EC Open-weight – strongest ever?

One or so week after the European Championship, and we are still amazed by the level and the dedications by all part into the tournament. Numbers of athletes and nations are high, the quality of the fighting or the Kata are without top level. Specially the level of fight, that have been measured up against world athletes from all over the world and across organizations.That this was going to be a very strong EC, there was no doubt, and it was seen early in the process. The number of athletes and not least who was in the line up made this clear.

Photo by Shin Norway, Svein Olaf Bænnes

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NKO med gode erfaringer i EM 2018

Et solid EM ble avholdt i helgen og NKO skaffet seg gode erfaringer. Som alltid er det Øst-blokk landene som dominerer, og det er land som Bulgaria, Polen og Litauen som tar pallen. Og apropo Litauen så fikk man et aldri så lite forhold til dem – eller rettere sagt 3 av dem. Nivået var skyhøyt, og som kjent så befinner Shinkyokushin sine utøvere i den absolutte verdenstoppen, og det på kryss av organisasjoner.

Åpenvekt EM skiller seg ut når det kommet til den taktiske delen, og det vil si i fothold til å fighte inn i mot en vekt avgjørelse. Tydelig å se denne gang var også hvordan top 8 var meget bevisste på energiforbruk i innledende runder, og gjorde akkurat det de måtte for å avansere.

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European Championship Open Weight 2018 – Women’s division

European Championship Open Weight – in 1 week!The European Championship Shinkyokushin will take place on 23-24 November 2018, Friday and Saturday, in the city of Budapest, Hungary. The great support of the tournament gives us the hardest line up up to now! Not only in numbers, but also looking at the profiles ho attend – if one manage to reach the podium, it would be a great achievement!

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NKO i EM Open-weight 2018

Denne helgen avholes en av de virkelig tyngre turneringene i Europa – Shinkyokushin Open-Weight European Championship. Nivået er skyhøyt, og i årets line up er det pakket med fighters som har tatt titler i alt av organisasjoner og turneringer. Og NKO er mist oppe  det hele! Tidsplan LIVE og trekning foreligger..Dette EM er altså åpen vekt for seniorer, samtidig egne klasser for U-21,U-16. Med disse tre klassene er det alikevel over 420 utøvere fordelt på 25 land. Dette gjør sitt til at det er av betydelig størrelse. Antall utøvere er ofte ikke noe målestokk ift størrelse, ettersom det har blitt mer og mer vanlig rundt om, å fylle på med barn helt ned i 8-10 års alderen. Det er det heldigvis ikke behov for i dette tilfelle.

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European Championship Open Weight 2018

European Championship Open Weight – in two weeks! And as we know the U-21 and U-16 European Championship as well. The European Championship Shinkyokushin will take place on 23-24 November 2018, Friday and Saturday, in the city of Budapest, Hungary. The Open Weight tournament has always been interesting – just for for the fact that it is open weight. The great support of the tournament gives us the hardest line up up to now! Not only in numbers, but also looking at the profiles ho attend – if one manage to reaching the podium, it would be a great achievement!

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Shinkyokushin Kazakhstan – top class again!

Mention several times before, one of the occasion was at the 17th All Asia Shinkyokushin Championship held two months ago. This time it was participating in the KWF World Championship held in Astana, Kazakhstan. The top spots in the tournament was mainly shared among Japan and Kazakhstan. Most of the top spots fell to other organizations, only in the women’s category did the host manage to capture some top spots.

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French Open 2019

French Open Shinkyokushin will be held 23rd February 2019. This will be the 11th edition of the popular tournament, and ill as always offer categories to all levels: Elite, novice and old master category. The tournament has been at a good international level, mainly fighters from Europe – but also some fighters from outside the European region.. (Picture from Morgan Leguen see official album)

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Polish Open-weight 2018

20th October, the Polish top elite meet to crown the Polish best women and man in the Open Weight category. But it was not only Open-weight, Kata and the championship for youth was also held – top of that “Old masters” category. The championship gathered participants from all over Poland, over 240 athletes from 81 clubs..

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