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Feb 17, 2023
Karate gold medalist Ryo Kiyuna retires
Kiyuna was Japan"s lone karate gold medalist when the sport made its Olympic debut in Tokyo in 2021.
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Dec 31, 2021
Eight Japan karate team members infected with omicron variant
The eight were part of the 28-member Japanese team that contested the recent Asian championships in Kazakhstan.
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Jul 22, 2021
For karateka at the Games, the goal is gold. For karate the sport, the goal is inclusion.
Karate is getting its moment to shine at the Olympics, but are the Games simply catching up to something a lot of us already know?
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Mar 24, 2021
Karate world champ Ayumi Uekusa verbally abused by coach, sources say
Ayumi Uekusa, winner of the women's 68-plus kg category at the 2016 world karate championships, experienced verbal abuse from the technical director of the Japan national team, sources with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday.
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Dec 14, 2020
Olympic favorite Ryo Kiyuna seizes ninth straight title at karate championships
Kiyuna said heu2019s never competed with records in mind, and insisted his nine straight titles are the result of his dedication to fulfill his own potential.
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Dec 8, 2020
Karate elite await national championships after pandemic hiatus
Sunday's event at the renovated Nippon Budokan will be the first time many of Japan's top karateka have competed since early this year.
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Sep 30, 2020
Karate gets its voice back through new face shields
The Japan Karatedo Federation approved the return of kiai shouts to the kumite discipline if the protective face shields are worn by competitors.
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May 22, 2020
Japan Karate Federation to redo Olympic qualification in two classes
The Japan Karate Federation's head of development said Thursday he will instruct the governing body to "redo" Olympic qualification for two kumite weight classes following a decision by the sport's international governing body.
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Apr 19, 2020
Karateka Ken Nishimura reignites passion for sport during coronavirus crisis
The 75-kg bronze medalist at the 2018 world championships has found comfort in the relaxed atmosphere of a dojo owned by the parents of fellow karateka Ryutaro Araga.
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Mar 1, 2020
Ayumi Uekusa earns Olympic spot in over-61-kg kumite
Ayumi Uekusa qualified for Japan's Tokyo Olympic team Saturday after a quarterfinal berth in the women's over-68-kg kumite at the Karate 1-Premier League Salzburg.
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Feb 29, 2020
Miho Miyahara punches ticket to 2020 Olympics
Miho Miyahara earned a spot on the Japan national karate team on the opening day of the Karate 1-Premier League Salzburg, one of the last chances to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, on Friday.
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Jan 28, 2019
Kata aces Ryo Kiyuna, Kiyou Shimizu strike gold in Paris
Japan underlined its dominance of the kata discipline at the opening event of the Karate-1 Premier League season on Sunday, with Ryo Kiyuna taking the men's gold and Kiyou Shimizu taking the women's title.
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Nov 12, 2018
Japan dominates kata team events at karate world championships
Japan won gold medals in both the men's and women's karate kata team competition on Sunday, the final day of the six-day world championships.
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Nov 11, 2018
Ryo Kiyuna wins third consecutive karate gold at worlds
Karateka Ryo Kiyuna clinched his third consecutive world crown in the kata division for men at the world championships in Madrid on Saturday.
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Aug 26, 2018
Ryo Kiyuna, Kiyou Shimizu continue to help raise karate's profile
There were a lot of fans angling to get a closer look at Ryo Kiyuna, after the Japanese men's kata karateka captured gold at the Asian Games on Saturday at the Jakarta Convention Center Plenary Hall.
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Aug 25, 2018
Kiyo Shimizu, Ryo Kiyuna nab individual kata titles at Asian Games
Kiyo Shimizu and Ryo Kiyuna won their respective women's and men's Asian Games' karate kata event golds on Saturday.
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JAPAN
May 11, 2018
Okinawa citizens urged to get behind bid to put prefecture's style of karate on UNESCO map
The first international tournament for Okinawa style karate is scheduled for August, and expectations are growing that the martial art will become even more popular at home and abroad.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / TELLING LIVES
May 9, 2018
Swedish life coach channels force of positive thinking
The soft sound of bodies moving in thick cotton fabric and naked feet stroking the dojo floor is interrupted by loud shouts, causing a man passing by on his bike to turn his head. Through the large windows, he watches the children and adults as they punch phantom antagonists before of them.
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Dec 11, 2017
Karate hoping to make mark at Tokyo Games
With its practitioners numbering over 130 million around the world and nearly 200 nations having become members of its international governing body, karate has become more of a global sport than Japan's own, traditional martial art.
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Nov 7, 2017
World Karate Federation presents plan for three weight classes in 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The World Karate Federation has presented the International Olympic Committee with a proposal for three weight classes each for men and women in the sport's kumite competition at the 2020 Tokyo Games, an official of the world governing body for karate said Tuesday.

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