Kata aces Ryo Kiyuna, Kiyou Shimizu strike gold in Paris

More Sports 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. Kiyuna, who became the kata world champion for the third consecutive ...

Karate hoping to make mark at Tokyo Games

More Sports Dec 11, 2017

Karate hoping to make mark at Tokyo Games

by Kaz Nagatsuka

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. Yet men's kata champion Ryo Kiyuna insists the atmosphere ...

More Sports Jul 26, 2017

Kiyuna, Shimizu win gold in karate kata at World Games

Reigning world champions Ryo Kiyuna and Kiyou Shimizu won gold in the karate kata division for men and women, respectively, at the World Games on Tuesday. All flags went Kiyuna's way for the fifth time of the day in the final at the Gem Sport ...