Month: September 2017

Association of Kyokushinkai of Armenia was established

On September 8, a grand and historic event took place in Yeravan, Armenia!

Association Kyokushinkai Armenia

A meeting was with the representatives of the city administration of Yerevan City Hall, five federations of Kyokushinkai Karate and adviser to the Mayor of Yerevan, Mr. Gore Vardanyan, the director of the sports committee of Yerevan, Mr. Granta Yenokyan and the head of the sport department of the Yerevan municipality, Mr. Yuri Mamikonyan.  Continue reading “Association of Kyokushinkai of Armenia was established”

Why Kyokushin Fighters Do Not Punch to the Face

Almost anytime I post a video of a Kyokushin bout

there is one or more people who either make a comment about how it isn’t “realistic” because they don’t punch to the face, or, they ask the question of why they don’t. I decided to do some research and create a post that I could just share anytime those comments or questions come up.
kyokushin fighters not punch face

That being said, I wasn’t able to find a definitive answer, although a lot of speculation and hearsay. I would love to get a clear answer, perhaps from someone in the early days, or someone who asked Sosai Oyama directly. Continue reading “Why Kyokushin Fighters Do Not Punch to the Face”

British Open 2017 – RESULTS

Final results from the 41st British open and the 9th Cup of Europe 2017

British Open 2017 RESULTS

Open Categories:

Womens -60kg
1. Emma Markwell – BKK Westcroft
2. Anna Efremova – IFK Russia (Kirov)
3. Teona Gazdeliani – Rengokai Spain (Satori)
3. Hayley Rowlands – BKK Cardiff Continue reading “British Open 2017 – RESULTS”

Summer Camp IFK Romania Păltiniș 2017 – pictures and video

Summer Camp IFK Romania was held on 25 – 27 August 2017

with special guest Shihan Eddy Gabathuler 7 Dan, Country Representative IFK Switzerland, board member of IFK and big friend of Romanian Kyokushin!

Summer Camp IFK Romania

See here pictures album and short video: Continue reading “Summer Camp IFK Romania Păltiniș 2017 – pictures and video”