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KWUNION: The new Secretary General was elected

On December 10, 2017

in the framework of the 3rd KWU Kyokushin World Championship in Ekaterinburg (Russia), was held the regular meeting of the KWU Executive Committee.

Secretary General

One of the points of its agenda was the issue of re-election of the Secretary General of Kyokushin World Union. Mr. Sergey Suvorov has presented his report of the work, done by him in the period from 2011 to 2017.

The Executive Committee has determined the efficiency of his work on this post as satisfactory.

The new Secretary General of KWU, who was elected by unanimous vote, is a person well-known in Kyokushin world – Aleksandr Pichkunov.

Pichkunov Aleksandr Nikolaevich

Date of birth: May 6, 1979.
Place of birth: Perm (Russia).
3rd Dan in Kyokushin karate.
Master of sports of international class in Kyokushin karate.
In 2008 he has obtained the title of «Master of martial arts».

High education:

In 2001 Mr. Pichkunov has graduated from Perm State Humanitarian Pedagogical University, with diploma in ‘Physical culture and sports’
In 2015 he has graduated from Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas with diploma in ‘Jurisprudence’

Kyokushin karate

  • Russian Youth Championship 1994-1995, 1st place (over 75 kg),
  • Championship of Perm region among juniors 1993-1994, 1st place (over 75 kg),
  • The Championship of Russia among juniors 1995, 1997, 1st place (over 75 kg),
  • Russian Championship among juniors 1996, 2nd place (over 75 kg),
  • Championship of the Armed Forces of Russia among men 1997, Tambov (Russia), 3rd place (over 80 kg),
  • Championship of the Urals area among men 1997, 1st place (over 80 kg),
  • Russian Championship among men 1999, 3rd place, Perm (Russia), (over 80 kg),
  • World Championship in the open weight category 1999, 3rd place, Tokyo (Japan),
  • International tournament “Open Cup of Russia” 2000, 2nd place, Ekaterinburg (Russia), (over 90 kg),
  • Open European Cup 2000, 1st place, Bergen (Norway), (over 90 kg),
  • Russian Championship among men, 1st place, Moscow (Russia), (over 80 kg),
  • International Tournament “Open Cup of Russia” 2001, 1st place, Ekaterinburg (Russia), (over 90 kg),
  • World Championship in weight categories. 2001, 4th place, Osaka (Japan), (over 90 kg),
  • Russian Championship among men 2004, 2nd place, Perm (Russia), (over 90 kg).

Tournaments and Championships in “K-1” version

  • “Ichigeki” Tournament 2003, Tokyo (Japan), Victory,
  • “Ichigeki” Tournament 2004, Paris (France), Victory,
  • “Ichigeki” Tournament 2005, Japan (Tokyo), Victory,
  • “Grand Prix K-1” tournament 2005, Osaka (Japan), Victory,
  • “Grand Prix K-1” tournament 2005, Tokyo (Japan), Draw,
  • “Grand Prix K-1” tournament 2006, Las Vegas (USA), Victory,
  • “Grand Prix K-1” tournament 2007, Yokohama (Japan), Victory,
  • Tournament “Grand prix of Hawaii” in K-1 2007, Hawaii, 2nd place,
  • Grand Prix “Las Vegas Tournament” in K-1 2007, 3rd place,
  • Grand Prix K-1 tournament 2008, Japan (Yokohama), Victory,
  • “Grand Prix Taipei Tournament” for K-1 2008, Taipei (China), 2nd place.

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