Name: Elisa Au
Position: Female Elite Kumite -61kg
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 132lbs
DOB: 5/29/1981
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Punahou
College: University of Hawaii
Team/Club: Team23
Coach(es): Driss El Mannani and Brian Mertel
World Championship Experience
  • WKF World Silver Medalist (2008)
  • WKF World Champion x2 (2004) - First Athlete to Double Gold Individually at a World Championship
  • WKF World Champion (2002)
Other Career Highlights
  • 8 x PKF medalist
  • 9 x USA Open Gold medalist
  • 18 x USA Karate National Champion
  • K1 Series A Salzburg Bronze Medalist (2017)
  • 2010 World Combat Games Silver medalist
  • 2010 WKF Bronze medalist (first USA Women's Team Kumite Medal)
  • 2005 World Games Silver medalist
Personal: I started karate at the age of 5 at a YMCA class across the street from my house growing up....I have a civil engineering degree at University of Hawaii at Manoa....James Sullivan award nominee 2005... Business owner for 14 years...Three things people may not know about me is I am a mom of two amazing kids, I played piano for 12 years, and I love to cook and bake