From official invitation :“This tournament will be held as a memorial event to mark the 20 the anniversary of the death of Sosai Masutatsu Oyama, the founder of Kyokushin Karate. This international event will be cosponsored by WKO and the Hungary Branch, the host country, and WKO competitors from various regions will participate in this tournament. We would also like to invite competitors from other international karate organizations for this tournament..”
Around the world there was held numerous events to mark the 20th anniversary of Sosai Masutatsu Oyama, the founder of Kyokushin Karate. This one held in Hungary raised up to be one of the most prominent held overall. The tournament was one part of it – the memorial training and ceremony another.
The line up in the tournament was from the whole world. Top European fighters – naturally, faced top fighters from other regions. And similar to the world championships, the strongest regions as Kazakhstan, Russia and not least Japan.
Videos of the finals, full draws to follow, but first a highlight
Video from WKO Shinkyokushinkai
Final women lightweight
Final women middleweight
Final women heavyweight
Final men lightweight
Final men middleweight
Final light heavyweight
Picture gallery WKO Shinkyokushinkai