On August 19, 2021, a press conference was held in Krakow, the subject of which was to disclose information to the public about The KWF Kyokushin Karate World Championship which will be held on November 19-20, 2021. at TAURON Arena Kraków. The main organizer of this unique event is Małopolska Region Karate Association (MOZK), which acts under the authority in this regard Polish Karate Association (PZK) and the Kyokushin World Federation (KWF).
The conference was attended by representatives of the KWF and PZK authorities: Shihan Antonio Pinero (9th Dan) – President of Kyokushin World Federation, Shihan Andrzej Drewniak (9th Dan) – Secretary-General of the Kyokushin World Federation, Vice President of the Polish Karate Association. Mr. Grzegorz Furgał, representing the strategic sponsor of the championship, was present, which is TAURON Polska Energia S.A. On behalf of MOZK, was present Shihan Robert Kopciowski (5th Dan) – President of MOZK and Sensei Arkadiusz Sukiennik (4th Dan) – Secretary MOZK, Organizational Director of the Kyokushin Karate World Championships – Krakow 2021. Awarded players of YMCA Kraków, preparing for the event, also participated in the conference participation in the championship: Sensei Michał Werner (3rd Dan), Sempai Anna Lisowska (2nd Dan), Sempai Anna Świątkowska (2nd Dan) and Sempai Szymon Świątkowski (2nd Dan). Before the beginning of the substantive part of the conference, the players of YMCA Kraków performed a spectacular show that included elements of kata, kumite, and tameshiwari. After the show, at the beginning of the conference, it was emphasized that never in the history of Karate Kyokushin competitions of this rank were not held in Poland, or even in Europe. It was mostly a domain of Japan. This year, for the first time in history, in the heart of Europe, in the royal city of Krakow We hope to host the best karate players from around the world to compete for the title of World Champion.
During the conference, the key role of the Małopolska Region as a partner has emphasized the main championship and Witold Kozłowski – Marshal of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, which took the honorary patronage over the Kyokushin World Karate Championships – Krakow 2021. It was also announced to the public that it is the strategic sponsor of the championship TAURON Polska Energia S.A. Other partners who support today the championships are organized by: Skawina Commune, Krakow hotels: DoubleTree by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton and Firma JONIEC, ARKA Kancelaria Księgowo-Podatkowa. The gathered representatives of the media were informed about the preparations for the championship, plans for their course and organization, including sports competition during the championship will be held in kata and kumite competitions, in 46 age categories and that the organizers expect him to take part in the championship up to 500 competitors from all over the world. The preliminary program of the competition was presented, which in addition to sports competition, it provides attractive martial arts demonstrations – to be performed the best karate fighters, hand-to-hand combat demonstrations by the soldiers of the 21st Rifle Brigade Podhalański and artistic shows, including the participation of the Orchestra Representative of the Carpathian Border Guard Unit.
During the conference, the first official spot promoting the World Cup was presented Karate Kyokushin – Krakow 2021, and the official logo and graphics of the championship.