Mikheil Tsiklauri, Georgia

Over ten year ago Mikheil Tsiklauri capture the European tittle in the LW division. The EC final in 2009 was a great start – and a warning of things to come..second place the year after, before winning the EC tittle once again in 2011. After this he entered the podium 4 times, including going all the way winning the EC final in 2019 – for his third time (MW) Representing Georgia in the World Championships has also ended in good results, 3rd place in World Championship in weight-categories in 2017 – in the process beating All Japan Open Champion Shunsaku Kawase.

Mikheil Tsiklauri, Georgia
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Eventas Gužauskas, Lithuania

European Champion in weight categories and in Open Weight – top 6 in The 12th World Championship 2019 – to name some of the top results. Also known for his incredibly strong finish in his matches, with a pressure, pace and power that is very difficult to resist. Good knock out set ups – like the high knee or the “death roll” that secured his EC tittle in 2018. Been national team member of the Lithuanian team for many years, representing them i European Championships and World championships across countries and organizations. (Photo top of the blog pufasfoto.lt )

Eventas Gužauskas, Lithuania
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…back in the days..

These days, many old video clips are popping up. No wonder, since not much new is coming. Covid-19 has put the brakes on when it comes to championships. The joy will be great when the time is right to reopen this activity. Until then, we can have fun with old clips – of our role models and heroes – which also give an enormous amount of joy! We have collected some clips of European fighters, Dimitrov (97), Wallmen (?), Trampov (95), Imbras (00), Stefanovics (02) ,Najduch (95) Popov (03)

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Yusaku Watanabe, Japan

Educated by the legendary Tsukamoto – explosive and agile as a lightweight, razor-sharp timing, all backed by tremendous force. Yasaku Watanabe maintains a significantly high level, and it will always be interesting to see what comes out of this fighter. It is also amazing to see what quality Watanabe has, when he reads his opponents, and perform counterattacks on their attacks.

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Poland vs Europe 2008

In 2008, related to the last performance of one of the absolute top Polish fighters in the history, a match up between Poland and the top fighters of Europe was held. At the time Poland did also contributed with their very best athletes, who actually held top European level. Some videos are to find, an fighters as Mariusz Mazur, Krzysztof Habraszka, Sylwester Sypien and more from Poland, as the European team had fighters as Alejandro Navarro, Jan Sokup, Viktor Teixeira to name a few..

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EC Openweight 2013

This time we will take a look back at the European Championship in open weight, held in Oradea, Romania 2013. The European Championship in open-weight has always been a very interesting tournament. Not only because it is a EC with a very high level,but often fighters that not fight each other at the regular basis now comes up against each others. The line up in front of this EC was very strong and everyone speculate early on who would be the winner, and who could face who.

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Mazovia MAX 80 – Back in 2014

It seems naturally to follow up the last article – MAX 70, and continue with the MAX 80, held some years later. This time, as the tittle describes, we had the pleasure to watch the middleweight fighters of Europe go up against each other. Like 2011, a very competent women division – even harder competed i an Open-weight category. Once again the Tomasz Basiak Shinkyokushin Team held a fully professional event!

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Fights of the year 2019 – Women

As in the previous article we will look at some of the fights held in 2019. One more year have come to and end, many strong achievements tons of fights, tournaments and championships. It shouldn’t be necessary to mention, but the level in total increases, and it will continue to do so if the circumstances are right, and if conditions are adequately organized. Many really impressing fights – and we have some more here..

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