13th and 14th April 2019, the European Championship Shinkyokushinkai will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Lithuanian organization always organize top notch tournaments – as it will be this time! First set of info are out – and as we know preparation at all levels are in progress.
On behalf of the EKO Technical Committee and the EKO Referee Committee, I would like to invite you and your members to take part in the EKO Black Belt Seminar and the EKO Referee Course on 1-3 March 2019 in the “DOJO STARA WIES”.
Special guests will be President EKO Koen Scharrenberg and the legend of world karate shihan Brian Fitkin and other European instructors.
President of PFKS
The annual New Year’s training is completed. The training was led by WKO Shinkyokushinkai its own president, Midori Kenji Shihan 8.Dan. During the training top Shinkyokushinkai Karatekas preformed demonstration at top level with Kata and Kumite. Midori Kenji Shihan led the Kihon session before a Kumite demonstration by World Champion Yuji Shimamoto and runner up from the 50th All Japan Open Kazuya Yamamoto. Picture from WKO Shinkyokushinkai official Facebook
With great tradition and history: the Danish Open are back on the calendar! The tournament are held every other year, opposite year of the Swedish Open. However it was not held in 2017 when the Danish organisation was the host of the European Championship.
The tournament has been presenting fighters with top European merits, and the Danish organisation always present their strongest team!And as we have seen before – this could be last tournament before the World Championship for many of the top fighters!
The traditional Shinkyokushin Tournament, held in Croatia every year releases the date for the 24th edition in 2019 – 5th October. Documents, guidelines and info..(note not official poster)
As in the previous article we will look at some of the finals held in 2018. This time it is directed against women classes and some of the athletes who have been prominent there. As in the men’s division, unfortunately we could not get as many we wish. World Championships and European Championships – just a little peak “top of the iceberg” after a very active year in every possible way. (Photos by Chalita ⇓ )
We have witnessed an incredibly strong year when it comes to athletic performance. A good mix of unexpected and expected results has been seen, and there is no doubt that developments in full contact Karate are moving on.
On general basis,the most of us have lost count of different kind of world championships,countless EC’s etc, and it continues to pop up. But no doubt that those who focus on the right things, in the right order with patience, keeps stability, develops and grows.
Looking forward into 2019, one can only wait with excitements to follow the further development of full contact Karate!
Kokoro Cup 2018 will set a worthwhile sentence on an extremely strong 2018, where a number of significant tournaments have been held. We are still hearing the echo of Open-weight EC in Hungary, and with some of the main players from this EC – who meet Japanese fighters in Poland this upcoming weekend – as said, this will be the last Kaboom for this year!!
A national contest between Japan and Poland, with five fights lined up. A little different set up as we are used to see in the Kokoro Cup – no not less interesting!
The event will be streamed LIVE!
This Internationale seminar will be held 21st to 23rd of June, 2019. Non can afford to miss the opportunity to train and learn from the absolute best fighter, more current than ever, in light of his incredible strong achievement in the Shinkyokushin European Championship Open-weight now in November, where he outmaneuvered Europe’s top fighters.
21st – 23rd of June, 2019, France.