The Kyokushin Union of Zimbabwe (KUZ) will this Saturday hold their second Juniors and Colts Karate Championship this year aimed at exposing young karatekas to constant competitive action.
The tournament will bring together a diverse number of karatekas between the ages of 6 and 18 from across the country.
Participants will battle for recognition in 6 categories – Under 20 kgs, the Under 25, 35, 45 and Under 55 kgs category and the open category for 18 year olds.
Distinguished karateka, instructor and KUZ technical director, Sensei Samson Muripo said staging regular tournaments for up-coming young fighters is an essential part of their development initiative.
Muripo said â€œThe idea is to host tournament for juniors on a bregular basis so as to transform them into technically adept karatekas with the ability to compete on the international stage.â€
Over the past years KUZ has been holding combined tournaments for seniors and juniors, but this year the union will stage the tournaments separately in an effort to enhance the standard of karate among young fighters.
The juniors and colts karate tournament which is open to other fighters from different styles will be held at Highfield community hall this coming Saturday and is a follow up to the first competition held in Glen View in January.