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ISKA presents Fierce Okinawan Martial Arts Competition

Date Posted: 2002-06-13

The International Sports Karate Association (ISKA) is hosting a spectacular Okinawan martial arts competition on May 23 at the Chatan Dome near Hamby Town. This event will determine who will be the new Okinawan champions and will give many local fighters a potential opportunity to fight against some of the strongest K-1 fighters in the future. As these Okinawan champions will be eligible to fight the best in the world in upcoming K-1 bouts.

The ISKA is the largest Karate organization in the world. It includes members such as worldwide heavyweight champion Ernest Host, world super heavyweight champ Jerome Le Bonna, worldwide lightweight champ Lei Seff, world kickboxing champ Steffan Lekko, and many other distinguished fighters.

During the competition, eight champions will be chosen from Okinawa, filling the following eight categories: bantamweight, lightweight, super lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, cruiserweight, and heavyweight. Fighters from the following groups will compete in the event: TMA (U.S. Military on Okinawa), Kamikaze Juku, Seiryu Gym, Sekiunkai, Maki Gym, Renshinkan, Yuken Juku, Youmeikan, as well as other guests.

This competition will surely be a fierce spectacle of some of Okinawafs most talented fighters. If you love the martial arts, youfll surely enjoy yourself.

ISKA Martial Arts Competition
(Sun) 6/23 Open 5 p.m., Start 6 p.m.
Location: Chatan Dome
Admission: \5,000 Ringside, \3,000 Regular, \2,000 Standing. First 2000 people admitted.
For more information call the Okinawa Martial Arts Federation at 098-936-9855 or Seifuda at 098-897-1282.

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