Articles tagged 'muripo'

Zim sport comes of age 11 May 2018 HARARE – The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) yesterday lauded strides being made by various sports personalities in Zimbabwe after some top athletes were shortlisted for regional awards. The third edition of African Union Sports Council Region 5's Regional Annual Sports Awards is schedu...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
Zim Karate team appeals for funding 26 March 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe karatekas, who are set to travel to Japan for the All Japan Karate Senshuken Taikai (Championship) early next month, are struggling to raise $18 000 to finance the trip. Despite karate being one of the most successful sporting disciplines in the country, local companies and w...
Mhlanga defies odds, lands African Champs 26 January 2015 HARARE - Sensei Samson Muripo has hailed So-Kyokushin fighter Tangai Mhlanga for defying odds to be crowned the African Champion in Johannesburg on Saturday. Mhlanga proved a force to reckon with at the inaugural WFKO Championships, winning the Championship belt that came with it an all-expens...
Zim karate team confident 4 September 2014 HARARE – Top karateka Sensei Samson Muripo is confident that the Zimbabwe team, which left the country for the World Karate Championships in Durban South Africa yesterday, will acquit themselves well. “We are now ready for the event. We have done our preparations well and we are expecting to w...
Zim karatekas haul medals in SA 9 July 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's karate team that took part at South Africa Shin Kyokushin National Championships held in Durban lived up to expectations after winning six different medals over the weekend. Kelly Mtisi was the only Zimbabwean to win gold medal in the men Under-80kg  category with the four ...
Muripo ready for Japan tourney 25 April 2014 HARARAE - Zimbabwe top karateka Sensei Samson Muripo said he is ready for the All-Japanese International karate tournament to be held later this weekend. Muripo left the country on Tuesday but his fellow teammates Naison Chituwa and Lovemore Nyamutswa are still trying to secure sponsorship for...
Zim karate team trip in limbo 11 April 2014 HARARE - The Zimbabwe karate teams which is set to travel to Japan is racing against time to secure sponsorship with two weeks left before the travelling date. The country's top karateka Sensei Samson Muripo will be joined by fellow countrymen Naison Chituwa and Lovemore Nyamutswa for the tour...
More still to come: Muripo 2 November 2013 HARARE – Zimbabwe's top karateka Sensei Samson Muripo says he is yet to reach his fullest potential and resources permitting he can reach greater heights. Muripo added another trophy to his cabinet after another stunning success story in Shanghai, China, at the weekend. He was crowned champion...