USA Karate Features Kevin Stevens

Kevin Stevens

Sept. 22, 2014, 11:17 a.m. (ET)

Kevin Stevens

U14 Male Kumite -50 Kg 2014 Junior Pan American Championship Gold Medalist
Nickname
Katana
Twitter Name
Birthplace
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Bellevue, Washington
Current Hometown *
Stevenson Ranch, California
Height/ Weight
5'4" / 115 lbs
Family (only child, brothers/sisters, ect) *
1 Brother and 1 Sister
What age did you start karate?
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5
What style of karate do you do? *
Shotokan
What's your favorite food? *
Real Ramen noodles... Japanese style =)
What type of music do you listen to? *
Pop and JPop
What is your favorite music group or artist? *
Macklemore
Do you listen to music before you go it the ring? If so, what kind? *
No
Do you have any pets? What kind? *
I have 3 cats
What is your pets name?
*
Stormy, Annabelle and Simba
Do you have any hidden talents?*
I play the Cello and Piano
How many hours a week do you workout in preparation for a major tournament?
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25-30 Hours a week
How many times have you made the Junior US Team and in what events? *
This year (2014) was my first time making the team. I competed in Kumite, 12-13 -50Kg
Who is your favorite superhero?
*
Halo's Master Chief
Who is your hero in real life? Why? *
My Parents for believing in me and supporting me and my brother and sister in everything we do.
Hobbies
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Games and Reading
Favorite Quote *
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi
Biggest Win. Why? *
Gold in the 2014 US nationals showing people that I was capable of winning at Kumite.
What do you love about competition? *
It's a way to measure my skill in Karate.
Favorite way to relax? *
Hang out with my friends. With school, Karate and music I don't get to hang out with them a lot so I really enjoy the time I get to kick back with them.
Where do you get your inspiration from? *
My coach, Sensei Randy Word for spending so much time teaching me how to be the best that I can be in Karate and life.


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