As we all know the World Fullcontact Karate Organization will host the first World Championship in Japan next year. The WFKO has systematic grown in the wake of JFKO, which has long been well established. This spring we watched the 5th JFKO All Japan Open tournament – and could confirm top level, top support. The 1st European Fullcontact Karate Championship will as we know be a selection tournament to Japan 2020. But before this, there are also a similar tournament to be held in France 19-21 September. At last we are going into a new phase – and there is a lot of questions regarding to this settings..
4-7th of July the Norwegian Kyokushin Organization (Shinkyokushin Norway) organized their annual summer-camp. The camp are being held every other year in Eastern Norway and in the west. This time it was on the west coast of Moi, close to Egersund town. NKO has been blessed with WKO’s top instructors for many years, and this time instructors from Poland was on the poster, and this was the first time instructors from Poland was attending at the Norwegian camp. Continue reading
One week ago the final selection for the 12th World Championship was held in Prague. Besides 33 fighters in the open-weight women division the tournament also was European Championship for Cadets, Juniors and U-21 in total close to 500 competitors was gathered in the Czech Republic for EC. Results and write ups have already been done, but we like to dive into this with some thoughts from our point of view.
Last weekend gave us six more fighters from the European region to represent Europe in the 12th World Championship Shinkyokushin in November. We witness a very tough qualifying tournament in Prague (we will come back to that) and in a 33 fighters line up, more was added to the all ready eight..
In one weeks almost 500 Karatekas will be gathered in Prague, Czech Republic for the European Open weight Championship and the U-category/ cadets. Our focus are drawn to the open-weight category for women – since this is the selection for the World Tournament later on. But also on the menu Cadets, Juniors and Youth – Kata, not to forget. The Open weight category have at the time 33 fighters, from 14 nations..
Three weeks ago champions of The 5th All Japan Open Fullcontact organisation where crowned. And in the same time top fighters that will represent Japan in the 12th World Open Karate Championship later this year. In other words these top fighters will be facing the best fighters from all over the world – and when we look at the settings for the 5th All Japan Open – the tournament remind us just like the World Championship will be – thinking of the two days of fighting and the number of fights one have to fight – aiming for the top spot.
The highest decorated fighter we know: Valeri Dimitrov Sensei will be the main instructor. Dimitrov will be supported by top instructors from Belgium and France!
Seminar will be held at: Complex Raymond Nowacki, Avenue Louis Romon, 59 496 Salomé. For accomodation: Campanile Lens Hotel, 282 Route de la Bassée, 62 300 Lens.
The 5th All Japan Open Japan Fullcontact Karate Organisation JFKO weight category are now history, and we witness so many good fighters from the land of the raising sun. We have been pointing out the high number of fighters, and the huge support of many different Fullcontact organisations and styles. Now we get the chance to see the very high level these top fighters of the world possesses. And as mention we will see many of the best in the World Championship later this year. And this tournament prove that the JFKO continues to pull in the right direction – improving every time.
After a intense first day it is safe to say that The 5th All Japan Open JFKO tournament keeps a sky high level! With amazingly many very competent fighters in the line up, one really do have have “something extra” Another point is that the categories are so big, that it will give the top fighters a almost similar set up – as the World tournament. Fighting trough two days in categories with 108,82,65 and 48 (men’s division) and 39,29, 8 and 21 (women’s division) And do not forget that the FINAL DAY will be streamed LIVE.
The summer are closing in, an of course summer-camps around are planed and organized all around. Training under the summer sun – and often during the summer vacation does something extra with the warm atmosphere!