Karachi, March 31, 2019 (PPI-OT): The Consulate-General of Japan in Karachi hosted “Karate Workshop 2019” at the Japan Information and Culture Centre in cooperation with the Japan Karate Association (JKA). Karate is one of internationally recognized martial arts originating in Japan and has become popular in Pakistan. Now it is believed that there are around 40000 Karate players in Pakistan.
Also, Karate will be included in the Olympic event from the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. In such a historic moment, the workshop, with the presence of Mr. Katsutoshi SHIINA, a leading Karate player from Japan and JKA official instructor, 7th Dan [The levels are divided into “Kyu” and “Dan”, and the levels start from Kyu (10 to 1) to Dan (1 to 10)] will offer opportunities not only for the participants to enhance their martial arts skills but also for people of Pakistan to explore the fun and excitement of Karate. It will also promote the recognition of Karate as a new Olympic sport in Pakistan and enrich the cultural relationship between Japan and Pakistan.
During the two-day workshop, around 50 Pakistani Karate players participated in the training sessions and challenging for Kyu or Dan promotion tests. The Consulate General of Japan considers it important to establish relationships between Japan and Pakistan in various fields. The “Karate Workshop 2019” will contribute to development and strengthening of ties through the Japanese traditional martial arts “Karate” and enhancement of cooperation in sport sector towards the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020.
For more information, contact:
Consulate General of Japan in Karachi
6/2 Civil Lines, Abdullah Haroon Road,
Karachi, 75530, Pakistan