Japanese Karate Experts Give Karate Lessons in 4 Cities in Saudi Arabia

サウジアラビア4都市で、日本の空手専門家が指導
Saudi Karate coaches and Karate fans
(This group photo was taken when Tsuchiya gave a lesson in Fiscal Year 2010.)
Courtesy of Embassy of Japan in Saudi Arabia

mapThe Japan Foundation implements a cultural cooperation program, dispatching Japanese Karate experts, Hideto Tsuchiya and Kiyohiko Tosa to 4 cities in Saudi Arabia from December 6 to 26, 2012. This program presents their Karate lessons to train Saudi Karate fans and coaches.

The program aims to support human resource development in Saudi Arabia, which can lead to promote the various fields of culture, arts, and sports. At the same time, it is expected to cultivate an appreciation for the spirit and techniques of Karate, a form of Budo [traditional Japanese martial arts] that Japan can proudly present to the world.

Dates: Thursday, December 6 to Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Riyadh
Thursday, December 6 - Wednesday, December 12
Jeddah  
Thursday, December 13 - Tuesday, December 18
Abha 
Wednesday, December 19 - Monday, December 24
Tabuk
Wednesday, December 19 - Monday, December 24

*Lessons will be conducted by both Tsuchiya and Tosa in Riyadh and Jeddah, by Tsuchiya only in Abha, and by Tosa only in Tabuk.

Organized by: The Japan Foundation 
Co-organized by: Saudi Karate Federation, Embassy of Japan in Saudi Arabia

Dates: Thursday, December 6 to Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Hideto Tsuchiya

Photo of Hideto Tsuchiya

Hideto Tsuchiya is Karate coach (3rd Dan authorized by the Japan Karatedo Federation) and Club Manager of Tsuchiya Hideto Karate-do Classroom TK-CLUB. Tsuchiya won two consecutive Asian Karatedo Championships gold at the 5th and 6th edition. He previously visited Saudi Arabia and Africa to introduce Karate as part of the Japan Foundation’s program.


Kiyohiko Tosa

Photo of Kiyohiko Tosa

Kiyohiko Tosa is Karate coach (5th Dan authorized by the Japan Karatedo Federation) and a full-time instructor of Genseiryu Karate-do International Federation Butoku-kai. Tosa has extensive experience in coaching both in Japan and overseas and also has an outstanding career as a player, having won the 3rd place in the plus 80kg category at the 4th Asian Karatedo Championships.  


[Contact Us]

The Japan Foundation
Europe, Middle East and Africa Section, Arts and Culture Dept.
Person in charge: Murooka 
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6063

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