IFK Bulgaria held an International Kyokushin Karate Summer Camp from the 1st to the 8th of July with chief instructors Shihan David Pickthall, 7 dan, President of IFK, and Sensei Emma Markwell, 4 dan, World, and European Kumite champion. A special guest at the camp was Shihan Eddy Gabathuler, 7 Dan, IFK Board Member.
A total of 160 karatekas from Poland, led by Shihan Jan Wac, 5 dan, Romania led by Sensei Christian Hirsch, 5 dan, and Bulgaria took part in the camp.
On 02.07, a commemoration ceremony evening was organized in memory of Hanshi Steve Arneil, 10 dan, which ended with a torchlight procession to the beach as a tribute to Hanshi.
Grading for kyu and dan degrees was held at the end of the camp.
Shihan Nikola Blagoev, 6th dan, and IFK Bulgaria thank Shihan David, Shihan Eddy, and Sensei Emma for the efforts they make for the development of IFK in Bulgaria and the region.
Courtesy of Prestige 96, sweet treats were provided each day to the delight of all participants. Thanks for your support!
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