This weekend 8th – 10th march 2019, the Polish national team met for training. All ages (not children) and categories gathered close to hundred contenders. Both teams, Kumite as well as Kata is represented. Poland, being a nation that have many fighters and Kata competitors on the EC podium at the regular basis, will be for sure a nation to look out for in the EC coming up.
Last weekend (1st – 3rd March) the EKO Black Belt Seminar and referee course was held in Poland, in a beautiful place, the Japanese Martial Arts Center “DOJO STARA WIES”. The seminar was fully booked, and with top names – some of the finest instructors in the lead, the value of the seminar could not be better!
After a intense weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark – and now when the 19th edition of the Fight seminar is history, we’ll take a look back what went down. With over 160 participants (new record?!) the seminar was fully booked long time before, and no doubt that this year attractions Nazar Nasirov, Russia and Maciej Mazur, Poland made it highly interesting, but also the many top teams and national teams that was signed up. For those who has been on this camp before will the choice bee easy – you will sign up!
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)
Knock Down Kyokushin Karate Hungarian Championship 2019 results. 16 February ,Hungary nationals with a good level naturally, being a nation with several top competitors measured up against the European top level.
- The best male competitor: Zoltán Georgiádes
- Best female competitor: Lilla Herczeg
- Best technical male competitor: Mór Farkas Fekete
- Most technical female competitor: Mező Lili
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