KWUCHAMP 2017 in numbers and our special guests

242 fighters from 48 countries will take a part in the 3rd KWU World championship

among men and women in weight categories on 9-10 December 2017 Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Our Special guest:

⦁ Romas Vitkauskas
VICE-PRESIDENT OF WKO Europe

⦁ Koen Scharrenberg
VICE -PRESIDENT OF WKO

⦁ David Pickthall
IFK VICE-PRESIDENT

⦁ Ivo Kamenov
PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE OF KWU

⦁ Yuri Trutnev
SUPREME JUDGE
CO-CHAIRMAN OF KWU

⦁ Hatsuo Royama
PRESIDENT OF KI

⦁ Antonio Pinero
PRESIDENT OF KWF

⦁ Andre Drewniak
KWF GENERAL SECRETARY

⦁ Andrey Alshevskikh
STATE DUMA DEPUTY OF RUSSIA

⦁ Mikhail Slipenchuk
MEMBER OF THE PRESIDIUM OF RKA

⦁ Viktor Fomin
International Federation of Karate (RUSSIA)

⦁ Alexandr Tanyushkin
MEMBER OF THE PRESIDIUM OF RKA

⦁ Yuri Shabanov
MEMBER OF THE PRESIDIUM OF RKA

LEONID RAPOPORT
MINISTER OF PHYSICAL CULTURE AND SPORTS OF THE SVERDLOVSK REGION

Arkady Chernetsky
Senator of the Federation Council from the Sverdlovsk region

Igor Petrukhin
RUSSIAN KYOKUSHINKAI ASSOCIATION

Evgeny Kuyvashev
GOVERNOR OF SVERDLOVSK REGION

IGOR ALTUSHKIN
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russian Copper Company

Alexey Gorbylev
KYOKUSHIN-KAN KARATE ORGANIZATION (RKA)

BORIS GRISHIN
Director of the Department of State Policy in the Sphere of Sport and International Cooperation

Sergey Suvorov
GENERAL SEСRETARY OF KWU

SERGEY CHEPIKOV
Olympic gold medalist biathlon

aleksandr tibulevich
assistant of PRESIDENT OF KI

Aleksandr Alimov
RUSSIAN KYOKUSHINKAI ASSOCIATION

Hennie Bossman
COUNRTY REPRESENTATIVE OF KI SOUTH AFRICA

About tournament:

The most experienced athlete in women division is Diana Maciute from Lithuania, she is 37 years old and she is holder of the 4th dan – this is the highest degree among all women participants.
In this tournament, 8 medal winners from the previous KWU World Championships take part.
The most titled KWU sportswoman Anzhelika Sabayeva has twice won the KWU World Championships, and she is the only competitor who has a chance to win the third gold in a row.
Emma Markwell became two-time silver medalist. Aneta Meskauskiene has silver and bronze awards.
A Russian athlete Maria Panova has a silver award of the 1st World Championship.
Bronze medals are kept by four other athletes who will also participate in the 2017 World Championship.

About our Male fighters: 146 fighters are holders of black belts and among them are two shihans (6th and 5th dan), 28 senseis (4th and 3rd dan), 51 possesses 2nd dan, and 65 competitors have 1st dan.
The youngest participant of the Championship among men is Sayes Mohammed Amine from Tunisia, in the summer he turned 18 years old. The oldest competitor of the tournament will be the Swedish shihan Denito Brandon (6th Dan), he will be 55 years old on the day of the tournament.
In the list of participants there are 15 prizewinners of the previous KWU World Championships. Four of them have already won the Championship: Artur Arushanian, Farid Kasumov, Merey Suyunov and Vasily Samadurov. Besides Farid Kasumov, who distinguished himself at the 1st KWU World Championships, all others are acting champions.
Two-time prize-winners of the Championships were Alexander Komanov from Bulgaria, who won silver twice (and in different weight classes) and the famous Spanish competitor Pablo Estensoro, a two-time bronze medalist.