Name: Kaitlyn Shimohara
Sport: Karate
Position: 14-15 Female Elite Kata
Classification: Shindo Jinen Ryu
Birthplace: Fullerton, Calif.
Hometown: Rossmoor, Calif.
Other Career Highlights
  • 2x Junior National Team Member
Personal: I started doing karate when I was only 5 years old....My favorite food is Filipino Empanadas....My hobbies include reading, eating, hanging out with friends, and dancing....My biggest win was last nationals. This victory was especially rewarding because it was the first year that I made the Junior USA team....My heroes in real life are my parents for being able to get me to training while balancing their already busy schedules....I get my inspiration for karate from my incredible senpais and senseis who have been through experiences similar to mine....My favorite part about competition is being able to meet incredible people of all ages from around the world...."7 times down, 8 times up" -Sensei Chad