On 04.12.2021 was held a meeting of the Executive Committee of Kyokushin World Union (KWU).
Agenda of the Meeting
1. Report on the work done in 2020 and 2021 by Secretary-General of KWU Shihan Aleksandr Pichkunov
2. Consider introducing kata discipline into the KWU rules.
3. Consider introducing additional weight categories into the KWU rules of the kumite discipline.
4. Consider amending the rules for mandatory protection for women in KWU competitions.
5. Create an official list of KWU judges for the kata discipline.
6. Consider the issue of the possibility of combining weight categories, with an insufficient number of participants in the weight category.
7. Consider the question of the possibility of identifying the winner based on the weighing results in the combined weight categories.
8. Consider the introduction of fights for the 3rd place, in the case of a small number of participants in the weight category.
List of attendees:
1. Shihan David Pickthall (Great Britain) President of International Federation of Karate (IFK)
2. Shihan Antonio Pinero (Spain) President of Kyokushin World Federation (KWF)
3. Shihan Hatsuo Royama (Japan) President of Kyoukushin-kan International (KI)
4. Shihan Aleksandr Pichkunov (Russia) Secretary-General of KWU
5. Polina Sheremeteva (Russia) Secretary of KWU
Introduce the kata discipline into the KWU rules and create the rules for kata competition (Appendix 1).
Add additional weight categories to the KWU rules (Appendix 2).
Change the KWU rules and leave it to the discretion of women in category 18+ to use shin and insteps protectors (Appendix 2).
Create an official list of KWU judges for the kata discipline. (In working process)
Allow the possibility of combining weight categories (no more than 2 weight categories), with an insufficient number of participants in the weight category (Appendix 2).
Allow identifying the winner based on the weighing results in the combined weight categories with a minimum difference in weight of 5 kg (Appendix 2).
Introduce fights for 3rd place, if there are 6 or fewer participants in the weight category (Appendix 2).