European Championship 2021 – Shinkyokushin 26 & 27 June.

Once again the EC are up on the schedule, and as all know, the EC are a qualifying tournament to the World Championship in 2022. Deadline for booking (hotel,travel) registration, must of course be in good time in relation to the event itself – one have to see this as a big challenge. Some countries – as we speak, can not even come their Dojo’s to train, due to the Covid-19 restrictions set by the authorities.We are filled with enthusiasm – but also many questions.

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Fights of the year 2020 – Men

This year compare to last year, has been really a big contrast. due to the pandemic that has – and still are, a huge challenge for us all – and looking back at 2019, with several major tournaments, 12th World Championship(s) to top it all. Championships of any kind are not more important than life itself, and it has to come in that order. Well some great tournaments did go trough in 2020 – and we will take a closer look at some of them,and maybe some new faces to see..

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Fights of the year 2020 – Women

As always, we are impressed looking at the full-contact fighters that enter the tatami over and over again. But this year, due to the pandemic that has – and still are, a huge challenge for us all. Championships of any kind are not more important than life itself, and it has to come in that order. Well some great tournaments did go trough – and we will take a closer look at some of them – women’s first.

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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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Dan Gradering NKO

Lørdag 5.desember var utøvere fra Oslo, Finnsnes og Ringerike på plass for å avholde Dan gradering i ledelse av Erik-Anders Helin, leder av faglig råd. Gruppen bestod av godt voksne utøvere fra Finnsnes kk, Ringerike KK og Oslo Shin. At det stod utøvere med 20-30 år i drakta klare for en gradering gjorde settingen spesiell.

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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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