Karate

Karate cannot develop without proper equipment, says Uwayo

Theogene Uwayo, the president of Rwanda Karate Federation (Ferwaka), has welcomed the Japanese Embassy’s grant worth USD 67,372 to purchase new karate equipment. The equipment to be purchased include; 400 tatami mats, 3 scoreboards and 30 flags for referees. The handover of the grant took...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 11:29pm

Renowned Japanese karate instructor set for second visit to Rwanda

From September 20 to 24, Toshihiro Mori (8th dan), a highly rated Japanese karate instructor will preside over a training workshop in Kigali. This will be his second such trip in the country after the first in June 2015 when Rwanda became a member of the Japan Karate Association (JKA), one of the...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:12pm

Maic Shyaka Ndutiye: Karate changed me

Like most young people, Maic Shyaka Ndutiye, 17, the winner of Rwanda’s first-ever gold medal in an international Karate contest, loves music and movies. If you see him lost in his headphones, chances are, he will be listening to Dream Boys, a Rwandan R&B group, or American rapper Eminem...

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 12:38am

Rwanda wins first ever gold in an international Karate tournament

Fighters Maic Shyaka Ndutiye, 17, Vanily Ngarambe, 25, Emery Espoir Ntungane, 25, and Lucky Niyitegeka, 17, on Saturday added four more medals, including a historic gold, to Rwanda’s tally in the African Karate Championships. The 2018 edition of the African Karate Championships got underway...

Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 1:06pm

Karate: Rwanda's Kata trio show resilience as they win bronze in Continental Championships

The national team's male team Kata squad of Alphan Nsabimana, 24, Thomas Habanabakize, 25, and Jean Claude Munyaburanga, 23, on Friday were the first to put in an astounding performance that reassured local fans. They lost their first match but kept their cool to bag bronze on day one of the...

Saturday, September 1, 2018 - 2:41pm

Rwanda begin medal chase in African Champs

The Continental Championships start today, Friday, beginning with all categories of Kata contests and junior individual Kumite (fighting), according to a programme issued by the organizers on Thursday. Kata is display of a set sequence of moves in a pre-arranged fight against imaginary opponents...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 2:24pm

Who are the Rwandan players likely to challenge heavyweights at Continental Champs?

All players on the national team are able to defeat any opponent but national coach Hashim Mahmoud Mohamed Hashim has said he is especially excited by a few youngsters, most of whom will be debutants on the international stage. This was speaking during an interview on the sidelines of a training...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 6:24pm

Qualification process for Tokyo Olympics is complicated, says Karate body chief

Karate will make its debut appearance at the Summer Olympics in 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. Olympic karate will feature two events, Kumite and Kata. Sixty competitors from around the world will compete in the Kumite competition and twenty will compete in the Kata competition. Rwanda Karate Federation (...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 2:55am

Hosting Africa Karate Champs is a sign of trust in Rwanda, says Uwayo

Rwanda being allowed to host the upcoming Continental Championships is a sign of confidence and trust in the country, Theogene Uwayo, Rwanda Karate Federation president, told Times Sport Tuesday morning in an exclusive interview. Uwayo has welcomed continental and world karate delegations to the...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 12:24pm

Rwanda ‘can beat anyone at African Karate champs’

Egypt, Tunisia, Senegal and Botswana are all top contenders that Rwanda will need to be wary of at the upcoming continental championships in Kigali. But for Egyptian tactician Hashim Mahmoud Mohamed Hashim, who is currently in charge of the Rwandan team, his side is not afraid of these opponents...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:16pm

Karate, athletics teams off to Algeria for African Youth Games

Karate and athletics teams have arrived in Algiers, Algeria for the 2018 African Youth Games, which also double as qualifiers for this year’s Youth Olympics to be held in Argentina. The two youthful teams departed for Algeria yesterday at 4pm aboard Qatar Airways. The 3rd African Youth...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:33pm

Karate team gear up for African Youth Games

The trio of U18 karate players who are set to represent the country at the upcoming 3rd African Youth Games in Algeria, have intensified preparations and are in high gear for the showpiece. The third edition of the quadrennial continental competitions is slated for July 18-28. The two boys and...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:17am

Karate team intensifies preps for African Champs

NOEL Nkoranyabahizi, the coach of the national karate team, has trimmed his provisional roster from sixty to 43 karatekas, for preparations ahead of the 2018 Africa Karate Championship  scheduled for August 28 through September 2 in Rwanda. In April, the coach had named an initial 60-member...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:04am