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!
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!
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
This Internationale seminar will be held 21st to 23rd of June, 2019. Non can afford to miss the opportunity to train and learn from the absolute best fighter, more current than ever, in light of his incredible strong achievement in the Shinkyokushin European Championship Open-weight now in November, where he outmaneuvered Europe’s top fighters.
21st – 23rd of June, 2019, France.
Kokoro Cup – a very professional tournament, always with a very interesting line up. Fighters from all over the world – but at the very best level! Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Poland.. The tournament has also been spiced up with Japanese fighters – and of course being held in Poland the home-fighters will not only defend their ground, they will do so with their very best fighters! This year the text: Poland vs Japan are added, and we know that once again Japan brings in fighters to Kokoro Cup.
The date 15th December, followed up with a seminar 16th December.
The weekend 19-21st October was the Norwegian fall-camp organized at Finnsnes, North Norway, by Finnsnes Karate-club Shinkyokushin. For the first time in Finnsnes – Japanese instructors was the headliners. Ochanomizu Dojo’s head instructors Kumiko Sunakawa Shihan and Mitsuhiro Izumi Sensei. For most of us Sunakawa Shihan is the known profile, but being a instructor in Ochanomitzu Dojo, Mitsuhiro Izumi are highly skilled instructor as well! The camp gathered participants from Finland, Sweden and Norway..
The tradition of the excellent Fighting Seminar in Denmark keeps on, date and guest instructors are ready! But as we all know, there is something more than “only” a fight seminar with great instructors and top hospitality. What has been created in Denmark during all these years, are a solid recipe of all elements one must have to be successful at this. If we think about it, we have many seminars around, big camps – but growing stronger now 20 years after the beginning?