2010 EC Shinkyokushin, Spain

Time fly, and ten years goes fast. European Championship Shinkyokushin was held in Spain, Logroño 4th – 5th June. Looking back, the level of top fighters attending in this edition was amazing. If we take the winners from both divisions, women and men, the champions was not only the best in Europe – but some of the best in the world! Look back, videos and full draw to find..

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Mazovia MAX 80 – Back in 2014

It seems naturally to follow up the last article – MAX 70, and continue with the MAX 80, held some years later. This time, as the tittle describes, we had the pleasure to watch the middleweight fighters of Europe go up against each other. Like 2011, a very competent women division – even harder competed i an Open-weight category. Once again the Tomasz Basiak Shinkyokushin Team held a fully professional event!

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Kyokushin Open Norway results & report

Once again, one of the northernmost Full Contact tournaments was held – Bergen, Norway. The event is top class from the organizer, and for almost twenty years the Bergen Karate Club has served this yearly. This year’s event brought together athletes from Poland, Sweden and the whole of Norway.

Pictures by Svein Olaf Bennæs
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NKO i Stora Höga – Sverige

Stora Höga Open, Sverige er tradisjon for NKO klubber. Dette stevet er drøyt 3 timer unna med bil, fin tid på året, til en veldig akseptabel kostnad. I tillegg til dette er det også særdeles godt tilpasset bredden – et lavterskel tilbud. Annen inndeling ift alder på jr, og det eller beste det er en «minimum to kamper garanti» Her får man Champagne & kaviar til pølse & Cola pris. I år var det utøvere fra Egersund, Færder, Ringerike, Horten og Oslo. Barn – ungdom til senior fullkontakt utøvere hadde NKO på plass.

Odd Karsten / Oslo Shin
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EFKO fighters ready for Japan

The 1st EFKO European Championship are history, the result well known, and 8 fighters – 4 women and 4 men are ready for the WFKO tournament i Osaka, Japan in May including the rest of the team from previous qualify. Many entertaining good fights was seen trough the 2 day tournaments – a short summary would be that favorites did as expected – and some new faces came trough the surface. The team behind the tournament has been working hard to make it happen, but as mention in the pre-article for the tournament, this was not necessary the easy task to complete.

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Fights of the year 2019 – Women

As in the previous article we will look at some of the fights held in 2019. One more year have come to and end, many strong achievements tons of fights, tournaments and championships. It shouldn’t be necessary to mention, but the level in total increases, and it will continue to do so if the circumstances are right, and if conditions are adequately organized. Many really impressing fights – and we have some more here..

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Lyudmila Ustyugova, Kazakhstan

Lyudmila Ustyugova, one of Kazakhstan’s many good fighters. World Champion in 2018, KWF. World Champion in 2019 this time in KWU. Improving her her result from 2017 when she came in on 3rd place. 2017 was a very noticeable year, reaching the final in the 6th World Championship weight categories WKO. The only non Japanese entering the podium. A real statement knocking down 3 time All Japan Champion Kikukawa in the semifinal and entering the upper level of lightweight fighters of the world.

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