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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The 50th All Japan Open Karate Championship – quick results

Top fighters of Japan and with that said also worldwide fought for the top spots and the right to fight in the 12th World Championship 2019. We give you the quick results after a great championship hosted by WKO Shinkyokushinkai, but also supported by top fighters from several organisations and Full Contact karate styles.

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11th Open European Kyokushin Karate Championship 2018 – Results

6-7th October the Swedish Kyokushin Union organized their European Championship. Several organizations participated, and once again Gothenburg, Liseberg, was the place for a Kyokushin event. Only three week back, The Swedish Ope war held, and some of the fighters showed great spirit and fought in both tournaments!

The tournament had 179 participants registered in total, and as we mention some of them fought at the same arena only three weeks ago, Simon Pålsson, Fady Allan, Mette-Marie Nielsen, Sanne Larsson, Moa Jensen..

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The 50th All Japan Open Karate Championship 2018

13th & 14th of October, The 50th All Japan Open Karate Championship will be held! A massive line up in this legendary tournament are set, and with tickets to the 12th World Championship at stake, we can only imagine how hard the preparations has been. top 4 men and top 2 women will represent Japan in the World Tournament next year..

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Fighters never rest!

As always at this time of the year, the Championships are lined up and the schedule are tight from the start after summer. A real highlight this Autumn is the European Championship in the open-wight category, held in Hungary. But before that several tournaments are going to be held, and also many has been held all ready – and as we speak a couple of them are being held now this weekend!

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British Open 2018 – Live and fight-card!

Saturday, October 6th, 2018 the traditional British Open will be held, and the line up of fighters are ready. The tournament will also be streamed live. Almost hundred fighters are ready to go, divided in three categories for men and two for women. Fighters from Europe and Russia will face each other on to mats, and as always it’s expected to be a long day with a lot of action. That said, the level between top and bottom has increased the latest year, so it is also expected that 1st round action can happen in blink of an eye!

British Open have their own way when it comes to proclaim winners, use of breaking and extensions. Russia will as always be one of the heavy favorite, this year as before.

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Swedish Open 2018 – women divisions!

The 7th version of Swedish Open was held this weekend, 22nd September, and as always organized in a very professional matter. Swedish Open have a setting that many just think they would see in a European Championship or a tournament in that order.

Top female fighters from Lithuania, Hungary and Sweden was challenged by Denmark, Spain, Norway and Switzerland. Eleven fighters in the lightweight -65 kg and seven in the over 65 kg category.

Photo by Svein Olaf Bænnes, Shin Norway

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Swedish Open 2018 – Scandinavian dominance!

The 7th version of Swedish Open was held this weekend, 22nd September, and as always organized in a very professional matter. Swedish Open have a setting that many just think they would see in a European Championship or a tournament in that order.

This years edition brought us fighters from: France, Croatia, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary, Lithuania, Russia, USA, Denmark, Norway, and of course the host Sweden…

⇐ Pictures: Svein Olaf Bænnes, Shin Norway

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