HK OFWs shine in intl karate tilt

 

The team proudly raises the Philippine flag at the Karate-Do championship

A group
of migrant workers in Hong Kong clinched bronze in the recently concluded Karate-Do
championship, an international competition held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from
June 28 to 30.

The
Roukan Karatedo  team competed in both
the Kata (forms) and Kumite (sparring) categories, facing off against
international athletes. Despite the high level of competition and the limited
time they have for practice, the Hong Kong delegation snapped up one bronze
medal.

The
eight Filipino members of them team were Myrna Albaten, Mylene Bautista, Greta
Castilla Colmo, Rose Bermudez Arata, Jonaphine Perlas, and Maribel Suarez.

The team
also included Chloe Sunartin from Indonesia ang Ronithi from Sri Lanka.

The team members in action

They
were led by head coach and chief instructor Franz Keed Suarez, who competed in
the Male Veteran Individual Kata event.

The competition
provided an opportunity for migrant workers to compete on the international
level and showcase their skills in martial arts.

The team
is now seeking sponsorship to support their Filipino athletes, as they continue
representing Hong Kong and the Philippines in the overseas tournaments.

The next
competition for the Roukan Karatedo team will be on November 21st in Kota
Kinabalu, Malaysia.

Those
who are interested to join may approach the Karatedo School (Dojo) located in
Wan Chai and Yuen Long every Saturday and Sunday. 

Classes
are held on these days, from 12 noon to 2pm, and are designed for both beginners
and advanced students. (Some members in the advanced level have been training
for up to eight years).

A
minimal fee of $50 per two-hour session is collected from participants to defray
costs.

For more
information, contact instructor Franz Suarez at 98572441 (WhatsApp message or
call) or check out their official Facebook page, Karatedo Roukan Hong Kong.

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