The 34th Tohoku Karate Tournament

The 5th November The 34th Tohoku Karate Tournament was held, Organized by the Fukushima Branch. Making it three in a row, the 8th World Champion Kunihiro Suzuki once again takes the title – as Naoki Hashimoto also repeat his results from last year, being the runner up. Another popular feature was a demo with two former top fighters and performers: Emi Shoguchi and Kumiko Sunakawa.

Results, pictures and videos follows..


Result from this years tournament: (source WKO Facebook)

1st place Kunihiro Suzuki
2nd place Naoki Hashimoto
3rd place Hyuga Sakuma
4th place Yusaku Hatanaka
Best Spirit Award Daisuke Kotoku

Suzuki impresses once again with his never give up Budo Spirit! A true role model that motivate us all!

The final from WKO Shinkyokushinkai YouTube channel. Visit to watch more fights from the tournament!

Watch video of Emi Shoguchi and Kumiko Sunakawa preforming a version of Seipai, followed by a demo fight. Visit Kumiko Sunakawa facbook for video.

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