Shorinshan is the first ever karate kids team to win a championship.
The Shorion Ryu Fighters have won five consecutive Olympic gold medals at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, and will face off against the Team USA Olympic team in the semifinals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
“It’s a little bit surreal,” Shoririn Ryu, one of the players from the team, told NHL.com.
“It’s been a long time coming and I never really imagined we’d win this tournament.
Now that we’ve got a championship, it’s just a dream come true.””
It really means a lot,” he added.
“Being in this team for a long period of time has really given us a lot of experience and confidence.”
The team is made up of 12 members and was named to the 2014 Olympic team after winning silver medals at two Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada.
The team also has two bronze medals from the 2012 Olympics in Beijing and 2012 in Beijing.
“Shorin’s the one who was always the leader, and I’m sure she’s still the leader for us,” teammate Shino, 18, said.
“She’s always with us.”
Shorinsha, also known as the “Karate Kid” in Japan, started playing karate when she was eight years old.
She began competing in karate competitions when she reached the age of 16, and was the first Japanese woman to win Olympic gold at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
“I was always in kendo training, but I was always playing in the street,” Shino said.
“My family always thought I was just a kid.”
Since then, Shorini Ryu has become a star in the karate world, winning the silver medal at the 2008 Olympic Games and the bronze at the 2012 Summer Games in Beijing, earning her the nickname “Shorirish Ryu.”
She won gold at last year’s Winter Olympics.
Shorino and her teammates are now competing in the 2017 Winter Olympics, which are set to be held in the Brazilian city of Salvador, Brazil.
“We don’t really know what to expect in Salvador,” Shinori Ryu said.
She added that she expects a great fight in the finals.
“If we don’t win, then I don’t know how I can continue to train and fight,” Shori said.
Shoririn’s family, which includes her father, Shino Ryu, and her sister, Shoichiro, has been training for months.
“I think we’re going to go to Brazil with confidence,” Shiori Ryu said with a smile.