Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on June 2014
Ever wonder what really goes down at chicks’ roller derby? Find out when the Tokyo Roller Girls lace up for an all-star doubleheader at the Purdy Fitness Center on the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka. The first bout gets rollin’ at 10:30am and the initial matchup is the Tokyo Roller Girls B Team versus the Killa Geishas of Masawa. Then at 1pm, the Okinawa Devil Dog Derby Dames go head-to-head with the Tokyo Roller Girls All Stars. Both Tokyo Roller Girl teams boast members of the Zama Killer Katanas (pictured). And FYI, the Katanas are looking for new skaters: Japanese nationals and SOFA-sponsored women are welcome. There’s also a junior league for ages 7-17. If you don’t have a military ID to attend the base bouts (sanctioned by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association), don’t fret—you can register at the gate and be escorted to the mayhem.
Jun 14, Purdy Fitness Center, Yokosuka. See sports listings for details.