Name: Afonso Santos
Position: 12-13 Male Elite Kata
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 145
DOB: 4/3/2004
Birthplace: Newark, N.J.
Hometown: Kenilworth, N.J.
High School: David Brearley
Coach(es): Sensei Robert Young, Sensei Ariel Torres
Other Career Highlights
  • Junior International Cup: Gold
  • Punok Open: Gold
  • 2017 Nationals: Bronze
  • 2017 USA Open: Bronze
Personal: I started karate when I was 5 because my mother thought I was going to get bullied and wouldn't do anything about it because I was very shy. So I started karate to teach me self-defense and how to have more confidence. Three things you may not know about me are that I am #13 in the nation for cross country, I am very good at soccer, and I can run a 5:17 mile.