Funakoshi Gichin Cup 13th Junior Karate World Championship

Paraguay National Karate Team

Last October 17, the Paraguayan National Karate Team competed in the 13th Funakoshi Cup Karate World Championship Tournament 2014 held at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo.   The members of the national delegation placed fourth, fifth and sixth in their respective categories.

Ambassador Naoyuki TOYOTOSHI accompanied the delegation during the closing ceremony.

The members of the National Karate Team for this tournament were:

  • 11 Years Girls – Erika Suzuki, twice South American Champion 2013; from Fram, Itapua.
  • 16-18 Years Girls – Aimi Larrosa, 3rd Place last World Championship held in Thailand and South American Champion 2013; from Encarnacion, Itapua.
  • 13 Years Boys – Rodrigo Maidana, National Champion 2013; from Encarnacion, Itapua.
  • 14 Years Boys – Yutaka Suzuki, twice South American Champion 2013; from Fram, Itapua.

Learn more about the Paraguay-Japan Karate Association at http://jkaparaguay.com