Tokyo: A Japanese karate official will step out after being accused of bullying the champion set to compete within the Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Karateo Federation technical director Masao Kagawa reported that he was leaving Nikan Sports activities every day after injuring former world champion Ayumi Ukusa in a coaching drill.
Ukusa says that he struck her within the face with a bamboo sword and accused her of bullying, claiming that he usually yelled at her and informed her about her private life.
The athlete, who will compete within the girls’s over 61 kg class as karate, will make her Olympic debut this summer season, has filed a grievance with the federation over the alleged misconduct.
Each Uikusa and Kagawa testified earlier than an ethics fee final week, by which the federation discovered that it had been lower off as a result of Kagawa’s “very harmful” coaching strategies.
The federation mentioned in an announcement that it could determine on a sentence, however Kagawa reportedly now knowledgeable him of his intention to go away him as technical director and board member.
“I take full accountability,” Kagawa informed Nikon Sports activities late Tuesday (April 6).
“To deliver the matter as shortly as potential, I’m resigning from all my positions within the Japan Karateo Federation.”
Kagawa accepted Ukusa’s use of a bamboo sword as a part of his coaching, with the aim of forcing him to dodge his swings and throne.
She claimed that she by no means deliberately injured him, however claimed accountability for the “breakdown of belief”.
In 2016, world champion Uikusa accused Kagawa of damaging his vanity and being unable to coach him as a result of stress.
On my weblog on March 28, “It grew to become so arduous to fulfill my teacher, just like the flooding of tears on the best way to the dojo grew to become a part of my every day life.”
“Coaching was a troublesome setting that induced me psychological stress, and there have been instances once I could not go on coaching and simply stayed dwelling.”
That is the newest “energy harassment” scandal with the nation’s wrestling federation in 2018 to hit the Japanese sport apologizing for claims of bullying four-time Olympic champion Kaori Icho.
The Japan Karatedo Federation didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.