With a lot of adrenaline, enthusiasm, and fighting spirit, the karatekas of the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation (BKKF) joined the first camp of the expanded composition of the national teams for men, women, juniors, and youths.
The camp started on April 19 and last until April 22 in Varna, Bulgaria. Its purpose is to prepare the competitors for the upcoming international competitions on the calendar this year.
The training sessions of the athletes were held in the largest center for training fighters in Europe – SENSHI Gym, and are headed by the head coaches of the national teams.
Sensei Zahari Damyanov, Sensei Petar Martinov, and Sensei Alexandra Marinova lead the classes for men and women from the national team of BKKF, as well as for juniors. Sensei Hristo Hristov and Sensei Zhivko Andreev are in charge of the other youth karatekas and their preparations.
During the three-day training camp, there were training sessions of the instructors with Shihan Asen Asenov – a member of the Board of the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation, as well as Iaido classes led by Sensei Hristo Yordanov.
The karatekas also conducted strength and conditioning training, led by Svetoslav Garkov, who is one of the leading coaches of personal and group classes at SENSHI Gym.
The camp finished with a health and weight check for all competitors again at SENSHI Gym, because the idea of building a sports center is to serve to train fighters not only Kyokushin but also kickboxers and all martial artists.
Check out the social media profiles of the BKKF for more pictures and videos from SENSHI Gym and this first camp for Bulgarian karatekas.
The last day of the BKKF camp was used by the coaches to compile individual sports profiles for each fighter. The Japanese Tanita device in SENSHI Gym was used for this purpose. In just a few minutes, it performs precise analysis of 10 body indicators, including body mass index (BMI) and basal metabolic age (BMR). Based on these data, individual profiles of the fighters will be compiled and according to them, they will receive recommendations for future physical activity, diet for more effective preparation, and presentation of competitions.
The next big event at SENSHI Gym will be held in May. Stay tuned for more info soon.