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Cornwall youth seeing years of karate experience pay off

06/22/2022 Karate Amateur
Dave Wattie BVM Sports User Submission
Cornwall youth seeing years of karate experience pay off

Mohammad earned his Blue Belt alongside fellow student Harmony, while Pat earned her Green Belt. The trio demonstrated advanced technique, traditional kata, sparring, board breaking and more during their four-hour exam.

Olympic karate finishes with cinematic kick, downer ending

08/07/2021 Karate National
GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer
Olympic karate finishes with cinematic kick, downer ending

TOKYO (AP) — The final bout of karate’s Olympic debut seemed to have everything that makes combat sports so fascinating, right down to an incredible ending that should have made fans hungry for more of a martial art fighting for a place on future Olympic programs. Instead, the gold medal match in men’s over-75 kilogram […]

Q&A with the karate brothers Dorian and Rowan Robertson

08/01/2021 Karate Youth
Janine Tasaka BVM Sports User Submission
Q&A with the karate brothers Dorian and Rowan Robertson

Karate is fun and a good sport to participate in because it keeps you fit. At karate, we learn to put maximum effort in all endeavours, be humble and kind, and not to whine.

Q&A with Matt Bickel: From representing Canada internationally to coaching

08/01/2021 Karate Club
Janine Tasaka BVM Sports User Submission
Q&A with Matt Bickel: From representing Canada internationally to coaching

I’ve been practicing karate for 22 years and fell in love with the sport the moment I took my first class. Since starting karate, I have been a member of the BC Provincial team, and the National team representing Canada internationally. Since retiring from competition, I have shifted my attention to coaching full time and found it to be an extremely satisfying and rewarding experience.

EXPLAINER: This year’s four new Olympic sports, broken down

07/24/2021 Karate National
The Associated Press
EXPLAINER: This year’s four new Olympic sports, broken down

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are introducing four new sports — skateboarding, surfing, karate and sport climbing. Each traveled its own unique path to the Games. Here, at a glance, from Associated Press journalists covering each sport, are the tales of how these sports reached Tokyo and what to watch for in each. ___ […]

Nazaruk, 13, aspires to earn his black belt

06/02/2021 Karate Youth
Heather Maloney BVM Sports User Submission
Nazaruk, 13, aspires to earn his black belt

If you tell yourself you can’t do something, you have given up before even trying. Teagen’s favorite part about Karate is how it strengthens his body and mind, and how Karate isn't really a common sport.

A big year for karate as the sport will make its debut at the Tokyo Olympics

06/01/2021 Karate Professional Team USA
Stefan Moulinier BVM Sports User Submission
A big year for karate as the sport will make its debut at the Tokyo Olympics

Martial arts practitioners around the globe have an extra reason to celebrate the Olympic games this summer. After a year unlike any other, the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will finally begin July 23rd, 2021, and for the first time ever, the popular sport of Karate will be in the competition.  

William Wieczorek, 5, earns his Brown Belt in karate

12/11/2020 Karate Youth
Vaungaylyn Zarcone BVM Sports User Submission
William Wieczorek, 5, earns his Brown Belt in karate

RENO, Nev. — Even in the midst of a pandemic, 5-year-old William Wieczorek has continued his focus in karate and just earned his brown belt from Dojo Reno — his local, south Reno studio. “He’s a really good kid – that’s the best part,” shared his mom, Emily. William loves training and is shooting for […]

Kate Cowan’s karate journey

07/01/2020 Karate Other
Stephanie Freeman BVM Sports Contributor
Kate Cowan’s karate journey

New gal in town Kate Cowan, 28, is putting her lifelong training to work as a local karate professional.