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Shotokan Karate Academy Students Compete In Tourney

Local youngsters Bailey and Alden Schultz have come home from their first tournament with some awards, competing for the Escalon-based Shotokan Karate Academy. The competition was hosted in San Francisco.

They train Tuesday and Thursday at the Escalon Community Center. Bailey, 11, is a green belt and started her karate in November of 2018. Alden, nine, is an orange belt and started his karate training in February of 2019.

Tournament results for Bailey Schultz included second place Kumite; third place Kata. For Alden Schultz, it was a pair of first place finishes, in Kumite and Kata. The two young karate enthusiasts live in the Valley Home area; Bailey is a sixth grade student at El Portal Middle School in Escalon while Alden is a third grader at Dent Elementary.

Class schedule for the local karate academy is Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a new four week session starting soon, at a cost of $70.

Ages 6 to 8 meet from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., ages 9 to 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., teens 15 and above and adults, class runs from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The new class session begins Tuesday, Nov. 5. Plain white uniforms are required and can be purchased online or through the instructor for an additional fee of $25.

For more information, visit or call 209-691-7372.

Shotokan Karate Academy Escalon celebrated its one year anniversary this past August.