As we promised the women’s division are ready! And one must say that this time we got some real great videos. Some of them “old news”, some real classics, and some that could be a first time watch for some of you. But we have tried do mix it up a little bit, so we do have some from across the World. ladies..you`r up next!
It might happen of course, but a really good fight do not necessarily have to end up with one of the fighter laying on the floor… but it could happen! That`s one of the Joker that makes it interesting..
⇐ Picture Justinas Kvietka, Lithuania, Kokoro Cup Poland 2014
Alina Polishchuk , Russia. Strong aggressive style, rapid explosive combinations – and always a very strong finisher. Polishchuk has the capacity to keep up with the best, and will give anyone a fight. That said, Polishchuk is moving towards the top more and more at a regular basis,and have the last years been winner of several international tournaments. Last year, the European Open Szolnok Cup 2017 tittle was captured. And also doing a very good figure in several world championships (IFK/KWU) Being the European Champion in 2015 (KAN), made more people notice this Russian fighter. Followed this up with a nice win in the Diamond Cup in 2016.
In the early days Toshikazu Sato Shihan made a great effort in the All Japan Open and the World Championship. Being among the top five in the 1st World Open Tournament in 1975, and following that up with a All Japan Open Weight victory the year after in the 8th All Japan Open. In front of the world championship, the results was also good. 3rd place in the 4th/1972 and 5th/1973 and 5th place in 1974. Sato Shihan will be remembered for his long term contribution to the WKO organization.
Recently we all noticed that the Danish Shinkyokushin team entered the Diamond Cup with a very strong team – maybe the strongest we have seen in a long time. But this did not happen over night. If we take a look back, and pick up the trail from the last results of the Danish team, we can clearly see that “something” is going on. It is also been worked out a cooperation agreement between them and Ashihara Denmark, to back each others tournaments and more. Ashihara in Denmark do also have many good Dojo`s, so this will whit out doubt lift the level even higher for all parts!
Photo from La Renaissance (cut to page)
Now and then we feel that the time should be dedicated to Kata. Kumite will on regular basis get the most attention, but the Kata part heave it`s natural place as well. There is no doubt about the huge effort and hard work to reach technical level one have to possess entering the tatemi for a Kata competition. And you can`t change the form, and develop a new style to impress the world, you must stick to the pattern, and deliver the inheritance of Karate!
Photo:Jarle Røine. / Chalita Andersson
The annual New Year’s training is completed. The training was led by WKO Shinkyokushinkai its own president, Midori Kenji Shihan 8.Dan. During the training top Shinkyokushinkai Karatekas preformed demonstration at top level with Kata and Kumite. Midori Kenji Shihan led the Hihon session before a Kumite demonstration by World Champion Yuji Shimamoto and vice World Champion Kembu Iriki.
As in the previous article we will look at some of the finals held in 2017. This time it is directed against women classes and some of the athletes who have been prominent there. As in the men’s division, unfortunately we could not get as many we wish. World Championships, European Championships, Open tournaments – it`s all there!
Once again a very active year has been completed, and World Tournaments, European tournaments, open`s have been organized, and held all over the world. It is sad to confess that one can not see every tournament!! Some many skilled athletes and competitors with unbelievable hard work. We have tried to pick some of the fights that we will give some extra attention..The first session from men`s divisions. And the point is to pick fight from around the world and tournaments, mostly the biggest one.