Karate champion with disability and two masters behind her success

    Aika Arakaki (center)
November 25, 2016


The 23-aged Deaf woman, Aika Arakaki practices karate while working at a confectionery factory in Naha, near Osaka.  

In October, she won for the first the Women’s Individual Kata in the Persons with Physical Disabilities Division (Deaf/Hard of Hearing) at the 12th All Japan Karatedo Championships for Persons with Disabilities. Behind her success are her two masters.