Dr. Luis C. Vera, President of the IBE (an independent certifying organization under the auspices of the ACA Rehab Council) won the Gold Medal at the 2012 AAU U.S. National Championships. More than 4,000 participants and spectators from around the country recently attended the Amateur Athletic Union’s 2012 National Karate Championships which was held July 2-7, 2012 in St. Charles, Illinois.
Dr. Luis Vera, chiropractic neurologist & electromyographer (and President of the International Board of Electrodiagnosis – IBE) from Regional Chiropractic Group in Orlando, FL has returned to the competition arena after being retired for nearly 12 years from the sport. He has been involved in the martial arts for over 28 years and competed in the 2012 Florida AAU District State Championships earlier this March, which served as the AAU National Karate Championships Qualifier, and obtained the gold medal. As a result he qualified, as number one in the state of Florida, for the U.S. Nationals and then competed this past week in the 2012 AAU National Championships, Black Belt Kata division. After the scores were tabulated, he won the gold medal and the respective title of AAU U.S. National Champion.
He is now expected to attend the 2012 World Karate Champions this December as the U.S. representative. Congratulations to Dr. Vera and good luck at the upcoming world championships!