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The best in the world from 50 countries show their stuff at the Okinawa Traditional Karate Ceremony

The best in the world from 50 countries show their stuff at the Okinawa Traditional Karate Ceremony

August 5, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 8th Okinawa Traditional Karate Ceremony (hosted by the International Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate-do Federation – IOGKF) held their demonstration event at the Okinawa Budokan in Naha August 4, the final day of the even which opened July 29.

Celebrating the 40th year of the federation’s founding, the event drew over 1,000 participants from around 50 countries.

There were Karate demonstrations from Grandmaster Morio Higaonna as well as the...

 

Committee formed in order to inscribe Okinawa Karate on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Asset List

Committee formed in order to inscribe Okinawa Karate on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Asset List

July 11, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

The Committee for Okinawa Karate UNESCO Listing was recently formed with the goal of getting Okinawa Karate registered as an intangible cultural asset with the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The committee members gathered...

Washizu wins record 5th Miyakojima Triathlon, Tohara wins men’s race

Washizu wins record 5th Miyakojima Triathlon, Tohara wins men’s race

April 15, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

[Miyakojima Triathlon New Team] – The 35th All-Japan Triathlon Miyakojima (Hosted by Miyakojima City and the Ryukyu Shimpo News Corporation) took off from Yonoha Maehama Beach April 14, a 202.195 km race that includes a 3 km. swiming leg, a 157 km. cycling leg,...

Five Karate-ka headed to the Tokyo Olympics train together in Okinawa in their quest for gold

Five Karate-ka headed to the Tokyo Olympics train together in Okinawa in their quest for gold

March 15, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

Three Okinawan members of the All Japan National Team, Ryo Kiyuna (Konan High School, Okinawa International University, Ryueiryu Ryuhokai), Arata Kinjo (Mirai Engineering High School, Okinawa International University, Ryueiryu Ryuhokai), and Takuya Uemura (Konan...

Mamiko Higa hits a life-saving birdie on the 17th hole to win the Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament

Mamiko Higa hits a life-saving birdie on the 17th hole to win the Daikin Orchid Ladies Golf Tournament

March 11, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

By Kyoko Ishii

 

After opening up a large early lead at ten under, Mamiko Higa flirted with disaster over the next five holes dropping six strokes with two double-bogeys and three bogeys with only a single birdie mixed in.

With...

Otaguro wins for the men, Nagayama sets a new race record winning for the women at the 2019 Okinawa Marathon

Otaguro wins for the men, Nagayama sets a new race record winning for the women at the 2019 Okinawa Marathon

February 17, 2019 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

Chubu – The 27th Annual 2019 Okinawa Marathon (hosted by the Chubu Metropolitan Association, the Ryukyu Shimpo, Okinawa Television Broadcasting, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations Okinawa, the TrusTec Mizuno Okinawa...

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...

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...