This is the most attractive period regarding to summer-camps across Europe. Some have all ready held their camp, some right now – and of course it is also camps to comme. The support of the summer-camps has been huge! What is it that triggers so many to participate? We have picked up some feed back, and as always one could say, it`s not one main factor, but several that makes it so attractive…
The practical use of Karate has and will always be discussed. And this topic will naturally be a case outside, as well as inside the Karate family. In the summer we do often see a lot of festivals and shows, where musicians and bands entertain huge crowds of people. This will be our first stop to collect some exemplars of the practical use of the elements of karate. It is all about finding the summer rhythm..
Shinkyokushin Kazakhstan organized the 6th World Championship in weight categories a year ago. Not only organizing a great event, they did also enter the podium with many of their top fighters. This summer some of their fighters competed in the Asian Open Championship 2018 – and once again…
Karate Dream Festival 2018 International Championship-Tournament! This year with over 3000 participants! The pattern continues to be the same as we have seen lately – WKO Shinkyokushinkai continues to systematically build up grate events in different format to different “use” With over 3000 karatekas – it can only be a Karate Dream!
JFKO continues to share videos from The 1st International Fullcontact Karate Championship, and the quarterfinals from the heaviest category attracts our attention. The level among the fighters is very high, and at this stage they had fought 3 or 2 fights.
Kembu Iriki (Japan) vs Maciej Mazur (Poland)
Kosei Ochiai (Japan) vs Shin Kameyama (Japan)
Kazuya Yamamoto (Japan) vs Edgard Secinski (Lithuania)
Ilya Yakovlev (Kazakhstan) vs Yuji Shimamoto (Japan)
EUROPEAN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
FOR U16, U21 AND ADULTS OPEN KATA & KUMITE
23-25th NOVEMBER 2018. – ICE PALACE – BUDAPEST- HUNGARY
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..
The European Championship Shinkyokushinkai 2018 are history, winners are crowned and memories are captured. Poland guided safely all trough the event, and ensured all that the World Championship in Weight Categories will be taken care of – if someone ever doubted! Shin-EC 2018 made a very strong statement adding more categories and not only keeping the level of fighting but even raise it as well. Transition from U-22 into the seniors are well proven, the weighing of champions and merited fighters from all across Europe are well pointed out. – and yes, Dimitrov is back!
Diana Mačiūtė, Lithuania
Top performer from one of the strongest nations, and a complete athlete with top skills in fight as well as Kata. Been top three for many years in the European Championship region, European Champion and winner of several Open tournaments. Strong with good impact in her techniques, and ended fights before full time more than one time. Became the kwu World Champion in 2017, and this spring 3rd place in Kata in the European Shinkyokushin Championship.
This week, the European Championship Shinkyokushin will be held in Poland! As mention before, adding new categories has not only increased the number of athletes in the tournament – but we are looking forward to some new match up between fighters that has been in separate categories previous years. Some of the strong profiles are retired, but we are also very happy to see the next generation really steps up! And of course some “immortal” are still going strong!