Name: Natasha Kudelya
Sport: Karate
Position: 16-17 Female Elite Kumite +59kg
Classification: Shotokan
Birthplace: Richmond, Va.
Hometown: Henrico, Va.
Team/Club: Justice Karate American Shotokan
Coach(es): Sam Justice and Nancy Chase
World Championship Experience
  • 2014 WUKF World Championships Kumite: Silver
  • 2016 15-17 Team Kumite in Ireland: bRonze
Other Career Highlights
  • 3x Junior National Team Member
  • 2018 Nationals in Reno, NV: Silver
  • 2017 Gold in USANKF, USAKF, and AAU National Championships
  • Won at Training Camp in Pittsburg held by Dustin Baldis
Personal: I started doing karate when I was only 4 years old and I have made The Junior National Team three times since then!...My favorite food is pasta!...Some hidden talents of mine is that I can play the piano and play soccer....My coach is my hero because he is so great at what he does and has been doing karate for 50 years and has stuck with it....I love competing in general. it is very exciting for me, and it is like taking a break from training to show what you can do. I love making new friends at a competition...."Just because my path is different, doesn't mean I'm lost."