Category: Interesting

Emma Markwell – Kyokushin, Muay Thai and the future

Things we want to know about Emma Markwell and her honest answers:

Emma Markwell

Fighting does not seem to be a lady’s thing, does it? Why did you choose karate? And why such a brutal one, like Kyokushin?
I have never really considered that some sports are for men and some are for women. I like fighting; it is a sport that can be for everyone – big or small, male or female. You can be fit, strong and skillful, whatever your gender and whatever your weight. Continue reading “Emma Markwell – Kyokushin, Muay Thai and the future”

Risks of Repetitive Head Impact in Full-Contact Karate

The Martial way.com published article that answer Why Kyokushin Fighters Do Not Punch to the Face

Risks repetitive Head Impact Full-Contact Karate

I recently published an article on Why Kyokushin Fighters Do Not Punch to the Face. It received a lot of feedback! Many people were favoring punching to the head, with the argument that it’s the only way to train realistically, and that Kyokushin sport fighters are ill prepared because of this. Continue reading “Risks of Repetitive Head Impact in Full-Contact Karate”

Vasily Samadurov – looking ahead to the world title

Things we want to know about Vasily Samadurov and his honest answers:

Vasily Samadurov

For how long have you been practicing Kyokushin?

I have been practicing Kyokushin for 18 years already. Continue reading “Vasily Samadurov – looking ahead to the world title”

Daniel Redondo – karate and life before KWUCHAMP 2017

Things we want to know about Daniel Redondo and his honest answers:

Daniel, why did not you participate in the first two KWU Championships? You have been participating in the competitions on a high level for a long time, haven’t you?

I could not participate in the first events of KWU, since I belong to the Rengokai organisation, in which I did not have a place in my weight. Continue reading “Daniel Redondo – karate and life before KWUCHAMP 2017”

Farid Kasumov – fighter of the Russian national team in the weight category under 60 kg

Things we want to know about Farid and his honest answers:

In 2012 you became the World Champion in Kyokushin in the weight category under 65 kg., now you were selected for the World Championship in the weight category under 60 kg. Was it easy to change a category?

Farid Kasumov

To be honest, I had never been loosing so much weight before, and I was forced to approach it gradually. At first, I was losing weight till I was 65 kg., because I was taking part in Hand-to-Hand-Fighting competitions. Continue reading “Farid Kasumov – fighter of the Russian national team in the weight category under 60 kg”