Kyokushin-kan Bulgaria: The Golden girls from the 5th Youth KWUCHAMP 2016

Monika Dimitrova, Valeria Lozanova and Lubomira Nikolova are golden girls

of Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation (BKKF). Winners from the 5th KWU World Open Kyokushin karate championship for juniors, held in Varna, Bulgaria.

The girls defeated their opponents in the age group 16-17 years old.

“The competition was very forceful, one of the toughest in which we competed. There was great competitors from Russia and Japan, and especially the finals, our finals were really heavy too” shared champions.

Monika Dimitrova, who had final against competitor from Russia, said that the most difficult moment for her was the beginning of the fight: Continue reading “Kyokushin-kan Bulgaria: The Golden girls from the 5th Youth KWUCHAMP 2016”

The 5th Youth KWUCHAMP: Special prizes for Spirit and Technique

The 5th KWU Kyokushin Open World championship

was held on December 3-4 in the beautiful Black sea city of Varna, Bulgaria. We were blessed with good winter weather and a beautiful fights on both days at Palace of Culture and Sport.

As each Kyokushin championship, after all fights we have special prizes for Fighting Spirit and the Best technique. For young karatekas there is no tameshiwari, so this award is missing. Our judges dealt with the judgment very well and their last decisions of this championship were this 4 special awards:

For Fighting Spirit:

Ioannis Pyrgas (Greece) (Boys 16-17 +75)
and
Lyubomira Nikolova (Bulgaria) (Girls 16-17 -60)

For Best technique: Continue reading “The 5th Youth KWUCHAMP: Special prizes for Spirit and Technique”

2-times World Champion Shihan Makoto Nakamura left IKO

Shihan Makoto Nakamura, winner of the 2nd and 3rd Absolute Kyokushin World Championship,

on December 4, 2016 he wrote on his official website a letter of withdrawal from the IKO.

We will not comment on the situation, here is the original letter from “heavy tank” Makoto Nakamura Shihan. Continue reading “2-times World Champion Shihan Makoto Nakamura left IKO”

Kyokushin-kan Japan NEWS

Kyokushin-kan Japan Honbu published news on their website:

We made a lease contract of Sohonbu building, and we have started training at our new Honbu dojo since December 5th.

In November 25th and 26th, 2017, KWU World Karate Championship (Organizer: KWU) will be held at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Kyokushin-kan will support for this big event with our utmost efforts.

We seek candidates of new Branch Chiefs for improvement of our organization.

3rd KWUCHAMP Tokyo 2017

(not official poster)

 

Award ceremony of the 5th KWUCHAMP 2016 – pictures

The 5th KWU Kyokushin Open World championship

took place in Varna, Bulgaria on December 3-4, in beautiful Palace of culture and sport.

666 fighters from 33 countries fought for 32 sets of medals in 3 age groups – 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17 y.o. The tournament was not easy for all, the level of fighting, as compared to the previous Youth World Championship, has grown considerably. Those girls and boys who won the right to heard the anthem of their country are a real strong future of Kyokushin karate. Continue reading “Award ceremony of the 5th KWUCHAMP 2016 – pictures”