Name: Joane Orbon
Position: Female -61kg Kumite
Sport: Karate
Discipline(s): Karate
Height: 5'5''
Weight: 128lbs
DOB: 10/5/1994
Birthplace: Santa Clara, Calif.
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
High School: Bear Creek High School
College: Columbia Southern University
Team/Club: Tibon's Goju-Ryu
Coach(es): Tareq Abdesselem, Tommy Hood, Gene Tibon
World Championship Experience
  • Jr PKF Gold Medalist (2008, 2013, 2014)
  • Jr PKF Bronze Medalist (2010, 2011)
Other Career Highlights
  • 3x PKF Champion
  • USA Karate Female Athlete of the Year 2015
  • 10x US Champion
  • Pan Am Games US Team (2015)
  • Senior US National Team (2014, 2015, 2017)
  • Junior US National Team (2008-2014)
  • Sr National Silver Medalist (2015, 2017)
  • Sr National Champion (2016)
  • Jr National Champion (2008-2014)
Personal: I started karate when I was 7. My family moved to Stockton from the Bay Area in 2001, so my mom searched for activities my brother and I would be able to do together in the Yellow Pages and found karate and swimming. Three things you may not know about me are that I am a big sports fan and can probably watch ESPN all day, I love sushi and can eat it everyday, and my go to app is Pinterest. ...I'm a big sports fan and can probably watch ESPN all day. I love sushi and can eat it every day. My go-to app is Pinterest.