KWF National Seminar And Dan test in Poland

On August 28-29, 2020, a KWF Seminar was held in Krakow, with about 60 participants on the first day and nearly 100 participants on the second day. Players from the Czech Republic, Germany, Ukraine, and Japan also participated in the seminar.

Photo Świnoujska Akademia Karate Kyokushin

The seminar was aimed at training center managers and players, plus exams for Kyu and Dan. On the first day, there was a 3-hour Kyu exam in the Polska YMCA hall. The test takers received the Kyu Certificates.

On the second day, there was a warm-up and general development training at MDK Dom Harcerza, conducted by Shihan Janusz Piórkowski. An hour-long specialist training with shields was conducted by Shihan Andrzej Drewniak and kata training by Shihan Bogdan Świątkowski together with the world champion Anna Lisowska. The second training devoted to combating combinations was conducted by World Cup and European Championships medalists: sensei Michał Werner together with sempai Kamil Mastaj.

At the same time, the KWF Examination Committee composed of Shihan, Shihan: A.Drewniak, R. Kopciowki, J. Piórkowski, Z. Niedźwiedź and H. Orzechowski conducted a 2-hour exam of technique and kata. The culmination of the seminar was an hour-long Kumite, secured with helmets and fists. At the end of the exams, the participants of the exams received Certificates of the exam for Dan. The medical care was provided for 2 days by the National Team doctor Krzysztof Mawlichanów.

During the break between the training, a meeting was held with the participation of nearly 40 managers of the centers where the most important problems of PZK and the Kyokushin environment were discussed, as well as the schedule of events in 2020. President Maciej Sokołowski presented the Dan Grade Verification program in the context of obligations to the Ministry of Sport and Tourism. 25 center managers attended the Avanti restaurant in Sayonara.