It was a pleasure this morning to join 38th Ward Alderman Tom Allen, Wright College President, Chuck Guengerich, and hundreds of competitors and friends and family members for the opening ceremony of the 6th Annual ITKA World Friendship Karate Tournament. Our congratulations go to founder, Sensei Bambouyani, for making this event possible for the City and our community.

Honor Guard from Schurz High School opens the tournament

Eli’s Marc Schulman, with Tournament Founder and Director, Sensei Bambouyani, and Wright College President, Chuck Guengerich

The ITKA Tournament brings hundreds of competitors to the Wright College Gym