European Karate Organization
Polish Shinkyokushinkai Karate Federation

EKO Technical Committee and Grading and EKO Referee Committee:
1. Furko Kalman, shihan 8 dan
2. Brian Bitkin, shihan 8 dan
3. Howard Collins, shihan 8 dan
4. Jan Bulow, shihan 7 dan
5. Michael Soderkvist, shihan 7 dan
6. Jesus Talan, shihan 6 dan
7. Alexander Goncharenko, shihan 6 dan
8. Remigiusz Karpinski, shihan 6 dan

Rarely do you see such strong competence gathered in one place at the same time. The EKO Black belt seminar in Poland has established itself as one of the most content-rich events of its kind. There are few places where the lines go so directly from Sosai Oyama, as it does here. The absolute top instructors will be present, and the combination of black belt seminar and referee course attract a high number of participants from all over Europe – as it did last year.

Instructors for 2020 seminar:

  • Technical Committee Grading and EKO Referee Committee From left:
  • Alexander Goncharenko, Shihan 6.Dan / Ukraine.
  • Michael Soderkvist, Shihan 7.Dan / Sweden
  • Furko Kalman, Shihan 8.Dan /Hungary.
  • Howard Collins, Shihan 8.Dan /Sweden
  • Brian Fitkin, Shihan 8.Dan /Sweden
  • Jan Bulow, Shihan 7 Dan /Denmark
  • Jesus Talan, Shihan 6.Dan /Spain
  • Remigiusz Karpinski, Shihan 6.Dan /Poland
Picture from Polska Federacja Karate Shinkyokushinkai

Information from organizer:

This years European Karate Organization Black Belt Seminar will focus on how EKO want kata to be performed at EKO Kata competition and gradings.
At the seminar we will go through all aspects and major important areas as “Technics”, “Spirit” and “Power”
Also you will have the opportunities to pass a license as Kata Referee.
It will be important for Karate instructors, coaches and students form all EKO member countries to participate and understand what we are aiming for when it comes to Kata in EKO Shinkyokushin/Kyokushin karate.

European Karate Organization
Polish Shinkyokushinkai Karate Federation

The European Budo Center – “Dojo Stara Wieś”
https://www.dojo-starawies.pl/ See pictures from last years seminar HERE

170 euro – Accommodation and meals

e-mail: biuro@shinkyokushin.org.pl


Friday 6 th March
12:00 – 18:00 Arrival and registration of participants
18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
20:00 – 20:30 Welcome.
20:30 – 22:00 Introduction
22:00 – 24:00 Socialising

Saturday 7 th March
07:30 Breakfast
09:00 – 11:00 Training
09:30 – 12:00 Kata training
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (Two groups)
13:00 – 14:00 Kata competition rules. Classroom
14:30 – 16:00 Kata training
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 18:00 Kata training
19:00 Dinner
20:00 – 21:00 Written test for those who apply for license
20:00 – 24:00 Socialising

Sunday 8 th March
07:30 Breakfast
09:00 – 11:30 Kata training
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and cleaning
13:00 – 15:00 “Stara Wies” Kata tournament
15:00 – Sayonara


Picture from Polska Federacja Karate Shinkyokushinkai