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Kiyuna wins third straight World Karate Championship, also repeats in group category with Kinjo and Uemura

Kiyuna wins third straight World Karate Championship, also repeats in group category with Kinjo and Uemura

 

November 12, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On the fifth day of the World Karate Championship held in Madrid, Spain, Okinawan-born Ryo Kiyuna (Ryueiryu-ryouho Kai, Konan High School and Okinawa International University) won his third-straight championship, defeating his Spanish opponent 5-0 in the final. Kiyuna ran roughshod...

 

Finalists receive their medals at the 1st Okinawa International Karate Tournament

Finalists receive their medals at the 1st Okinawa International Karate Tournament

August 6, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 1st Okinawa International Karate Tournament (hosted by the tournament executive committee, Okinawa Prefecture, and the Okinawa Traditional Karate Promotion Association) selected its first group of champions on the second day of the tournament August 6. The...

One-legged Brazilian Karate-ka comes to the homeland of Karate for international tournament

One-legged Brazilian Karate-ka comes to the homeland of Karate for international tournament

August 3, 2018, Ryukyu Shimpo

“Karate is overcoming adversity.” Jonas Amaral de Fleitas, 25, a karate-ka from the Jyureikan Silva Dojo who lost one of his legs in an accident, performed at the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament. Amaral, who performed in the elimination round of...

“It’s been a dream since I was a child.” Kitanakagusuku High School graduate Joey O’Brien drafted by Seattle Mariners in 6th round

“It’s been a dream since I was a child.” Kitanakagusuku High School graduate Joey O’Brien drafted by Seattle Mariners in 6th round

 

June 7, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

With a 155-km fastball and good slugging power, two-way prospect Joey O’Brien, 20, from Okinawa Prefectural Kitagusuku High School, and more recently the College of Southern Nevada, was drafted by the Seattle Mariners...

12,410 runners hit the streets on a clear and sunny day for the Okinawa Marathon

12,410 runners hit the streets on a clear and sunny day for the Okinawa Marathon

 

February 19, 2018 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The 26th 2018 Okinawa Marathon was held on February 18, starting at the Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park.

The event was hosted by the Local Government Association of Okinawa, The Ryukyu Shimpo Press, Okinawa Television Broadcasting...

Yoichi Itokazu wins silver medal at World Weightlifting Championships, heralded as a “salvation for Japan”

Yoichi Itokazu wins silver medal at World Weightlifting Championships, heralded as a “salvation for Japan”

 

December 1, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Day two of the World Weightlifting Championships was held on November 29 in Anaheim, CA. Yoichi Itokazu 26, who placed fourth at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in the 62 kg class last year, won a silver medal in the total 299 kg category,...

Ryo Kiyuna wins 6th straight Emperor’s Cup at Japan Cup Karatedo Championship

Ryo Kiyuna wins 6th straight Emperor’s Cup at Japan Cup Karatedo Championship

 

December 11, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On the final day of the Japan Cup Karatedo Champsionship at the Nihon Budokan in Tokyo December 10, Ryo Kiyuna (Ryuei Ryu Ryuho-kai) won his sixth-straight Emperor’s Cup, and Kiyou Shimizu (Miki House) won her fifth straight Empress’s...

The “Pride of Okinawa” dominate the Male Team Kata to take the gold at Karate 1 – Series A Okinawa Tournament

The “Pride of Okinawa” dominate the Male Team Kata to take the gold at Karate 1 – Series A Okinawa Tournament

 

November 27, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Japan Men’s National Team 1 – Ryo Kiyuna, Arata Kinjo, and Takuya Uemura (of the Okinawa Ryuei Ryu Karate Kobudo Organization) went undefeated with five straight victories on the final day of the Karate 1 –Series A Okinawa...

A call to “gather at the birthplace of Karate,” as registration opens for the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament

A call to “gather at the birthplace of Karate,” as registration opens for the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament

 

November 2, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Participant registration for the 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament, which will be held starting August 1, 2018, began on November 1.

Including both the competitions and seminars, the tournament is aiming for between...

Ex-Pro soccer player José Edmílson visits Okinawa to teach Brazilian soccer

Ex-Pro soccer player José Edmílson visits Okinawa to teach Brazilian soccer

 

September 21, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Retired Pro soccer player José Edmílson Gomes de Moraes, who represented the Brazilian national team at the FIFA World Cup hosted by Japan and South Korea in 2002, landed at Naha Airport the evening of September 20, to teach at...

Okinawa Karate Information Center operating website in multiple languages

Okinawa Karate Information Center operating website in multiple languages

August 20 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Okinawa Karate Information Center has started a website in multiple languages.

The center was set up in the Okinawa Karate Hall in Tomigusuku City to make it known both at home and abroad that Okinawa is the birthplace of Karate, and to...