The All Japan Open – a legendary tournament at the highest level. This year we can look forward to the 50 edition! The tournament will be held the 13th and 14th October. The open weight tournament has been a good pointer for whom fighter that will be in the absolute top in the World Championship..!
The 7th edition of Swedish Open will be held this September, and for sure the this is a “must go” event! All that has been at this tournament know the very high standard in total.
Remember it is three categories for men and two for women – and note: ONLY 16 fighters limits in each category, held every other year – so if you`r to late it will be two years to the next time. We know that signing up has begun, and besides that Sweden got their own top fighters the tournament will have top European fighting standard!!
For information: Official website and direct link to registration.
A unofficial teaser from previous years, old posters, clips wrapped in a summer theme!
Shinkyokushin Kazakhstan organized the 6th World Championship in weight categories a year ago. Not only organizing a great event, they did also enter the podium with many of their top fighters. This summer some of their fighters competed in the Asian Open Championship 2018 – and once again…
“This is Karate” two “old” videos that show Karate. One likes the wrapping and the atmosphere that these two videos have – and not least the content. Knock out collections are often seen on youtube, and there are knock outs here too. But one feels that there are also many clips that contain the essence that one seeks in the execution of a technique. Accuracy, timing, speed, power. And perhaps what should impress most: the effectiveness of a properly executed technique that is not performed spectacularly with jumps, scrolls and acrobatic touches.
(Picture from WC 2013 Kunihiro Suzuki vs Brian Jakobsen⇑ )
Nicholas Pettas, Tatsuya Iwasaki, Kunihiro Suzuki,Hajime Kazumi – and more in this classic tournament where we can follow the fights of the to finalists..
Kunihiro Suzuki – one of the icons in Kyokushin Full-Contact Karate World. A true fighter in a depth than the most of us only can dream of. One of the persons that has given proof of that it is more important to participate and give it all – than being measured only by your number in the tournament.
JFKO continues to share videos from The 1st International Fullcontact Karate Championship, and the quarterfinals from the heaviest category attracts our attention. The level among the fighters is very high, and at this stage they had fought 3 or 2 fights.
Kembu Iriki (Japan) vs Maciej Mazur (Poland)
Kosei Ochiai (Japan) vs Shin Kameyama (Japan)
Kazuya Yamamoto (Japan) vs Edgard Secinski (Lithuania)
Ilya Yakovlev (Kazakhstan) vs Yuji Shimamoto (Japan)
The 1st International Fullcontact Karate Championship, Full contact karate – as it is supposed to be! Ahead of the tournament one could imagine – or hope that the tournament would be an extension from the JFKO All Japan Open, and all ready at that point it would be a very good start. But as we now know, the tournament became a highlight and a display of how the Full Contact Karate are different – but the same..
Diana Mačiūtė, Lithuania
Top performer from one of the strongest nations, and a complete athlete with top skills in fight as well as Kata. Been top three for many years in the European Championship region, European Champion and winner of several Open tournaments. Strong with good impact in her techniques, and ended fights before full time more than one time. Became the kwu World Champion in 2017, and this spring 3rd place in Kata in the European Shinkyokushin Championship.
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!
During the holidays it might happens that we got some spear time, and what could be better than some old but good fights?! As usual we are not looking for the best knock outs when we choose videos.
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