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Kyokushin World Union – KWU meeting decisions

On April 4 in Moscow, Russia was held meeting of leaders of KWU

Issues of KWU development and international cooperation were discussed. Also, a report of KWU General Secretary on preparation to holding the 3rd KWU World Championship in weight categories was presented.

kwu meeting decisions

Here are decisions that was made: Continue reading “Kyokushin World Union – KWU meeting decisions”

Seven times down, eight times up! Japanese good luck charms!

When passing through a Japanese run shop, business or restaurant you might have caught a glimpse of a small and oddly egg shaped doll. Mostly red in color and painted with a stern but vivid face on it and quite often depicted with one eye only willfully glaring at you.

They are called Daruma dolls and are not to be feared! These traditional talisman are not there to entice respect of the bespoke establishment or cast away evil spirits but have their roots in ancient Buddhism and are often seen as a symbol of good luck, encouragement and perseverance towards a set goal. This makes them perfect souvenirs and presents for all kinds of occasions that require your tenacity or as the Japanese would say “ganbatte” spirit! Continue reading “Seven times down, eight times up! Japanese good luck charms!”

KWU at WKO European championship Denmark 2017

WKO Shinkyokushinkai European championship

was held on April 8-9th, 2017 in Roskilde, Denmark.

Kyokushin World Union – KWU General Secretary Mr. Sergey Suvorov was there as an official guest of organizers from Kyokushin Denmark and WKO.

KWU General Secretary Mr. Sergey Suvorov and WKO Shinkyokushinkai President Shihan Kenji Midori

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KWUCHAMP: Daruma – the Japanese wish doll

The Daruma doll (達磨 daruma),

is a hollow, round, Japanese traditional doll modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen sect of Buddhism.

daruma Japanese traditional doll

These dolls, though typically red and depicting a bearded man, vary greatly in color and design depending on region and artist. Though considered an omocha, meaning toy, by some, Daruma has a design that is rich in symbolism and is regarded more as a talisman of good luck to the Japanese. Daruma dolls are seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck, making them a popular gift of encouragement.  Continue reading “KWUCHAMP: Daruma – the Japanese wish doll”