After a great day of fighting with many very interesting match up, the results are ready. Favorites checked in as expected, and the main impression is that many up and coming young fighters are really well prepared. The technical level are clear to see backed up with good physical shape.
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)
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..
Organized by the oldest Kyokushin Dojo in Norway, Bergen The Kyokushin Open have a great history of international fighting. Three years back Poland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway attended the tournament, several organisations, styles and independent full contact practitioners joined. two year new nations entered the tournament, as Hungary and Italy joined! And Last year France and Lithuania! And ladies – sharpen your shins, as before in this tournament there will be no shin-protection in the women`s category.
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.
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..
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..
British Open 2018 was held 6th October. Five categories and five nations on top. Spain, Russia, Lithuania, France and GB. Three for their first time: ⇐ Camille Haddouche (France), Justinas Kvietka (Lithuania) and Artem Lialikov (Russia).
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!