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Distinguished Kudo instructors at the XVIII International Summer Martial Arts Camp 2024

As the XVIII International Summer Martial Arts Camp 2024 approaches, we are excited to introduce some of the legendary figures in the world of Kudo who will be leading the training sessions. Organized by the KWU International Professional League and the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation, this camp promises to be an unparalleled opportunity for growth and learning. Let’s delve into the illustrious backgrounds of Jukucho Shihan Kenichi Osada, Hiroyuki Komatsu, and Kiyotaka Kato.

Jukucho Shihan Kenichi Osada

Rank: 7th Dan, President of the Kudo International Federation

Achievements:

Winner of the All-Japan Open Championship (1985, 1986, 1989, 1992)

Winner of the All Japan Weight Category Championship (1984, 1987, 1989)


Jukucho Shihan Kenichi Osada is a towering figure in the world of Kudo. With a career studded with prestigious titles, he exemplifies the pinnacle of martial arts excellence. His tenure as President of the Kudo International Federation has seen the art flourish globally. Shihan Osada’s teachings emphasize not only technical proficiency but also the philosophical and spiritual aspects of Kudo, making his sessions deeply enriching for all practitioners.


Shihan Hiroyuki Komatsu

Ranks: KUDO 6th Dan, Judo 2nd Dan

Titles and Achievements:

2005 All Japan Championships, Heavyweight Division, 3rd place

2005 Japan National Team Final Selection, 1st place

2005 World Championships, Heavyweight Division, Quarterfinalist

Roles:

KIF International Referee, S-Class

Daidojuku International Instructor

Hiroyuki Komatsu is renowned for his dual expertise in Kudo and Judo. As the highest-ranking instructor at the Daidojuku headquarters, his guidance is sought after by both national and international athletes. Komatsu’s extensive experience in conducting overseas seminars and his track record of training numerous All-Japan champions underscore his exceptional instructional capabilities. His accolades in Judo further enhance his comprehensive martial arts prowess.


Shihan Kiyotaka Kato

Ranks: Kudo 5th Dan, KIF International Referee, A-Class

Titles and Achievements:

1988 All Japan Championships, Lightweight Division, Champion

1991 All Japan Championships, Lightweight Division, Champion

1991 All Japan Championships, Openweight Division, Champion

1993 All Japan Championships, Light Heavyweight Division, Champion

2001 All Japan Championships, Middleweight Division, Champion

2001 World Championships, Middleweight Division, Semifinalist

Additional Qualifications:

UKF World Super Lightweight Champion

WMTF World Junior Welterweight Champion

Kiyotaka Kato stands out as a legendary competitor, being the only practitioner to have won championships in four different weight classes. His versatility and success across these divisions are a testament to his exceptional skill and adaptability. As a revered instructor, Kato has trained numerous All-Japan champions, including professional athletes from Japan and abroad. His leadership and expertise are pivotal in nurturing the next generation of Kudo champions.

The XVIII International Summer Martial Arts Camp 2024 in Varna, organized by the KWU International Professional League and the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation, presents a unique opportunity for martial artists to train under the guidance of these exceptional masters. Participants will benefit from their vast knowledge, rigorous training methods, and inspiring leadership.


Several competitions will be held during the international camp again this year. On July 2, the World Cup Varna for juniors and cadets from 14 to 21 years old will traditionally bring together young Kyokushin karate hopefuls from around the world. On July 4 and 5, the KWU SENSHI World Cup for Amateurs will start with eliminations and semi-finals, and the finals will take place on July 6 (Saturday) during the SENSHI 22 gala evening.

We’re ready for a week of intense training, cultural exchange, and unforgettable experiences. The picturesque area of Kamchia, nestled near Varna, provides the perfect backdrop for this enriching adventure.

Date and location: 30 June to 7 July, Kamchia (34 km from Varna), Bulgaria

We look forward to the XVIII International Summer Camp 2024!

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