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Rappler's latest stories on karate


Keep fit in quarantine with online karate classes

May 21, 2020 - 2:02 PM

Learn karate virtually with certified senseis from the comforts of your home

Southern Falcon: Junna Tsukii is grounded but soaring

May 05, 2020 - 1:08 PM

Junna Tsukii shows she was never built to be cooped up and quarantined, finding ways to make a positive impact despite the lack of active tournaments

SOARING FALCON. Junna Tsukii pays it forward as she continues to train for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth. Photo from Junna Tsukii's Facebook

La Salle outguns Letran, Marinero blasts CEU in D-League debut

Mar 02, 2020 - 7:51 PM

La Salle banks on a balanced scoring attack as the Green Archers give head coach Derrick Pumaren a fitting return to the team

GREEN ARCHERS. Aljun Melecio and La Salle showcase their dangerous form in a blowout win over Letran. Photo from PBA Images

Lim, Orbon strike double gold in Ukraine Karate Premier League

Feb 23, 2020 - 4:06 PM

National karatekas Jamie Lim and Joane Orbon bring home a pair of gold medals from the 2020 Ukrainian Premier League

DYNAMIC DUO. Joane Orbon (left) and Jamie Lim impress in the Karate Premier League tournament in Ukraine. Photo from Richard Lim/ Karate Pilipinas Inc

Junna Tsukii bags 2nd straight bronze in Paris Premier League

Jan 26, 2020 - 6:42 PM

National karateka Junna Tsukii secures another podium finish to rake in more points and boost her bid for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth

ON A ROLL. Junna Tsukii shows her fine form with her second international bronze in a span of two weeks. Photo courtesy of Junna Tsukii

Junna Tsukii 'bullied' by coach after clinching SEA Games karate gold

Dec 08, 2019 - 9:32 AM

'I don't know you in my team, you are not my athlete. I don't want to see you. I don't want to talk to you. You're not living for me. I don't know any Junna Tsukii,’ the national coach tells karate star Junna Tsukii

Top PH karateka struck out from SEA Games lineup

Nov 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM

SEA Games medalist James de los Santos funds his own training only to be bumped off from the national karate team

'ROBBED'. James de los Santos fights for justice after being left out of the 2019 SEA Games national team lineup. Photo from Ruben delos Santos' Facebook

How Gretchen Malalad turned an Italian gig to gold

Nov 13, 2019 - 3:37 PM

As the country’s Southeast Games hosting nears, former champion karateka Gretchen Malalad recalls her tough quest for gold

Jamie Lim strikes gold to lead Karate Pilipinas' 8-medal haul

Oct 16, 2019 - 1:54 PM

The daughter of PBA legend Samboy Lim dominates as the Philippines also rakes in 3 silver and 4 bronze medals in the Turkey joust

MEDAL HAUL. Jamie Lim (center, upper row) and Karate Pilipinas showcase their wares in Turkey. Photo from Lelen Berberabe

Arrest warrant vs Ressa shows gov’t using law to 'bludgeon' truth

Dec 03, 2018 - 4:44 PM

Key opposition figures say the Duterte government continues to harass news organizations whose reporting it dislikes

HOLD THE LINE. Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa posts bail for tax evasion charges at the Pasig RTC on December 3, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Junna Tsukii clinches first PH karate medal in 2018 Asian Games

Aug 27, 2018 - 6:02 PM

The Filipino-Japanese secures the country's 12th bronze medal and 15th overall

DEBUT. Junna Tsukii picks up a medal in her Asian Games debut. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Karate Pilipinas Inc to formally replace defunct PKF-NSA

Jul 14, 2018 - 5:39 PM

The new organization will earn its recognition from the World Karatedo Federation in November

NEW ERA. (from left to right) World Karatedo Federation (WKF) General Secretary Toshihisa Nagura, PSC Commissioner Ramon Fernandez, WKF president Antonio Espinos, Karate Pilipinas Inc president Richard Lim, WKF executive council member Vincent Chen make the new karatedo NSA of the Philippines official. Photo by WKF media

PH karatekas use extra allowances to compete in Malaysia tourney

Jul 03, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Shairef Afif and John Paul Bejar bag medals out of the 4 karatekas who traveled to Malaysia

NEW FOUND SKILLS. (from left to right) Engene Dagohoy, kumite coach Shin Tsukii, John Paul Bejar, Sharief Afif and Oliver Mañalac join the 19th MILO International Karate Championship 2018. Photo by Richard Lim/AAK

Review: 'Cobra Kai' offers more than just nostalgia

May 11, 2018 - 1:00 PM

YouTube Red's 'Cobra Kai' takes place 30 years after 'Karate Kid' – is it worth the watch?

PH karatekas bag bronze medal in SEA Games 2017 women’s team kumite

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:15 PM

The Philippine s karate team earns 3 silvers and 4 bronzes in total

Karatekas Bejar and Soriano claim silver and bronze in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:53 PM

John Paul Bejar and Mae Soriano earn medals in their respective kumite events in the SEA Games 2017 karate tournament

DOUBLE HAUL. John Paul Bejar and Mae Soriano add two more medals to Philippine karate's bag. Photo from Bejar's and Soriano's Facebook

Daniel-san vs Johnny round two as 'Karate Kid' reboot comes to YouTube

Aug 06, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Cobra Kai is set 30 years after the first film

Sutradara 'London Love Story' garap serial pendek berjudul '24 Karat'

May 24, 2017 - 3:38 PM

Serial 24 Karat akan dibintangi oleh sejumlah selebgram ternama Indonesia

Pemain dan sutradara '24 Karat' tampil di gelaran press conference di kawasan Sudirman, Jakarta, Rabu, 24 Mei. Foto oleh Devi Anggar Oktaviani/Rappler.

Lala Diah Pitaloka, karateka cilik si penyulut api PON Jabar

Sep 25, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Lala berhasil mendobrak tradisi PON di mana penyulut api biasanya atlet senior yang sudah melegenda

PH karateka bags gold at ISKF World Shotocup in South Africa

Aug 23, 2016 - 3:41 PM

James Delos Santos successfully defends his title in the men s individual kata in the tournament held every 4 years

GOLD. Karateka James Delos Santos brings home a gold medal for the Philippines. Photo from the Philippine Karatedo Federation

More success as PH karatekas bag 11 medals from Thailand Open

Jul 19, 2016 - 12:30 PM

With two golds two silvers and 7 bronzes the Philippines finishes in 4th place in the overall standings

VICTORIOUS. The Philippine karate team bags medals at the Thailand Open. Photo from the Philippine Karatedo Federation

PH karate team nabs 6 golds in Korea Open

Jul 12, 2016 - 7:02 PM

The Filipino youth karatekas compete against 11 other Asian countries and win 6 golds 11 silvers and 8 bronzes

WINNERS. Filipino karatekas take home medals from the Korea Open. Photo from the Philippine Karate Federation

PH team bags medals at Vietnam Open Karatedo Championship

Jun 01, 2016 - 8:45 PM

The Filipino athletes bring home 9 medals including two golds

PH karate team bags medals in Turkey

Dec 02, 2015 - 12:01 AM

The nationals which competed against 21 countries collected 3 gold medals one silver and 5 bronzes

WINNERS. The Philippine karate team hauls medals in Turkey. Photo from press release

#PinoyPride: Fil-Am wins five medals in world karate

Nov 19, 2015 - 8:25 AM

A Filipino American karate teacher from California won four gold medals and one silver medal in the WTKA WKA World Unified Championships in Spain

Chris Crisostomo's five medals from the World Championships

Pinoy karatekas represent country in international tourney

Nov 09, 2015 - 2:19 PM

The Philippines will be represented by Karate Development Arts Sports KDA one of the largest Karate education providers in the archipelago

REPRESENT. The Karate Development Arts & Sports or KDA will be sending 16 elite karatekas with ranks from first to seventh dan to the International Shotokan Karate Federation’s 37th annual U.S. National Championship and International Goodwill Tournament. Photo from the KDA

PH team reaps medals at Thailand Karate Open

Jul 30, 2015 - 4:39 PM

The Philippine karatekas who competed against 600 athletes from 30 other countries win a total of 4 gold 8 silver and 12 bronze medals

PH TEAM. The 50-member delegations pulls off a good performance at the Thailand Karate Open. Photo courtesy of Reymund Lee Reyes

The 2nd DBL Karate Cup: Martial arts for the younger generation

Sep 10, 2014 - 10:35 PM

Join the 2nd round of this local karate tournament organized by the head coach of the Philippine National Karate Team

Your stilettos can save your life

Mar 20, 2013 - 10:00 PM

It s not your size but it can be your shoes Read to know what simple thing can save your life

TWIST IT. Mar Salvador teaches Pinky Serafica how to twist an opponent’s arm. All photos by Irene Chia