Name: Ana Perales
Sport: Karate
Position: 16-17 Female Elite Kumite -53kg
Classification: Shito-Ryu
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Hometown: Ennis, Texas
Personal: I started karate when I was 4 and this will be the first time I am on the Junior National Team!...The types of music I listen to are Pop, EDM, R&B and Reggaeton....Besides karate, I like to play softball....My favorite part of competition is that I am able to gain experience. I make my family and friends proud of me with my achievements. I get to see my old friends from other places and I also make new friends, and go to new places....My real life heroes are my mom and dad because they've done many things for me and my family....How I relax: Days before the tournament go to take pictures in the city. During the tournament being with my mom. After my competition go to take a bath and go to a dinner with my mom or my team...."After every storm comes a rainbow."