Name: Brandon Nakajima-Wu
Position: 16-17 Male -55kg Kumite
Sport: Karate
Classification: Shotokan
Birthplace: Queens, NY
Hometown: New York
Personal: I started karate at the age of 9...I have made the Junior US Team 5x; 2015 12-13 -35kg Kumite, 2017 16-17 -55kg Kumite, 2018 16-17 -55kg Kumite, 2019 16-17 -55kg Kumite, and 2019 18-20 -60kg Kumite...What I love the most about competition is having the opportunity to showcase my abilities. All the training, time, effort, and sacrifice that goes into karate as my passion pays off when I compete against others who share the same passion....I get my inspiration from my younger brother Aidan. He and I have been training together since day one. He has always motivated me to push harder and nobody has a harder work ethic than Aidan. He inspires me everyday we are together...."People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."- Dale Carnegie