Haiti - Sports : 20 Haitian karatekas will represent the country at the World Karate Cup
Under the direction of Shian (grandmaster), Lionel Abellard, karatekas are preparing in the spirit of competition [Shotokan style], both physically and psychologically and are perfected in combat techniques and katas (movements ).
Prior to this important competition, our athletes will take part in several tournaments in Florida.
Karatekas Haitian team :
Bernard K. Alec
Brice Christopher Bien-Aimé
Kevin Georges Fishohl
Marc M. Altéma
Ryan O. Delva
Youri Sebastien Larose
Learn more about the Shotokan style:
Shomen Gichin Funakoshi is considered as the Father of modern karate. It is the importer of karate-dô in Japan and founder of the Shōtōkan style, he made evolve the initial form of Okinawan karate. Originally Funakoshi practiced the two schools that dominated (shorei-ryū and shorin-ryū) before developing a new form of karaté-dō, a simpler model, combining the ideals of shorei-ryū and of shorin-ryū.