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Sports reporter Grace Chirumanzu has won the women’s open category of a karate tournament – Africa Bet Champion of Champions karate tournament.
Chirumanzu left her pen and paper to actually fight than report the victors at the tournament.
The fighting tourney was organized by the Zimbabwe Karate Union (ZKU) alongside the betting firm in a bid to promote the sport in the country. The betting company reportedly offered about $10,000 for the tournament, which was organized at the Athenaeum Hall in the capital city of the country.
Karate debut is made in a remarkable way by local athletes in Raleigh.
Nate Jones is one such kid who has made a debut in competitive karate. He is set to make his debut in AAU Karate Southeast Super Regional tournament in Japan. The tournament took place on May 14th. Jones travels to Shudokan Budo-Kai karate school twice a week with his father. He works with his Dojo partners Zeb Mathis, Glenn Johnson and Hugh Johnson.
Fighters of Riverina Martial Arts won the Victoria titles from Kyokushin karate championships.
The fight took place in Melbourne and the championship was held at the state level. On May 3rd the pictures of the proud team of fighters was splashed in several newspapers and online publications.
The World Karate Federation for a few years has been using the same strategy for reaching out to the public. To make itself visible all around the world, they focus on two main things- television broadcast and social media.
The most recent world championship was a very good opportunity for them to evaluate and judge how good and effective their media strategy was. The response and results were outstanding, and now more and more people have complete to access to all the information on Karate and the different championships.
Karate, a martial art form developed in Okinawa, Japan formerly known as Ryukyu Islands.
This form developed as an indigenous martial arts style of Ryukyu Islands under the influence of Fujian White Crane of Chinese Martial Arts. It came to Japanese mainland during the period of cultural exchanges between the Japanese and the Chinese in the early 20th century.
In the year 2002, Bhavisha Singh along with her family moved to India from Hong Kong. 50 kms farther from Mumbai, Bhavisha’s family got settled in a small town called Vasai. In the course of time, Bhavisha started taking interest in karate. Her guardians supported and encouraged her to learn and pursue her interest. Bhavisha, hence joined a local karate class. Since then it was an uphill journey for the 17 year old girl. She single handedly has won 13 bronze medals, 11 silver medals and 142 gold medals.
Floyd Mayweather had a great bout against Marcos Maidana. It was quite controversial as well because the veteran complained that his opponent had bit him in the course of the match. An official complaint was also lodged however details about the same has not been provided as of yet. Floyd Mayweather has always hogged the limelight and in style. He prefers to be the unpredictable champion. His fights involve a great defensive play and his stint with the media also involves a lot of elusiveness. He did not answer any question clearly about the next person he is planning to face in the ring.
Tj Dillashaw, the bantamweight competitor who is ranked No.5 currently got back into victory column with an asymmetrical decision victory at January’s UFC battle 35, over Mike Easton.
After losing a passionately challenge decision to Raphael Assuncao who is ranked No.3 in his previous attack, Dillashaw desired the win, finishing his four fight win streak and emitting the doubt about his willingness to catch on the elite fighters in the UFC bantamweight division.
Outdoor boxing having debuted at the national sports festival last week went back to Ho Chi Minh after 20 years. Near about thousand people gathered in the open space at the Phu Tho sports center on Friday. The match began at 7 pm, one hour before all the boxing fans surrounded the ring.
Those who are arrived late were standing beside the ring and the entry was free to all. The fans clapped for each boxer when their names were called up at the beginning of the matches. One of the audience member said that he has seen many matches but this was quite amazing as it was held outside.
Karate is an ancient form of martial art that developed in the Ryukyu islands of Okinawa. The blend of open handed techniques from the native Te of the Ryukyu islands and the Chinese Kenpo brought about what we today regard as the Okinawan style of karate. But with the advent of the new century, it has become more and more cosmopolitan. Many karatekas have introduced styles from other martial art forms giving rise to different katas or slightly different form of the same kata. Almost every major city in the world has at least one karate school.