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KWUCAMP 2020: fourth training day briefly and final countdown to Senshi 6

The 14th annual KWU Summer Camp taking place this week in Kamchiya, Bulgaria. The international camp is by far the biggest event in the world of Karate Kyokushin in the last 13 years. This year more than 600 participants from 14 countries take a part. 

The 2020 KWU Summer Camp include KWU International Professional League training sessions conducted under the guidance of Shihan Aleksandr Pichkunov (5 dan), Shihan Marin Mitev (6 dan) and Shihan Ivo Kamenov (6 dan) – Chairman of the KWU International Professional League and Chairman of Bulgaria’s National martial arts association. The sixth edition of the SENSHI fight night will take place on Friday (21.08), while the degree promotion exams will take place the very next day from 8 to 12 a.m.

Also, there is held Iaido training sessions – an ancient martial art that is incorporated and represented every year at the KWU International Summer camp.

The remaining instructors of the camp that will be taking part in the 2020 KWU Summer Camp are Shihan Asen Asenov (6 dan), Shihan Ramil Gabbasov (5 dan), Sensei Zahari Damyanov (4 dan).

Once again, special guests of the KWU International Professional League seminar are the kickboxing legends Semmy Schilt, Peter Aerts, and Ernesto Hoost.

As part of the 14th KWU International Summer Camp was held the KWU Youth World Cup (18-21 y.o.), which is the successor of the International Varna Cup, held since 2017. The first international tournament Varna Cup was held in 2017 and was a success. Due to the great interest and increasing number of participating countries, in 2019 the format changed to the World Cup for young karate talents.

KWU World Youth Cup (18-21 y.o.) was held in openweight category for males and females. Each winner received a medal, a cup, a diploma, and a financial award. Male division with 20 participants: 1st place 3000 euros, 2nd place 2000 euros and 2 third places 1000 euros each; Respectively for Female division with 11 participants: 1st place 2000 euros,2nd place 1500 euros and 2 third places 1000 euros each.

After contested and interesting bouts – 4 bouts to the final in the male division and 3 battles to the final in women division, the winners are Yuriy Rusin (Ukraine) and Valeriya Lozanova (Bulgaria).


The 4th training day was filled again with very interesting training sessions and of course, with the final countdown to the SENSHI 6 gala night, which will be held on 21.08 (Friday). 

SENSHI 6 weigh-in results

The group of Instructors and Senseis was led by Shihan Ramil Gabbasov, who presents information and training in an interesting and different way. We are sure that all instructors will look other at full-contact karate from now on and how they teach their students. We definitely can learn something new from Shihan Gabbasov. 

The Kickboxing stars Semmy Schilt, Peter Aerts, and Ernesto Hoost gave themselves 110% and proved their class again. 

Shihan Asen Asenov, Sensei Tihomir Atanasov, Sensei Stoyan Dimov conducted a final check on the level of the karatekas who will be taking the dan exam.

The group of fighters was again totally exhausted from the training with instructors Shihan Aleksandr Pichkunov, Sensei Sergey Plekhanov, Sensei Zahari Damyanov, Sensei Petar Martinov and special participation of Sensei Jan Soukup. 

We are looking forward to Friday night when we will be witnesses to the sixth edition of SENSHI – one of the fastest-growing and popular international fight night organizations. 

Special guests for the event will be the legendary K-1 Heavyweight Champions who are also instructors at the KWU International Professional League Seminars –Ernesto Hoost, Peter Aerts, Semmy Schilt.  Тhe Chairman of KWU International Professional League and head of the National combat sports association in Bulgaria Shihan Ivo Kamenov (6th degree) and the General Secretary of KWU Aleksandr Pichkunov (5th degree will also be attending the event. Another special guest is the Czech Kyokuahin and Kickboxing superstar Jan Sokoup who is a European champion, a silver medalist from World Absolute Championship, and winner of the “All Japan” tournament. 

Fight Card

Find out everything around the fight spectacle SENSHI on our website or the official website of the organization – senshi.com and in the social media profiles –  facebook.com/senshigala and www.instagram.com/senshi.gala.

You can watch SENSHI 6 free on Boec.COM, Boec.BG, the American online broadcaster FITE TV, or Bulgarian TV channel Max Sport, and of course here on our website: kwunion.com 

Media partners of SENSHI 6 are Bulgaria ON AIR, Boec.BG, Boec.COM, FITE.TV, Topsport.bg, Webcafe.bg, Gol.bg, kwunion.com, Rsbi.ru, Kyokushinkarate.news


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