Karate tournament to strike ASC Sunday

KARATE ON GUAM: Sensei Seigi Shiroma, left, an instructor from Okinawa Shidokan Karate of Guam, and sensei Tamio Kurukawa, an instructor at the Japan Karate-Do Federation in Katsuura city, Chiba prefecture, Japan, will help lead a karate tournament Sunday at the Agana Shopping Center. Contributed photo

A friendship karate tournament and exhibition featuring students from Japan and Guam will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at the Agana Shopping Center.

The annual event is sponsored by the Japan Karate-Do Federation and Okinawa Shidokan Karate of Guam.

Nine students from Japan, studying under sensei Tamio Kurukawa, will participate against local karate practitioners. The Guam-based students are under the guidance of sensei Seigi Shiroma, Dededo dojo; and sensei Frank Mesa, Maite dojo.

The joint nation event has taken place since 2013.

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