The 7th edition of Swedish Open will be held this September, and for sure the this is a “must go” event! All that has been at this tournament know the very high standard in total.
Remember it is three categories for men and two for women – and note: ONLY 16 fighters limits in each category, held every other year – so if you`r to late it will be two years to the next time. We know that signing up has begun, and besides that Sweden got their own top fighters the tournament will have top European fighting standard!!
For information: Official website and direct link to registration.
A unofficial teaser from previous years, old posters, clips wrapped in a summer theme!
This is the most attractive period regarding to summer-camps across Europe. Some have all ready held their camp, some right now – and of course it is also camps to comme. The support of the summer-camps has been huge! What is it that triggers so many to participate? We have picked up some feed back, and as always one could say, it`s not one main factor, but several that makes it so attractive…
The practical use of Karate has and will always be discussed. And this topic will naturally be a case outside, as well as inside the Karate family. In the summer we do often see a lot of festivals and shows, where musicians and bands entertain huge crowds of people. This will be our first stop to collect some exemplars of the practical use of the elements of karate. It is all about finding the summer rhythm..
Shinkyokushin Kazakhstan organized the 6th World Championship in weight categories a year ago. Not only organizing a great event, they did also enter the podium with many of their top fighters. This summer some of their fighters competed in the Asian Open Championship 2018 – and once again…
“This is Karate” two “old” videos that show Karate. One likes the wrapping and the atmosphere that these two videos have – and not least the content. Knock out collections are often seen on youtube, and there are knock outs here too. But one feels that there are also many clips that contain the essence that one seeks in the execution of a technique. Accuracy, timing, speed, power. And perhaps what should impress most: the effectiveness of a properly executed technique that is not performed spectacularly with jumps, scrolls and acrobatic touches.
Karate Dream Festival 2018 International Championship-Tournament! This year with over 3000 participants! The pattern continues to be the same as we have seen lately – WKO Shinkyokushinkai continues to systematically build up grate events in different format to different “use” With over 3000 karatekas – it can only be a Karate Dream!
(Picture from WC 2013 Kunihiro Suzuki vs Brian Jakobsen⇑ )
Nicholas Pettas, Tatsuya Iwasaki, Kunihiro Suzuki,Hajime Kazumi – and more in this classic tournament where we can follow the fights of the to finalists..
Kunihiro Suzuki – one of the icons in Kyokushin Full-Contact Karate World. A true fighter in a depth than the most of us only can dream of. One of the persons that has given proof of that it is more important to participate and give it all – than being measured only by your number in the tournament.
PFKS – Polish Federation Karate Shinkyokushinkai organize their summer-camp from 29th July to 1st August. Guest instructors for the camp Shihan Andre Gilbert 8 Dan, Canada and Sensei Kenta Mori 3rd Dan, Japan. Visit official website for more information of the camp!
JFKO continues to share videos from The 1st International Fullcontact Karate Championship, and the quarterfinals from the heaviest category attracts our attention. The level among the fighters is very high, and at this stage they had fought 3 or 2 fights.
Kembu Iriki (Japan) vs Maciej Mazur (Poland)
Kosei Ochiai (Japan) vs Shin Kameyama (Japan)
Kazuya Yamamoto (Japan) vs Edgard Secinski (Lithuania)
Ilya Yakovlev (Kazakhstan) vs Yuji Shimamoto (Japan)
EUROPEAN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
FOR U16, U21 AND ADULTS OPEN KATA & KUMITE
23-25th NOVEMBER 2018. – ICE PALACE – BUDAPEST- HUNGARY