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Union City Pallen Karate Students Building Success
By Mel J. Albano
October 27, 2012
Pallenís Union City Leisure Services program students competed in the inaugural AMAPA4KIDS Competition on Oct 27, 2012 in Antioch.
The kids, ages 5 to 16, trained in the mixed martial art of Kajukenbo and wowed the competition, taking not just 2nd place (Jade Cabatbat and Kira Bjornson) and 1st place (Ashley Estabillo and Mason Oania) but also grand champion (Mason Oania) in Katas.
Grand Master Max Pallen Sr.ís student (Mason Oania) also placed 2nd in Team Sparring.
The founder of Pallenís Martial Arts Association, Affiliated Martial Arts Promoters Association, Northern California Eskrima-Kali-Arnis Federation, and Senkotiros Martial Arts System, Grand Master Max Pallen Sr., a 10th degree Black Belt, has been teaching Karate/Arnis in Union City (Holly Center) for more than 17 years.