Martial Arts/ Mighty Mouse, Alvarez Set For Japan Debuts

MARTIAL ARTS/ Mighty Mouse, Alvarez set for Japan debuts

LOS ANGELES--Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez will make their One Championship debuts at the mixed martial arts promotion's first show in Japan on March 31.

One Championship on Wednesday revealed several bout matchups to The Associated Press for its landmark event in Tokyo.

Kamen Joshi’s Nanaka Kawamura Wins Mixed Martial Arts Match At Deep Jewels 18

Kamen Joshi’s Nanaka Kawamura wins mixed martial arts match at Deep Jewels 18Kamen Joshi member Nanaka Kawamura won her mixed martial arts match at the Deep Jewels 18 fighting event on December 3.
Kawamura is the first active idol to participate in this type of athletic contest in the history of the Japanese idol genre. After six months of training, Kawamura pushed herself to reach her target weight of under 48kg to compete in the atomweight division while still maintaining her full performance and promotion schedule with Kamen Joshi.

Japanese Swords Carve Out Larger Fanbase

Japanese swords carve out larger fanbase

By Akihiro Takeda / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WriterMore and more people are being drawn to the wonder of Japanese swords, with a sizable number actually wanting to hold one in their hands. What is it about Japanese swords that ensnares the hearts of people today? I love samurai TV dramas myself and took a look into the mystery.

At a dojo training center I visited, several men and women in hakama skirts were swinging mock Japanese swords through the air in complete silence. Only the sound of the blades parting the air could be heard.

Training At Tokyo’s Kodokan School Of Judo

Training At Tokyo’s Kodokan School Of JudoThere are many interesting attractions in visiting Tokyo. The capital city of Japan is replete with shopping malls, karaoke bars, noodle shops, coffee shops, and other nightlife establishments. But if one should look for a place that offers no-nonsense fitness and sportsmanship, the Kodokan School of Judo is among the ideal locations.

Japan Benefits From New Rules In Judo

Japan benefits from new rules in judoRule changes recently adopted by the International Judo Federation to make the sport more exciting as well as more understandable to the casual fan made their debut at last weekend’s Paris Grand Slam.
And if results from that tournament are any indication, Japan seems to benefit from the modifications with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics looming three years ahead.

Local Karate Team Looking To Head To Train For 2020 Olympics

Local karate team looking to head to train for 2020 OlympicsEight young members from Carolina Family Karate in Columbia will have a chance of a lifetime as they head to Lake Placid, New York.
The eight youth will head to the Olympic Training Center to train with America’s first WKF Traditional World Karate Champion Tokey Hill February 16-20.

Olympians Teach Judo In Buffalo

Olympians teach Judo in BuffaloTwo Olympic medalists taught the sport of Judo in Buffalo Saturday.
Two-time Olympic Champion Kayla Harrison and silver medalist Travis Stevens came out to help the next generation of athletes at Aikido of Suenaka-Ha Buffalo on Niagara St.

Young Karate Instructor Brings Joy To His Students

Young karate instructor brings joy to his studentsTwenty-one year old Jared Dodley is not unlike other busy young adults his age. He is a full time student at Cal State University Northridge and has been practicing taekwondo for nine years now.
There is one remarkable difference between Dodley and other people his age though. He already owns his own karate studio in Santa Clarita.

Shimizu Eyes Karate’s Debut At 2020 Tokyo Games

Shimizu eyes karate’s debut at 2020 Tokyo GamesWith karate added to the Olympic program for the 2020 Tokyo Games, world champion Kiyo Shimizu watched the Rio de Janeiro Olympics with a different perspective than usual.
“As I was watching, I was asking myself what would I be feeling if I were on the Olympic stage. I thought, do Olympic athletes care about such and such? It became a good learning experience,” Shimizu said.

Port Hope Woman Finds Strength In Judo After A Drunk Driver Crash

Port Hope woman finds strength in judo after a drunk driver crashAfter a drunk driver crash left Port Hope resident Susan Sokol with a brain injury, her doctor advised her to quit her favourite sport — judo.
Not one to give up, Sokol returned to judo after years of recovery and went on to recently win an international title. Sokol, 52, returned from the World Veterans Judo Championship in Fort Lauderdale with a silver medal in her class.

Share Our Passion: Stowmarket Judo Club

Share our passion: Stowmarket Judo ClubWant to try a new sport in 2017? Gail sings the praises of judo, where ‘the females always fight harder!’

Ealife: I’m a bit… ahem… more flabby than I ought to be. Does that rule me out?

Gail Aldous, Stowmarket Judo Club treasurer and welfare officer: No, not at all – all weights are catered for. Judo is a surprisingly tough and hard workout which would help with overall fitness for everyone.

Legendary Karate Fighter, Film Star Willie Williams Conducts Local Seminar'

Legendary karate fighter, film star Willie Williams conducts local seminar'Kyokushin Karate World Champion Fighter and film star Willie Williams recently did a special “Kyokushin Karate Training Seminar” at The Jenkins Center in Murfreesboro.
Williams was invited to conduct this seminar by local Kyokushin Karate instructor Kenny Buffaloe. Williams and Buffaloe trained together under world renowned Karate master Shihan Shigeru Oyama of Japan, who recently passed. This made this training seminar even more special and Williams and Buffaloe dedicated it to the memory of their famous teacher.