KARATE takes the limelight once again as the JKS-Philippine Karatedo Traditional and Sports (PKTS) holds another major competition at the Robinson’s Metro East along Marcos Highway in Pasig City on Nov. 26-27.
Dubbed as the 18th PKTS Karate Open Championships, the two-day event organized by President Sensei Ryo Ochoa, Chairman Shihan Raymund Lee Reyes and Chief Instructor Sensei Rex Maanao is expected to attract more than 800 karatekas from 36 karate clubs all over the country.
“Layunin namin na mas lalo pang palakasin ang karate, especially para sa development ng mga atletang kabataan,” said Shihan Reyes.
“Inihahanda namin ang pag-asenso para maipagmalaki sa parating na Japanese instructors na sina Shihan Masanao Kagawa at Sensei Yaguchi,”added Reyes.
On Nov. 26, there will also be a general assembly of clubs from the Japan Karate Shoto (JKS).
“Magkakaroon din ng PKTS seminars, promotion at referee course under Philippine JKS Alliance sa Nov. 27,” added Reyes.
The tournament proper and awarding of promotion certificates will also be held on Nov. 27.
Expected to participate in the two-day event are karate clubs from Luzon: Ilocos Sur, Vigan, La Union, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bataan, Laguna, Santiago, Cauayan, Baguio City, Isabela, Tarlac, Cavite, Navotas, Valenzuela, Manila, Pasig , Marikina, Antipolo , Quezon City; Visayas:Bohol, Tacloban, Bacolod; and Mindanao: Cotabato and Davao.
Local clubs from the Philippine Air Force, universities and colleges and local karate clubs are also expected to join.