Saturday 16th February, the Kyokushin Open Norway was held in Bergen. The tournament runs smoothly – as always, the well drilled crew from Bergen Karate Club – 50 years anniversary of the year (!) Kyokushin Open could this year give us fighters from Sweden, Italy and Poland – and of course Noway. Denmark was for a while in the tournament as well, but pulled due to the lack fighters in the given category. Top positions was given to all nations, but it is fair to say that Poland made the biggest impression – this year.. (picture from CKinfo.pl)
Lithuania, where Full Contact Karate is the most popular sport in the country, their athletes are among the best in the world, and where the national Karate organisation runs a highly professional business. The European Championship Shinkyokushin will be held in Vilnius, Siemens Arena 13th & 14th of April. And as before, being a World Championship year, the level of the tournament and the preparation of everyone will be at an absolute maximum
Being one of the top nation in Full Contact Karate, The Lithuanian national will always bee a interesting tournament to follow. Battle for the top position and the right to represent their nation into major tournaments – the fights will be at an significant level. Taking into considerations that some of absolute top fighters are qualified all ready.. Picture :www.delfi.lt
On January 26, 2019,over 700 competitors from Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Spain, Canada, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, Hungary and Poland competed in the 9th edition of the Carpathia Cup in Rzeszów , Poland.Kumite and Kata, all ages and categories, organized at six Tatamis. The tournament has been growing and expanded to one of the bigger tournaments, and this demands hard work and the ability to upgrade the organizing as well.
13th and 14th April 2019, the European Championship Shinkyokushinkai will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Lithuanian organization always organize top notch tournaments – as it will be this time! First set of info are out – and as we know preparation at all levels are in progress.
On behalf of the EKO Technical Committee and the EKO Referee Committee, I would like to invite you and your members to take part in the EKO Black Belt Seminar and the EKO Referee Course on 1-3 March 2019 in the “DOJO STARA WIES”.
Special guests will be President EKO Koen Scharrenberg and the legend of world karate shihan Brian Fitkin and other European instructors.
President of PFKS
The annual New Year’s training is completed. The training was led by WKO Shinkyokushinkai its own president, Midori Kenji Shihan 8.Dan. During the training top Shinkyokushinkai Karatekas preformed demonstration at top level with Kata and Kumite. Midori Kenji Shihan led the Kihon session before a Kumite demonstration by World Champion Yuji Shimamoto and runner up from the 50th All Japan Open Kazuya Yamamoto. Picture from WKO Shinkyokushinkai official Facebook
With great tradition and history: the Danish Open are back on the calendar! The tournament are held every other year, opposite year of the Swedish Open. However it was not held in 2017 when the Danish organisation was the host of the European Championship.
The tournament has been presenting fighters with top European merits, and the Danish organisation always present their strongest team!And as we have seen before – this could be last tournament before the World Championship for many of the top fighters!
The traditional Shinkyokushin Tournament, held in Croatia every year releases the date for the 24th edition in 2019 – 5th October. Documents, guidelines and info..(note not official poster)
As in the previous article we will look at some of the finals held in 2018. This time it is directed against women classes and some of the athletes who have been prominent there. As in the men’s division, unfortunately we could not get as many we wish. World Championships and European Championships – just a little peak “top of the iceberg” after a very active year in every possible way. (Photos by Chalita ⇓ )