Guardian Girls Karate launched in Los Angeles

The Guardian Girls Global Karate project was officially unveiled in Los Angeles (United States). The presentation of the far-reaching project to empower women through Karate training was held Friday at the residence of the Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles.

The event was headed by the Consul General of Japan in Los Angeles Kenko Sone, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, KIF Global co-founder Shin Koyamada, UNFPA Chief Strategic Partnership Mariarosa Cutillo, and WKF President Antonio Espinós.

The World Karate Federation (WKF), the Koyamada International Foundation (KIF), and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have joined forces to give girls and young women tools to overcome situations of gender-based violence through the practise of Karate.

The three organisations signed Friday the Memorandum of Understanding that officially launched the project of Guardian Girls Karate.

WKF President Antonio Espinós said:

“The Guardian Girls Karate project will contribute to further connecting Karate with society and thus using the strength of Karate’s values to fight Gender Based Violence. Through the agreement today, the WKF, KIF and UNFPA partner to empower women through Karate seminars at all Karate 1-Premier League events starting January 2023.

“We will devote all our resources to the success of this project as we believe that there is no greater contribution that we can bring to society than helping in the fight against Gender-Based Violence.”

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