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!
EKO EUROPEAN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR CADETS, JUNIORS and YOUTHS,
2nd EKO selection tournament women Open weight for the 12th World Championship.
Jun 27-29.2019 – Prague, Czech Republic. Once again, a big tournament has come, and a five-day schedule is ready…(note not official poster)
The Polish national will always bee interesting to follow. Poland being one of the top nations in Europe, with highly competent teams and fighters. For many of the fighters this was only two weeks after they fought in the European Championship – that could easily be challenging! Newly European Champions did also attend “another day at work” one could say. Photo from https://www.facebook.com/lamot.dojo.wroclaw/
12-13. April 2019, Lithuania, Vilnius – European Championship Shinkyokushin was organized. The women division divided into five categories contained some of the best fighters in the game – not only in Europe but also world wide.But the remarkable factor was how incredible well prepared young fighters was. Not only coming into the senior tournament “to see whats up” but challenging the top as well.This was seen several times, physically as well as technically. There are no doubt that the new generation of fighters are pushing the action – but never underestimate good practice and experience.