As we all know the World Fullcontact Karate Organization will host the first World Championship in Japan next year. The WFKO has systematic grown in the wake of JFKO, which has long been well established. This spring we watched the 5th JFKO All Japan Open tournament – and could confirm top level, top support. The 1st European Fullcontact Karate Championship will as we know be a selection tournament to Japan 2020. But before this, there are also a similar tournament to be held in France 19-21 September. At last we are going into a new phase – and there is a lot of questions regarding to this settings..
Three weeks ago champions of The 5th All Japan Open Fullcontact organisation where crowned. And in the same time top fighters that will represent Japan in the 12th World Open Karate Championship later this year. In other words these top fighters will be facing the best fighters from all over the world – and when we look at the settings for the 5th All Japan Open – the tournament remind us just like the World Championship will be – thinking of the two days of fighting and the number of fights one have to fight – aiming for the top spot.
The 5th All Japan Open Japan Fullcontact Karate Organisation JFKO weight category are now history, and we witness so many good fighters from the land of the raising sun. We have been pointing out the high number of fighters, and the huge support of many different Fullcontact organisations and styles. Now we get the chance to see the very high level these top fighters of the world possesses. And as mention we will see many of the best in the World Championship later this year. And this tournament prove that the JFKO continues to pull in the right direction – improving every time.
After a intense first day it is safe to say that The 5th All Japan Open JFKO tournament keeps a sky high level! With amazingly many very competent fighters in the line up, one really do have have “something extra” Another point is that the categories are so big, that it will give the top fighters a almost similar set up – as the World tournament. Fighting trough two days in categories with 108,82,65 and 48 (men’s division) and 39,29, 8 and 21 (women’s division) And do not forget that the FINAL DAY will be streamed LIVE.
The 1st International Fullcontact Karate Championship, Full contact karate – as it is supposed to be! Ahead of the tournament one could imagine – or hope that the tournament would be an extension from the JFKO All Japan Open, and all ready at that point it would be a very good start. But as we now know, the tournament became a highlight and a display of how the Full Contact Karate are different – but the same..
With over 500 athletes spread over 8 weight classes, one can safely say this is a giant success! Remember, this is a tournament for senior athletes, and with the high number of fighters there will be very strong champions to crown! Of course, Japan is the largest nation, but also a large number of other nations will participate. 96 fighters outside Japan, and a total of 22 nations.