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    Aiden Vela, 9, competes in the Texas Four Seasons Karate Tournament at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Saturday. This was the 97th Four Seasons Karate Tournament, which Ralph Jaschke has been running four times a year for 24 years.

    Aiden Vela, 9, competes in the Texas Four Seasons Karate Tournament at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Saturday. This was the 97th Four Seasons Karate Tournament, which Ralph Jaschke has been running four times a year for 24 years.

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    Bryan Garza, 17, competes against Kaitlin Ramirez, 11, during the black-belt fighting portion of the Texas Four Seasons Karate Tournament at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Saturday.

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    Wesley Schulz, 12, receives a first-place trophy after competing in the Texas Four Seasons Karate Tournament at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Saturday.

    Fighters young and old from around South Texas converged on Victoria on Saturday for the quarterly Texas Four Seasons Karate Tournament.

    For more than 24 years, Ralph Jaschke has been running the tournament at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Victoria, one each season, four a year, bringing out martial artists as young as 5 and 6 and older. Fighters come from San Antonio, Corpus Christi and Beeville, as well as from Victoria and other place in South Texas.

    This is his 97th time running the tournament. When October comes around, it will be the 100th tournament he has run in Victoria.



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