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Sakura Kokumai

Sakura Kokumai started karate at the age of 7 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She made the U.S. Junior National Team when she was 14 and has been representing the country ever since including at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.When she was younger, Sakura loved being around people in the dojo and loved traveling to international events with her teammates. As she got older, she started to set bigger goals for herself as an athlete and fell in love with the sport all over again. To pursue her Olympic dream, Sakura moved to California to stay with a host family so she could be a full time athlete. She became the first American karate athlete to qualify for the Olympics and also the only female athlete that represented Karate from the US at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Now she is focusing on sharing her experience and knowledge by giving seminars and speeches across the US and also around the world.


Honolulu, HI and Japan



Currently Trains

San Diego, CA

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