As we all know the World Fullcontact Karate Organization will host the first World Championship in Japan next year. The WFKO has systematic grown in the wake of JFKO, which has long been well established. This spring we watched the 5th JFKO All Japan Open tournament – and could confirm top level, top support. The 1st European Fullcontact Karate Championship will as we know be a selection tournament to Japan 2020. But before this, there are also a similar tournament to be held in France 19-21 September. At last we are going into a new phase – and there is a lot of questions regarding to this settings..
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..
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.
12-13. April 2019, Lithuania, Vilnius – European Championship Shinkyokushin was organized.With some of the favorites out of the tournament, one could think that some big hole must be filled…but EKO Shinkyokushin – “The fight dispenser” took care of that! And should we just writhe a hymn..that’s have rimes with nineteen and Dimitrov?!
The level of organizing was at its very best – as we are used to see from Lithuania. Siemens Arena holds a very high standard, good capacity, good air and space. And the action on the tatami – have we seen it so even between the nations before? The favorites are still the favorites – but nothing can be taken for granted.
Saturday 16th February, the Kyokushin Open Norway was held in Bergen. The tournament runs smoothly – as always, the well drilled crew from Bergen Karate Club – 50 years anniversary of the year (!) Kyokushin Open could this year give us fighters from Sweden, Italy and Poland – and of course Noway. Denmark was for a while in the tournament as well, but pulled due to the lack fighters in the given category. Top positions was given to all nations, but it is fair to say that Poland made the biggest impression – this year.. (picture from CKinfo.pl)
Knock Down Kyokushin Karate Hungarian Championship 2019 results. 16 February ,Hungary nationals with a good level naturally, being a nation with several top competitors measured up against the European top level.
- The best male competitor: Zoltán Georgiádes
- Best female competitor: Lilla Herczeg
- Best technical male competitor: Mór Farkas Fekete
- Most technical female competitor: Mező Lili
Lithuania, where Full Contact Karate is the most popular sport in the country, their athletes are among the best in the world, and where the national Karate organisation runs a highly professional business. The European Championship Shinkyokushin will be held in Vilnius, Siemens Arena 13th & 14th of April. And as before, being a World Championship year, the level of the tournament and the preparation of everyone will be at an absolute maximum
Being one of the top nation in Full Contact Karate, The Lithuanian national will always bee a interesting tournament to follow. Battle for the top position and the right to represent their nation into major tournaments – the fights will be at an significant level. Taking into considerations that some of absolute top fighters are qualified all ready.. Picture :www.delfi.lt
On January 26, 2019,over 700 competitors from Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Spain, Canada, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, Hungary and Poland competed in the 9th edition of the Carpathia Cup in Rzeszów , Poland.Kumite and Kata, all ages and categories, organized at six Tatamis. The tournament has been growing and expanded to one of the bigger tournaments, and this demands hard work and the ability to upgrade the organizing as well.
13th and 14th April 2019, the European Championship Shinkyokushinkai will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Lithuanian organization always organize top notch tournaments – as it will be this time! First set of info are out – and as we know preparation at all levels are in progress.