SKA-style, here is a video of me delivering the winning shot at Nisei Week in 2009:I have been expanding my practice into tournament fighting for the last 6 years, and have developed important skills and become more confident in my self-defense capabilities. It's a lot of training, but completely worth it. I would love to use those skills to help Team USA win this summer in Normandy!Me fighting in the final Nisei Week match last AugustThank you for your help; it will be an amazing experience, and I have worked hard to get here.

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