Four athletes from the Budo Karate Dojo, which is located at 165A Chelsea St. in Everett, were selected for the Karate Team USA, but only three managed to travel on Sunday, Dec. 4. At the moment, the athletes are in Warsaw, Poland, from where they will go to Lublin, Poland, to participate in the World Karate Championships taking place from December 9-11. The four athletes are Kawan Almeida Dias, Natanael Oliveira, José Victor Segundo and Hadassa Dias. They have been practicing karate for approximately eight years and were national champions in St. Louis, Mo., in May 2022.
Sensei Tony Almeida claims that the athletes are very well prepared not only physically, but also psychologically and that they have great possibilities of winning Gold in this event.