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Matthew Hillyer

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Lakewood, WA

I started karate when I was just 3 years old!...I have made the Junior National Team four times. I made the team twice in 12-13 Male +50 kg Kumite, and twice in 14-15 Male -70kg Kumite. I competed in the Junior Pan American Karate Championships 4 times and the Junior Worlds once in 2017....My real life hero is my father because he is always there to push me to be the best I can be. Without him, none of this would be possible....My biggest win was making the US Team for the first time in 2016 because it was something I dreamed of accomplishing since I started karate....I get my inspiration from my father. He's taught me everything I know today....I love travelling and testing myself against other international competitors...."I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." -Philippians 4:13
  • 2013 All Japan Championships: Kata Gold


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