Articles tagged 'karate'

Dominican Convent inter-schools karate tourney on 1 March 2018 HARARE - Registration for the 3rd Dominican Convent Clash of the Titans Inter-Schools Karate Tournament scheduled for Harare closed at the end of day yesterday with at least 33 schools and 120 confirming their participation. The tournament was initiated in 2015 and named Clash of the Titans by...
Muripo upgraded to Shihan 21 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's leading karateka Samson Muripo added another title to his many accolades after he was upgraded to Shihan during a five-day Iko World So Kyokushin grading event in India on Tuesday. Shihan is a Japanese term that is used in many Japanese martial arts as an honorific title fo...
Zim karate team win 3 goal medals 27 June 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe Karate Union (ZKU) team was able to win three gold, two silver and eight bronze medals at the African Union Sports Council Region 5 Games held in Mozambique over the weekend. Tishana Sekerani defied odds by disposing athletes almost double her size in the Under14-15 years (-4...
Relief for Zim karate team 23 June 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe karate team got a shot in the arm following the donation of protective gear ahead of their participation at the AUSC Region 5 Games in Mozambique this weekend. Local sports betting company, Africabet availed the sponsorship comprising gloves, mouth guards, and competition b...
SRC commends Zim Karate 9 June 2017 HARARE - The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has commended the Zimbabwe Karate Union (ZKU) for coming up with the initiative to host an international tournament here next month. Apart from promoting the benefits of sport, the 1st So-Kyokushin International Karate Tournament scheduled fo...
Convent hosts karate tourney 4 February 2017 HARARE - At least 27 primary and secondary schools will converge this morning at Dominican Convent School in Harare for the annual Inter-Schools Karate tournament. Some of the schools that are expected to attend the tournament include Falcon College, Peterhouse, Heritage School, St Dominic’s, ...
Scribe wins karate tourney 20 December 2016 HARARE - Sports reporter Grace Chirumanzu traded her pen and notebook for the ring to emerge victorious during the Africa Bet Champion of Champions karate tournament in the women’s open category. The tournament, held at the Athenaeum Hall in the capital at the weekend, was organised by the Zim...
Africa Bet partners Zim Karate 6 December 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Karate Union (ZKU) yesterday received sponsorship worth $10 000 from a local betting company Africa Bet which is set to go towards the association’s National Karate Champion of Champions Tournament scheduled for Harare later this month. ZKU was racing against time to secure s...
Weapon karateka off to Russia 15 November 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe’s weapon karateka Wilfred Mashaya has been invited to represent the country at the International Kobudo competition and Samurai Show to be held in Moscow, Russia from November 18 to 21. Kobudo is a system of martial arts in which practitioners use swords, nunchaku, sai, woode...
Zim karateka seeks sponsorship 9 November 2016 HARARE - Budding Zimbabwe junior karateka Beavan Sibanda is running behind schedule in his quest to participate in his maiden international competition in Bulgaria early December owing to lack of finances. The young Sibanda has been invited to compete in the 5th KWU Kyokushi Open Youth World C...
Mavhunga triumphs in Kariba 5 May 2016 HARARE - Twelve-year-old Wiseman Mavhunga Jr was crowned the overall winner of the Kariba All Styles Taekwondo tournament held over the weekend. Mavhunga had also won his Under-35kg category after defeating Dalton Dalion, a holder of a black belt, in the final. In the open men (71kgs and ab...
Karate team returns 21 April 2016 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Karate Union (ZKU) team was greeted by a sizeable and appreciative crowd at Harare International Airport upon their return from the All Japan tournament in Shizuoka City yesterday. Admire Chingozhoro won a silver medal in the heavyweight category at the tournament while S...
Chingozhoro qualifies for World Champs 20 April 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe heavyweight karateka Admire Chingozhoro booked a place for the World Championships scheduled for Japan in October after scooping a silver medal at a tournament held in Shizouka City on Sunday. The Zimbabwe Karate Union (ZKU) delegation in Japan was made up of four fighters wi...
Zim karatekas off to Japan 13 April 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe karatekas are today set to leave for the 47th All Japan Karate tournament in Shizuoka City. A four-member team comprising winner of the first international Kyokushinkaikan tourney in Tokyo, Japan in 2009 and fourth place finisher in last year’s All Japan competition Sensei Sa...
Madzimbamuto wins gold in South Africa 8 March 2016 HARARE - Karateka Tungamirai Madzimbamuto was the toast of the Zimbabwe Karate Union (ZKU) delegation after winning a gold medal at the 5th Matlosana Cup in Klerksdorp, South Africa over the weekend. The Zimbabwe delegation travelled by road to South Africa but managed to shake off the fatigue...
Zim JKA karate teams win bronze 1 October 2015 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Japan Karate Association Shotokan team scooped a bronze medal at the JKA/WF Africa Cup held in Johannesburg, South Africa over the weekend. Zimbabwe came third in both the Kata and Kumite categories during the competition that also saw seven other African countries namely...
SRC hails Zimbabwe karate 21 August 2015 HARARE - The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has commended the Zimbabwe Karate Union (ZKU) for the sound grassroots structures which culminated in producing world champions in the mould of Sensei Samson Muripo and most recently Admire Chingozhoro. Muripo rose to international stardom in...
Samson Muripo leaves for Iran 15 August 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe top karateka Sensei Samson Muripo left for Iran yesterday where he is scheduled to participate in an international seminar as well as the Daigo Ohishi Cup. Muripo left the country yesterday morning via South Africa where he was scheduled to board Qatar Airways in the afternoo...
Karatekas gear up for All Africa Champs 8 July 2015 HARARE - The International Federation of Karate Kyokushinkan Organisation successfully held their grading tournament at the weekend with a host of karatekas from all over the country in attendance. The event was part of organisation’s preparations for the upcoming 1st (First) All Africa Karate...
Mhlanga finishes 2nd in Spain 22 June 2015 HARARE - So-Kyokushin fighter Tangayi Mhlanga put up a commendable effort at the 2015 Grand Prix Barcelona, Spain on Saturday. Mhlanga showcased his great arsenal of techniques at the Pabellon Deportivo La Bastida where he competed in three professional fights by WFKO rules on his way to finis...
'Zim karate's next best thing' 19 June 2015 HARARE - Sensei  Samson Muripo believes So-Kyokushin fighter Tangayi Mhlanga will illuminate the 2015 Grand Prix Barcelona that takes place on Saturday in Spain. Mhlanga left the country for the European nation on Wednesday and is set to showcase his great arsenal of techniques at the Pabellon...
Muripo's cry from Japan 22 April 2015 HARARE - No amount of challenges can deter Zimbabwe number one karateka, Sensei Samson Muripo from achieving greatness. Despite winning many regional and international competitions, Muripo and his fellow fighters remain marginalised when it comes to sponsorship. Last week, the Zimbabwe Kara...
Muripo finishes fourth 21 April 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's leading karateka Sensei Samson Muripo finished in fourth place at the 46th All Japan Karate Senshuken Taikai tournament held at the weekend. The other local karatekas, who also made the trip, Admire Chingozhoro and Lovemore Nyamutsuwa were able to reach the quarter-finals o...
Karatekas leave for Japan 15 April 2015 HARARE – The Zimbabwe karate team finally left for Japan yesterday via South Africa to take part at the 46th All Japan Karate Senshuken Taikai tournament scheduled for this weekend. The two-day tournament will run from April 18 to 19 in Shizuoka. Initially, the Zimbabwe Karate Union (ZKU) i...
Zim Karatekas' Japan trip in limbo 15 April 2015 HARARE – The Zimbabwe Karate Union (ZKU) is struggling to secure funding to facilitate the travel of five karatekas to the All Japan Karate Senshuken Taikai (Championship) this weekend. Zimbabwe is set to send a five-member team, which includes the country's top karateka Sensei Samson Muripo, ...