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Awards Banquet

Once a year The American Institute of Kenpo hosts a social evening where we recognize our students that have shown outstanding effort and martial performance for that year. We nominate three students in each of the following performance categories:

 

Kenpo Youth Student of the Year

Kenpo Juniors Student of the Year

Junior Black Belt Student of the Year

Kenpo Seniors Student of the Year

Senior Black Belt of the Year

Leader of the Year

Instructor of the Year

Family of the Year

 

When choosing nominations for these performance awards, our instructing staff evaluates our students on the following:

 

1) Attendance - Just because a student is talented it does not diminish a students need for training. To be nominated, students must be attending classes regularly.

 

2) Skill Level - To be nominated, students must be proficient in the art. In this area we look for those that exemplify the art in the presentation, application, and knowledge.

 

3) Martial Development and Improvement - To be nominated, students must be making notable personal gains in their martial ability over the year.

 

4) General Interaction - To be nominated, students must be able to interact well with the other students. The American Institute of Kenpo greatly appreciates and enjoys recognizing those that contribute to making training fun, enjoyable, and beneficial for their fellow martial artists.

 

In addition to the performance awards, The American Institute of Kenpo occasionally hands out Speciality Awards. The Speciality Awards are unique awards that tend to have a humorous intent to them.

 

The American Institute of Kenpo would love to have all nominees present to receive awards and recognition for their efforts at this unique annual event. Even if you have not been nominated, The American Institute of Kenpo would love to have you join us and celebrate another year of good company and training.

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2022 Event Information

Award Banquet information is released in August every year. 

 

Date:

December 3rd, 2022

Time: 
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Location:

Nana's Kitchen

8225 N Courtney Page Way

Tucson, AZ  85743

(520) 376-3809

https://www.mexicanfoodtucson.com

Tickets:

$35 each

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Banquet Meal:

All meals will include:

  • Choice of Water, Soda, Tea - Alcoholic beverages (full bar) available on your own tab.

  • Chips and Salsa

  • Mexican Rice

  • Beans

  • Choice of Entrée 

  • Dessert

For the entrée chose 1:

  • Tacos: Crispy corn shell with lettuce and tomato. Options

    • Shredded Beef

    • Shredded Chicken

  • Flautas: Crispy corn shell with guacamole and sour cream. Options

    • Shredded Beef

    • Shredded Chicken

  • Enchiladas: Soft corn tortillas filled with cheese. Options

    • Red Sauce

    • Green Sauce

    • White Sauce

Kenpo Youth Student of the Year Nominees:

  • Diego De La Torre

  • Jackson Solle

  • Sebastian De La Torre

Kenpo Junior Student of the Year Nominees:

  • Eliza Smith

  • Emma Villarreal

  • Sophia Robinson

Kenpo Junior Black Belt of the Year Nominees:

  • Graham Jacob

  • Santiago Racina

  • Xander Chermside

Leader of the Year Nominees:

  • Emma Villarreal

  • Santiago Racina

Kenpo  Senior Student of the Year Nominees:

  • Colton Thacker

  • Makayla Bermudez

  • Mindy Bermudez

Kenpo Senior Black Belt of the Year Nominees:

  • Budi Bahureksa

  • Julie Terpstra

  • Mario Trujillo

Instructor of the Year Nominees:

  • Devonn Ryles

  • Leah Terpstra

  • Trinity Johnson

Family of the Year Nominees:

  • Miranda: Natalie, Ethan, Adrienne, Kaelen, Jaiden, Logan    

  • Ryles: Devonn, Genevieve, Lionel    

  • Terpstra: Julie, Leah, Micah, Samuel