A ten-man Team Filipinas will see action in the 8th International Wado Ryu Karatedo Championships beginning today in Tokyo, Japan.
Led by Filipinas Wado Ryu Karate Federation chief Alejandro Vasquez, the team is composed of John Enrico Vasquez, Alexis Louise Nuñez, Jude Michael Uson, Joanna Lyka Uson, Abigail Iona Brito, Aldrin Christian Brito, Arianne Isabel Brito, Ren Jericho Bistudio, Vishnujana Das Mesina and Narayana Rsi Das Mesina.
The younger Vasquez, competing in the under 12 to 15 years old class, will pit his skills against 63 players from around the world.
“The administration of Philippine Karatedo Federation (PKF) is very happy since we have many players who are eager to represent our nation,” PKF Secretary-General Raymund Lee Reyes told The Manila Times on Thursday.
Reyes said the Wado Ryu Team Filipinas is based in Pangasinan.
“We, in the PKF, believe they will perform well on this tournament,” Reyes said.
Filipinas Wado Ryu Karate Federation is an active member of PKF National Sports Association Inc. and the International Federations of Wado Ryu Karate-do Organizations.
JEAN RUSSEL V. DAVID