In the world of Kyokushinkai there are many incredibly good performers. They are among the elite absolute are often profiled everywhere. Here we try to get to know even more practitioners of the hard-working Karateka. And who knows who’s on top of the podium next time? This is Shinkyokushin video gallery …more to come..
Inga Mikštaitė, Lithuania One of most decorated (if not the most decorated) active fighter in Europa. Mikštaitė has been the superior fighter in the middleweight division, and holds 6 European Championship titles (WKO) and added one more recently in the KWU EC. Also at the world stage do she have records, 3rd World Cup 2009 and 4th in the World Championship 2011. Also one 2nd and two 3rd places in the Open Weight EC. Technical very good all rounded, and more than one time sharp techniques has ended her fights before full time.
Marta Lubos , Poland. A highly technical performer, who always performs well in competitions. Very tournament active, and her frequent appearances are noticed by many: Mas Oyama Memorial, Swedish Open and 12th Challenger Also getting special awards, has been seen more than one time. Entering the EC podium (14,16 & 207) and also manage to take a strong 2nd place in the KWU EC 2016 and the spirit award. Lubos showed great technical variations, and high pace fighting. High spirit as she entered the Open Weight EC in 2014 as one of the lightest.
Zsófia Szabó, Hungary. Working her way up in the European Championship ranks, and taking the tittle, 2016/17. Szabó has been one of the stable practitioners in the lighter divisions. Possesses that many misses in that division, sharp techniques that ends in Wazari or Ippon Some merits: EC 3rd 2013/14, EC 2nd 2015 and 1st 2016. Branko Memorial champion 2015/14/13, Winning the Austrian Open +best fighter 2015, 2nd Mas Oyama Memorial 2014. Also showed great skill going up against bigger opponents, and given them technical challenges.
Six times Polish champion, and among the best female fighters in the heavyweight category in Europe. Good all round fighting style with strong punching and punishing Mae geri`s,has been some of the skills that has brought the Polish fighter on the EC podium several times. 2.place EC in 2013,14 and 3rd place 2015. Open weight EC 3rd place 2014. 3rd in the EC 2016 and European Champion KWU 2016!
Nozomi Kanemitsu, Japan.
Winner of the 3rd World Cup 2005,and runner up in the 4th World Cup 2009, Nozomi Kanemitsu have been one of the absolute top fighters in the light weight category. Represented Japan in the 5ht World Cup as well, and did advance in the tournament and reached the quarter final. Also strong performance in the All Japan Open / weight categories has made her record solid with several top results. Her good timing combined with excellent movement makes her a hard fighter to face, and her kick capacity is well known.
Misaki Sato, Japan. Wisit wko youtube for videos
Name one female fighter that have manage to win three World Cup`s. That alone will give us a idea out how skilled this fighter is. Sato from Japan have been the best female fighter in the world in the -65 category. She have also proven that she can reach to the top in open weight categories as well being the vice World Champion in 2007 and 3rd in 2015 Moving very smart, and strong techniques makes Misaki Sato – taking many top prizes in All Japan`s Tournaments.
Helga Tòth is one of the young up an coming fighters in the middleweight category. Established herself in the topsheet in Europe, and has medals to prove it. She also won a majority of Open tournaments, and with her explosive, hard-hitting style, there are several fights that are determined before the time is over. Her loss are only to the absolute top elite fighters of the past tournaments, which says that she possess high and not least stable level.
In the heavy weight category, Viviana Chirilia have always been a fighter to follow. Strong fighting style, with brutal power in her techniques.Looking at the European basis, she has reach the podium in the Open Weight tournament as well as in weight category. Also reached the second place in the World Cup 2009.Fought her way to the final in Mazowia MAX 80 in 2014, and even bigger tournaments are waiting later this year..
Rita Pivoriunaite, Lithuania.
One of the most winning fighter in Europe, i the lightweight category. European Champion 2010.2011 and 2013,3rd place in World Cup 2013, and winning the EC in 2015. Besides her great fighting skills, she also holds a top level in Kata. Among the 8th best in the European Championships. Winner 1st KWU European Championship 2016. Also been fighting in the World Tournament, open weight, with good accomplishments.
World Cup winner 2009. aggressive, high pace fighting style. Gridneva brings the fight to her opponents. Even as light weight, she handle with far heavier competitors. 2nd World Cup 2013 Shinkyokushinkai. Also double winner of World Cup IKO3 2006/10 Top 8 fighters in The 10th World Championship, and awarded for best technique,Spirit award World Cup 2005.
Emi Shoguchi, Japan. Visit WKO Youtube for videos
World Champion of the 10th World Championship 2011 and winner of All Japan Open Tournament several times, and All Japan weight divisions championship. Second place World Cup 2013. Fighting larger opponents have not prevented success. In addition to the technical and tactical capacity, she holds tremendous fighter’s heart!
European champion several times, and top world athlete for many years. 2nd place World Cup 2009 June 20th & 21st, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2009, and only few month later she took 4th place in the All Kyokushin World Tournament 2nd, 3rd & 4th October 2009, Budapest, Hungary. Always hardworking and honest will to perform her very best.
She has been one of the strong physical athletes who have fought in the top of the particularly tough heavyweight. Carolien Brix made a strong impression in 2009 when she placed as number three in The 4th World Cup, held June 20th & 21st, St. Petersburg, Russia. Repeating this in the 10th World Championship 2011,Japan
Szepesi Csenge, Hungary. World Champion 2015
Strong with good pace and always in good physical shape. This makes it hard to meet Szepesi Csenge in battle, whether it is early or late in the tournament. World champion in the open Royama WT. 2nd in European championship 2011 (MW) and 2012 (HW) European Champion 2013/14 and 15 (HW) Also in the Open weight EC: 3rd place 2012 and EC Open weight champion 2013.Winning Hungarian Oyama Memorial Cup 2014.
Runner up in the World tournament 2011, and winner of the 4th World Cup 2009 and 2013. Numerous times European champion, and several other titles. Not many can resist her blend of strength and strong technique. Is also a popular instructor at the Kumite camps, summer camps and such. made her last appearance in the World Cup in 2013, at home soil in Lithuania – looking back at about 10 years of fighting at top European level.