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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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 )

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…back in the days..

These days, many old video clips are popping up. No wonder, since not much new is coming. Covid-19 has put the brakes on when it comes to championships. The joy will be great when the time is right to reopen this activity. Until then, we can have fun with old clips – of our role models and heroes – which also give an enormous amount of joy! We have collected some clips of European fighters, Dimitrov (97), Wallmen (?), Trampov (95), Imbras (00), Stefanovics (02) ,Najduch (95) Popov (03)

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Gradering i Romania

Når det ikke er mulig å fighte rundt om i verden pga Covid-19, ser man etter andre utfordriner. Fredag 16. oktober gjennomførte og bestod Marleen Gregusson fight-delen på sin 2.dan gradering. En fight-del som ble bestått på et betydelig nivå. Artikkelen tar for seg prestasjonen i seg selv, og litt om selve opplegget, tanken bak graderingsfight.

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Yusaku Watanabe, Japan

Educated by the legendary Tsukamoto – explosive and agile as a lightweight, razor-sharp timing, all backed by tremendous force. Yasaku Watanabe maintains a significantly high level, and it will always be interesting to see what comes out of this fighter. It is also amazing to see what quality Watanabe has, when he reads his opponents, and perform counterattacks on their attacks.

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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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Fights of the year 2019 – Inspirations..

Rahim Kamali / Iran

Through a jungle of tournaments and championships, it becomes natural to separate some from each other. With such a diversity – but still with the same titles – one needs some insight. And one must admit that it is a bit special to see athletes attend in 3-4 World Championships in one and the same session. But there has never been so many European Championships/cup, World Championships/cups as now. As a result of this many tournaments struggle to fill their categories. Some many skilled athletes and competitors with unbelievable hard work.

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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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Brigita Gustaitytė, Lithuania

Brigita Gustaitytė, Lithuania. Winner of many Open tournaments as Swedish Open, Caucasus Open,Memorial Branko Bošnjak and more – and almost always reaching the podium. Lately started to climb in at the Shin European Championship podium as well. This was the first EC Shin medal, 2nd in the EC 2019. Later in 2019 she went all the way in the KWU World Championship, and became the world champion. Earlier in KWU she also made it to the final inn 2015 – and became the vice champion in the 2nd KWU World Championship.

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Dimitrov vs Mazur

During this year’s World Championship we saw another fight between two incredible athletes. It was as known, not the first time they met on the mat. And it was no coincidence that they would meet at this point in the tournament. We all know from previous matches how hard they have been and how much they cost to the athletes. We’ve gathered Dimitrov vs Mazur fights – do you know how many times they’ve met?

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