In the world of Kyokushinkai there are many incredibly good performers. They are among the elite absolute are often profiled everywhere. Here we try to get to know even more practitioners of the hard-working Karateka. And who knows who’s on top of the podium next time? This is Shinkyokushin video gallery   …more to come..

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Monika Zielińska / Poland, really set focus on a extraordinary fighter. Who else can overpower three World Champion in the one and same tournament?  Taking the European Championship tittle i 2018 – moving up i the heaviest category with stiff competition more tittles and being the best fighter of the tournament as well.

Lili Mező / Hungary, took the European Podium with storm. Into the senior categories in 2019, challenging not only strong fighters, but even taking on the absolute top fighters of Europe…

Ivanka Deleva, Bulgaria (Popova) entered the European Championship podium back in 2017, in a very hard category. Working hers way upward in the European Championships, into the 2nd place the year after – and later same year, 2018 – the first EC tittle is a fact – in the open-weight category. 2nd Open-weight tittle in 2022, been the weight category EC champion in 2021 as well

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. 2018-3rd place in Kata in the European Shinkyokushin Championship.

Brigita Gustaitytė, Lithuania. Winner of many tournaments as Swedish 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.

Bursting into the 11th World Championship final being only 16 years – Juri Minamihara / Japan, becomes a Fullcontact karate star over the night. Being the runner up at this WT was only the start.

Sara Hägge, Sweden. An excellent example of what it means to never give up in order to reach one’s goals. Many times received The spirit Award for her huge fighting-heart.

Inga Mikštaitė, Lithuania One of most decorated (if not the most decorated) active fighter in Europa. Mikštaitė has been the superior fighter in the middleweight division, and holds 8 European Championship titles (WKO)

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.

Marta Lubos , Poland.A highly technical performer, who always performs well in competitions. Very tournament active, and her frequent appearances are noticed by many.Also getting special awards, has been seen more than one time..

Agata (Kaliciak) Winiarska, Poland. Multiply Polish champion, and among the best female fighters in the heavyweight category in Europe. Good all round fighting style with strong punching and punishing Mae geri`s,has been some of the skills that has brought the Polish fighter on the EC podium several times.

  • IFK World Champion 2017
  • KWU World Champion 2017
  • KWU European Champion 2016
  • WKO EC Champion 2019

Zsófia Szabó, Hungary. (Retired) Working her way up in the European Championship ranks, and taking the tittle, 2016/17. Szabó has been one of the stable practitioners in the lighter divisions. Possesses that many misses in that division, sharp techniques that ends in Wazari or Ippon.

Misaki Sato, Japan. (Retired) Name one female fighter that have manage to win three World weight championship + one 2nd place. That alone will give us a idea out how skilled this fighter is.

Nozomi Kanemitsu, Japan. (Retired) Winner of the 3rd World Cup 2005,and runner up in the 4th World Cup 2009, Nozomi Kanemitsu have been one of the absolute top fighters in the light weight category.

Viviana Alexandra Chirilia, Romania. (Retired) In the heavy weight category, Viviana Chirilia have always been a fighter to follow. Strong fighting style, with brutal power in her techniques.

Rita Pivoriunaite, Lithuania. (Retired) One of the most winning fighter in Europe, in the lightweight category. European Champion 2010.2011 and 2013,3rd place in World Cup 2013, and winning the EC in 2015.

Emi Shoguchi, Japan. (Retired) World Champion of the 10th World Championship 2011 and winner of All Japan Open Tournament several times, and All Japan weight divisions championship. Second place World Weight Championship 2013..

Edit Abraham, Hungary. (Retired) European champion several times, and top world athlete for many years. 2nd place World Cup 2009 June 20th & 21st, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2009, and only few month later she took 4th place in the All Kyokushin World Tournament 2nd, 3rd & 4th October 2009, Budapest, Hungary. Always hardworking and honest will to perform her very best.

Szepesi Csenge, Hungary (Retired) Strong with good pace and always in good physical shape. World champion in the open Royama WT. 2nd in European championship 2011 (MW) and 2012 (HW) European Champion 2013/14 and 15 (HW) Also in the Open weight EC: 3rd place 2012 and EC Open weight champion 2013.Winning Hungarian Oyama Memorial Cup 2014. World Champion 2015 WKO. Winning the IFK British Open in 2016

Margarita Ciuplyte, Lithuania. Runner up in the World tournament 2011, and winner of the 4th World Cup 2009/13. Numerous times European champion, and several other titles. Not many can resist her blend of strength and strong technique. Is also a popular instructor at several camp and seminars.  Made her last appearance in the World Cup in 2013, at home soil in Lithuania – looking back at about 10 years of fighting at top European level.


Isis Pinilla, Spain. 2-times European Champion, 2008 and 2009. A good all round Shinkyokushin athlete, in Kumite and in Kata. Represented Spain in the 10th World Championship in Japan 2011.Known for strong spirit and have been awarded for that. Been on the European Championship podium for the last years, 3rd place in 2011,12,13 and 15 and runner up in the 2016 EC. Also representing Spain in the 11th World Championship in Japan, 2015.