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Karate tournament honors late instructor

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by Dave Delgado

Guam - The 1st Annual Carlos Palacios Memorial Tournament is an inaugural Kyokushin Karate tournament in honor the late Carlos "Cal" Palacios. Senpai Cal was a longtime Kyokushin Karate instructor from the village of Yigo who passed away last year after bravely fighting cancer.

Over 30 fighters are expected to participate in various age and gender categories. This event will feature full contact, karate knockdown rules set forth by the International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan. There will also be breaking, weapons and kata (forms) demonstrations. Tickets are $10 in advance and are available at the Hagatna Martial Arts Center and The Guam Reef Hotel and $15 at the door. The event starts at 10am.

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