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INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS JUNE 29, 2019

On June 29, 2019 at the De La Salle Institute sports hall at 3434 S Michigan Ave in Chicago, Illinois, USA,

the International KWF American Championships took place, attended by about 110 competitors from over a dozen countries including Japan, Canada, Bulgaria, and Poland. As part of the preparations for the championship the day before the championships, the judges were trained.

The opening of the championships was made on behalf of KWF by the secretary-general Andre Drewniak 9 dan. The honorary guests were the Olympic medalist and the 4-fold contender for the title of World Champion in professional boxing Andrzej Gołota and the President of the IFK Michael Monako 7 dan American organization, who also presented prizes. The main referee was Shihan Noriyuki Tanaka 7 dan and judge shushin Miyachi Masaki 4 dan and Dave Muscarella 5 dan. The team competition was won by Japan, second-place USA, third Canada. The official Sayonara at the restaurant ended the tournament.

The championships were positively evaluated by the KWF Board and the local press, which promises the annual organization of the KWF championships in Chicago. Special thanks for organizational and economic help belong to a group focused on the Kanku Club: Paweł Politewicz, Frank Roman, Anton Grasyuk, Magda Drab, Bruno Drab, Ewelina Czeremucha Jasica, Patrycja Pol Kotas, Antoni Zadorozhnyy and other Polish and American friends who devoted your time and financial resources for the organization of this international event. They also supported the organizer of Veroni Inc. and Arrov Trans Corp. The organizer of the championship was the American Kyokushin Federation, whose leader is Shihan Lesław Samitowski 7 dan.

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