Tag: karate

KWU Ukraine and IKO Matsushima Ukraine signed a cooperation agreement

At the meeting of the KWU Ukraine Coordinating Council was taken the decision of agreement to join NGO “Ukrainian Kyokushinkaikan Karate Federation ” – IKO Matsushima Ukraine to the Agreement as a new Member with the right of an advisory vote.

The Executive Secretary of the KWU Ukraine Coordinating Council Dmytro Nikolaiev and the Board member of the NGO “Ukrainian Kyokushinkaikan Karate Federation” Dmytro Golovin signed an Additional Agreement (joining to the Cooperation Agreement). Currently, in Ukraine, representatives of seven international sports federations appear to be Parties to the Agreement – KWF, IFK, KI, WKO, KBKO, WKB, and IKO Matsushima.

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KWU Professional League to host a seminar in October

The KWU International Professional League will host an International preparative seminar for instructors and competitors.

The event will be conducted under the rules of the KWU International Professional League and it will take place from October 16-18 in Varna, Bulgaria. Continue reading “KWU Professional League to host a seminar in October”

The History of Kickboxing

Kickboxing is a Japanese hybrid martial art basically comprising of elements of punching and kicking. It was developed by adapting fighting techniques from Karate, Western Boxing, and Muay Thai. It originated in the 1960s in Japan and gained practitioners in America during the next ten years. By 1974, its popularity in the United States was symbolized with the first World Championship being held by Professional Karate Association. By the 1990s, with the addition of more ground fighting techniques adapted from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, it contributed to the development of Mixed Martial Arts. Continue reading “The History of Kickboxing”

12 Tips for Being the Perfect Training Partner

1) Don’t worry if you’re not on the same level as your partner. If you’re brand new and get paired with a senior student, don’t worry that you’re somehow “holding them back.” Chances are, they welcome the chance to brush up on their basics, and will be more than happy to give you pointers. And don’t be embarrassed if you make mistakes – remember, they’ve been there, too!

2) Do be willing to accommodate your partner’s level. Continue reading “12 Tips for Being the Perfect Training Partner”