A total of 140 Rwandan karate players are receiving training on the fundamentals of the game from experts belonging to the Japan Karate Association (JKA), one of the most influential karate organizations in the world.
Happening at the NPC Gymnasium in Kigali, the training started Friday evening and will be climaxing on Sunday, equipping both young and senior players with basic techniques of the game.
According to Theogene Uwayo, president of the Rwanda Karate Federation (Ferwaka), the seminar is meant to reinforce fundamentals of the game, which he says is a very important aspect for its development in Rwanda.
“We brought these experts from Japan so that we can draw lessons from the very source of the game. JKA is so strong on fundamentals of the game, that is why we need them,” he said.
The team of JKA instructors is led by karate expert Kamino Masaru (7th Dan). It is the third time that Kamino is delivering training to karate players in Rwanda.
The three-day seminar got underway Friday and will conclude on Sunday at NPC Gymnasium, in Remera. / Courtesy
Guy Rurangayire, the director of sports at the Ministry for Sports and Culture, is one of the seminar participants. / Courtesy
Master Kamino Masaru, the chief instructor of the seminar, demonstrates techniques during Friday's training. / Courtesy
Theogene Uwayo, president of Rwanda Karate Federation, speaks to reporters after the seminar's first training on Friday. / Courtesy