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Russian IFK Summer Camp: report from Shihan David Pickthall

IFK Russia hosted their Summer camp in Moscow

on the 8th to 12th July under the direction of Hanshi Steve Arneil

with the assistance of Shihan David Pickthall, country representative Shihan Alexander Taniushkin and Shihan Victor Fomin.

165 Karateka participated in the camp which is aimed towards the regional heads and many of the key organisers from Russia.

Hanshi focused on using various IFK teaching methods for kihon and kata and bunkai. Shihan Pickthall worked on kumite and kata training  plus sessions with the students attempting dan grades. There was also a presentation and session on Kyokushin Kick from Shihan Stanislav Vinokurov from Khabarovsk region. He is aimed at developing Kyokushin athletes into K-1 and MMA fighters.

As always the camp was organised superbly and thanks go out to Sensei Dmitry Shaposhnikov and the organizing team for their work.

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