About Ivan Bejarano

Ivan Bejarano
Professional Martial Artist

Discipline: Karate-Do
Style: Shotokan
Specialty: Kumite and Kata
Dan: Master, 6th Dan

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member Karate State Team of the State of Miranda since 1986
  • Member Venezuelan Karate National Team 1991 to 2000
  • Captain of National Karate Team in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999
  • Member National Federation of Karate since 1986

RECOGNITIONS

  • Most Outstanding Athlete at the South American Championship in Brazil, 1993
  • Best Athlete of the Year elected by the Association of Karate of the State of Miranda in Caracas, Venezuela, 1994, 1996 and 1997
  • Special Recognition by the International Olympic Committee in the first class, Caracas, Venezuela, 1997
  • Captain of the Venezuela National Team in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999
  • Recognition as the Best Athlete by the J.K.R. of Valencia, Venezuela, 1998
  • Bronze recognition as one of the best athletes of the National Team of Karate of Venezuela

NATIONAL RANKING, National Adult Championships (Venezuela)

  • 1986 Individual and Team Kumite Champion ranked  #1 (-75kg)
  • 1987 Individual and Team Kumite Champion ranked  #1 (-75kg)
  • 1988 Individual and Team Kumite Champion ranked  #1 (-75kg)
  • 1989 Individual and Team Kumite Champion ranked  #1 (-75kg)
  • 1990 Individual and Team Kumite Champion ranked  #1 (-80kg)
  • 1991 Individual and Team Kumite Champion ranked  #1 (-80kg)
  • 1992 Individual and Team Kumite Champion ranked  #1 (-80kg)
  • 1993 Individual and Team Kumite Champion ranked  #1 (-80kg)
  • 1994 Individual and Team Kumite Champion ranked  #1 (-80kg)
  • 1995 Individual and Team Kumite Champion ranked  #1 (-80kg)
  • 1996 Individual and Team Kumite Champion ranked  #1 (-80kg)
  • 1997 Individual and Team Kumite Champion ranked  #1 (-80kg)
  • 1998 Individual and Team Kumite Champion ranked  #1 (-80kg)
  • 1999 Individual and Team Kumite Champion ranked  #1 (-80kg)

REGIONAL Adult Championship (Venezuela)

  • 1999 Individual Kumite Champion ranked #1 Center Occidental
  • 1998 Individual Kumite Champion ranked #1 Center Occidental
  • 1994 Individual Kumite Champion ranked #1 Center Oriental
  • 1995 Individual Kumite Champion ranked #1 Center Oriental
  • 1996 Individual Kumite Champion ranked #1 Center Oriental
  • 1997 Individual Kumite Champion ranked #1 Center Oriental
  • 1998 Individual Kumite Champion ranked #1 Center Oriental
  • 1999 Individual Kumite Champion ranked #1 Center Oriental

MEDALS, INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

World Championships of J.K.R. (Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-Kai)

  • World champion three times: Japan, 1993 and 2003; and Venezuela, 1995.

International Championships J.K.R. (Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-Kai)

  • 2000 Individual Champion in Valencia, Venezuela
  • 1997 Individual Kata Champion, Individual and Kumite Team in Anaheim, USA

Bolivarian Sport Games: Venezuela, 1996; Peru, 1997

  • 1996 Individual Kumite Champion and Team Champion (Venezuela)
  • 1997 Team Champion in Kumite, and Silver medal in Individual (Peru)

South American Sport Games

  • Individual Champion four times: Brazil, 1993; Lima, Peru, 1996; Quito, Ecuador, 1997; and Cuenca, Ecuador, 1997

Pan-American Championships

  • 1997 Bronze medal Lima, Peru
  • 1997 Bronze medal in Dominican Republic
  • 1994 Individual and Team Bronze medals in Miami, USA

Central American and Caribbean Sport Games

  • Bronze medal in Kumite Individual (Venezuela)

International Tournament Ryeui Ryu, San Diego, USA

  • 1998 Champion in Individual Kumite

South American Games

  • 1994 Champion Kumite individual (Venezuela)

Simon Bolivar Cup

  • 1998 Champion in Kumite team, Caracas, Venezuela

SPECIAL PARTICIPATIONS INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

Member of the United States National Team to compete at the 1990 World Karate Championship held in Dubai

PUBLICATIONS IN NEWSPAPERS

The Caracas Daily (El Diario de Caracas) Venezuela
The Last News (Ultimas Noticias) Venezuela
The National (El Nacional) Venezuela
The Universal (El Universal) Venezuela
The Pulse (El Impuso) Venezuela
The Carabobeno (El Carabobeno) Venezuela
The Viewer (Diario El Espectador del Centro)
The Century (El Siglo) Venezuela

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