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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Dan Gradering NKO

Lørdag 5.desember var utøvere fra Oslo, Finnsnes og Ringerike på plass for å avholde Dan gradering i ledelse av Erik-Anders Helin, leder av faglig råd. Gruppen bestod av godt voksne utøvere fra Finnsnes kk, Ringerike KK og Oslo Shin. At det stod utøvere med 20-30 år i drakta klare for en gradering gjorde settingen spesiell.

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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 )

Eventas Gužauskas, Lithuania
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Polish Open weight 2020

The 21st edition of the Polish Open was held this weekend. The championship was held in Katowice on November 14, 2020, and was supported by almost 70 clubs. We bring you the results of the Open-weight category for women and men, as well as the results in Kata.

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52nd All Japan – Results

Kembu Iriki pulls trough a very tough All Japan Open – Iriki been top three five times, in the last six All Japan Open’s. Includes winning the 48th edition – as he now does in the 52nd edition. This edition really fits the name: ALL JAPAN Open – where one can see top Japanese fighters from organisations and schools – that one in some cases did’t know existed! Two major victories was pulled of this weekend, 1. To face the challenge, organizing a tournament with the covid-19 and AND to manage to gather so many different fighters from different schools.

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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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