Sports Chanbara National Championship set for Sunday

Rwanda Sports Chanbara Federation will hold this year’s National Championship on Sunday at the National Paralympic Committee (NPC-Rwanda) gymnasium at Amahoro National Stadium.
Sports Chanbara uses safe equipment and lets participants battle at 100% of their strength, without the risk of injury. Courtesy
Sports Chanbara uses safe equipment and lets participants battle at 100% of their strength, without the risk of injury. Courtesy

Rwanda Sports Chanbara Federation will hold this year’s National Championship on Sunday at the National Paralympic Committee (NPC-Rwanda) gymnasium at Amahoro National Stadium.

The fourth edition of the annual event will attract five clubs, and according to Rwanda Sports Chanbara Federation Secretary General, Jean Claude Rugigana, they expect a better and more competitive championship.

Clubs that will participate in the one-day event include; Susano, Samurai, Bishamon, Katana and United.

“It’s the first time that we are going to have more than three clubs competing in the national championship since Sports Chanbara was introduced in Rwanda,” said Rugigana.

Susanoo Sports Club are the defending champions after they defeated United Sports Chanbara Club to the title last year.

Sports Chanbara was introduced in Rwanda in 2013 by Sensei Tsutomu Takahashi, a 6th Dan, who was working in Rwanda.

Chanbara uses safe equipment and lets participants battle at 100% of their strength power and capability, without the risk of injury.

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