Fuku-go world champion in Treviso, Italy, in 1994, Giordana highlight see the importance of Curitiba once again hosting the largest event on the International Traditional Karate Federation’s sports calendar
XX World Championship of Traditional Karate
November 16, 2019
By PAULO PINTO I Photos DISCLOSURE
Curitiba – PR
The karateka Giordana de Souza from Curitiba, capital of Parana state, sees the holding of the XX World Championship and the V Interclubes Cup of Traditional Karate in Curitiba, from December 2 to 8, with great expectation. The athlete defended the Brazilian team in 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996 and from 2002 to 2010.
A member of the local organizing committee, the world champion reported great pride in seeing her city host again the largest event on the International Traditional Karate Federation (ITKF) sports calendar.
“It is with great pride that once again the traditional Brazilian karate will receive an edition of the world championship, repeating the 2010 done. At that time I competed in the categories kata for team and individual kumite, now, in the local organizing committee, I will contribute with all the experience gained in my career as an athlete, ”Giordana explained. She prioritizes to receive very well the foreign karatekas that will go to Curitiba.
“In addition to the participation of a significant number of athletes from around the world, we expect to see excellent performances and clashes, as traditional karate has experienced enormous technical evolution in recent decades. ITKF is preparing a big event in Curitiba, my city, and hosting the world championship here has special importance. In the other countries where I competed I was always very well received, and we are working to give our counterpart ”, detailed Giordana.
Born in the capital of Paraná on March 17, 1969, at the age of 13 the world champion took her first steps in the Bodhidharma Academy tatami, and after serving the Brazilian national team for two decades, sensei Giordana today prioritizes the promotion of technical exchange and human development through the practice of karate.
“This is the biggest traditional karate event because it involves the main athletes, referees and leaders of our sport, and the event offers a unique opportunity for the exchange of experiences and technical knowledge. ITKF seeks to improve world championships, and in recent years has held numerous technical courses and events in various countries, focusing on expanding the technical base and promoting human development through the practice of karate. We are sure that the world will project ITKF globally, ”he concluded.
Giordana de Souza’s main titles are: fuku-go world champion in Treviso, Italy, in 1994; bronze medal at kata at the Curitiba World Cup 2010; kata and kumite champion and runner-up in fuku-go and mixed embu at the Curitiba Interclub Championship in 1996; and outstanding athlete due to the highest score in the Curitiba Interclub Championship in 1996.