Tag: Shihan Kenji Midori

KWUNION on Shinkyokushin European championship in Poland

The Secretary General of KWU Alexandr Pichkunov and

the General Director of KWU World Championship 2019, Sergey Suvorov have visited Wroclaw, Poland during the Shinkyokushin European championship 2018


Both met all Official guests and had meeting with WKO President Shihan Kenji Midori, Shihan Yasukasu Koi and EKO President Koen Scharrenberg. They discussed future projects and future of the Kyokushin. Continue reading “KWUNION on Shinkyokushin European championship in Poland”

Joint Announcement of the Kyokushin World Union (KWU) and the World Karate Organization Shinkyokushinkai (WKO)

Yesterday, April 29, 2015, in Moscow,

in the Government House of the Russian Federation, the meeting of co-chairman of the World Kyokushin Union, Vice Prime Minister of Russian Federation Mr. Yury Trutnev and the president of the World Karate Organization Shinkyokushinkai Mr. Kenji Midori took place.

The two sides exchanged views on the state of development of Kyokushinkarate as a full-contact style of karate in the world and the prospects of its promotion in the international Olympic movement.

The sides confirmed their intention to seek the inclusion of karate in the Olympics, based on 2 rules – the competition combats by non-contact rules and the competition combats by full-contact rules.

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In the evening of the May 17th,

the meeting of WKO and KWU leaders took place in Osaka.

Parties have exchanged views on the development of Kyokushin in the modern world, and agreed to join efforts for the development and popularization of Kyokushin in the common interests.

Shihan Yurii Trutnev invited Kenji Midori for a return visit to Moscow. The invitation was kindly accepted.
On May 18th Shihan Trutnev delivered a speech at the Opening Ceremony of the All Japan Full-contact Karate Championship. Continue reading “MEETINGING OF THE KWU AND WKO LEADERS TOOK PLACE”

Agreement of cooperation among KWU and WKO


On the 4th of October, 2015 in Khabarovsk, Russia there was a signing of the Agreement of cooperation among Kyokushin World Union (KWU) and World Karate Organization Shinkyokushinkai (WKO).

One of the main aims of cooperation is the promotion of karate to the international Olympic movement. The arrangement of common sports tournaments and formation of united judicial rules are also planned. By the way, for the first time there were more than 30 Shinkyokushinkai sportsmen from different countries, who took part in the Championship in Khabarovsk.

WKO Shinkyokushinkai is the international organization that develops Kyokushin, unites thousands of sportsmen in more than 80 countries of the World. The headquarters of this organization is situated in Tokyo. The President of the organization Shihan Kenji Midori also is the head of the Japanese Fullcontact Karate Organization (JFKO), the structure that was created with the support of the Japanese government in order to promote the contact karate to the Olympic movement.

«Kyokushin founder had only one karate» – noted Shihan Kenji Midori the President of WKO Shinkyokushinkai. He appreciates the great value of the work of Kyokushin World Union on uniting the international organizations of different schools and Kyokushin directions in one movement. He also invited the representatives of international organizations that are in Kyokushin World Union to come to the 11th Absolute Shinkyokushinkai World Championship that will be held in the beginning of November 2015 in Tokyo.

«Today a historical step has been made in the renascence of Kyokushin school, the two great organizations have united, they together are able to speed up the promotion of karate to the Olympic sports» – said Mr. Yuri Trutnev, the Co-chairman of KWU.