1st Asian Open Championship – Day 1

The 1st Asian Open Championship

on kyokushin karate among  youths, juniors, girls, men and women is held from 21 to 23 April 2017 in the “Daulet” Sports Club, Astana, Kazakhstan.
1st Asian open

Integrated control over preparation and running of the 1st Asian open tournament is done by the “Kyokushin Karate Federation of the RoK” (KWF) RUA (Republican Public Association) and Astana Subsidiary of the Republican Federation of kyokushin karate, with support of the Committee for Matters Relating to Sports and Physical Education of the Ministry of the RoK for Culture and Sports. Continue reading “1st Asian Open Championship – Day 1”

Tunisian seminar with Shihan Ramil Gabbasov and Sensei Zahari Damyanov

Report from Sensei Lotfi SEKET, President of the tunisian federation of Kyokushinkai

Following our participation in the world championship organized by the KWU in Varna in December 2016 and after having held an arbitration seminar with Shihan Gabbasov, we decided to invite him to Tunisia to lead an arbitration course according to the rules of KWU. Shihan Gabbasov kindly accepted our invitation.

• On April 13, 2017: Shihan Gabbasov and Sensei Zahari Damyanov were welcomed at Tunis Carthage airport, after a brief visit to the city of Tunis, our guests headed to the tourist town of Sousse (150 Km from Tunis ) At the edge of the Mediterranean sea to be accommodated in a 5 stars Hotel (IBEROSTAR Diar alandalous); Continue reading “Tunisian seminar with Shihan Ramil Gabbasov and Sensei Zahari Damyanov”

Seven times down, eight times up! Japanese good luck charms!

When passing through a Japanese run shop, business or restaurant you might have caught a glimpse of a small and oddly egg shaped doll. Mostly red in color and painted with a stern but vivid face on it and quite often depicted with one eye only willfully glaring at you.

They are called Daruma dolls and are not to be feared! These traditional talisman are not there to entice respect of the bespoke establishment or cast away evil spirits but have their roots in ancient Buddhism and are often seen as a symbol of good luck, encouragement and perseverance towards a set goal. This makes them perfect souvenirs and presents for all kinds of occasions that require your tenacity or as the Japanese would say “ganbatte” spirit! Continue reading “Seven times down, eight times up! Japanese good luck charms!”