Real fighting spectacle filled with a lot of action, contested and unpredictable fights until the end, spectacular and epic fights offered the new 14th edition of the international gala fight night SENSHI. The attractive fight show took place at the Palace of Culture and Sports in Varna, Bulgaria, on December 3rd.
Traditionally, at the end of the 14th edition of the international fighting gala night, special awards for the evening were also handed out. Rhydel Vogelenzang from The Netherlands was awarded the “Best Technique” award. Mehmet Ozer from Turkey received the “Fighting Spirit” special award. The “Knockout of the Night” award went to Jo Miyahara from Japan. During SENSHI 14 the annual special award ”Helmet of Spartacus” by the National Combat Sports Association of Bulgaria was also handed out. The award gave Shihan Ivo Kamenov, Executive Director of the SENSHI International Professional League and President of Bulgaria’s National Association of Combat Sports. ”Helmet of Spartacus” received Atanas Bozhilov from Bulgaria for his excellent performance and highest achievements on the gala fights throughout the year.
Special guests of the attractive fight show were once again world greats in the field of combat sports, including the K-1 legends Nicholas Pettas and Sam Greco, three-time and four-time K-1 world heavyweight champions Peter Aerts, Semmy Schilt, and Ernesto Hoost, the spectacular K-1 Max champion Albert Kraus, Shihan Francisco Filho 2 times K-1 World Grand Prix champion in 2000 and 2001, Absolute World Kyokushin champion in 1999, World champion in weight categories in 1997, 4-time Champion of the Brazilian Open, 3-time South American Champion, and completed 100 men Kumite challenge in 1995; Shihan Glaube Feitosa – K-1 World Grand Prix Las Vegas Champion 2005, 2-time Brazil Open Champion, South American Champion in 1997, 2nd place on the 1st World weight Championship in 1997, Sensei Andrews Nakahara World Kyokushin champion 2005, All American Absolute champion, 2 times South American champion, won 4 from his 11 Professional matches with Knockouts, Takashi and Momo Ito – R.I.S.E. fighting promotion.
SENSHI is organized in cooperation with the Professional League of the Kyokushin World Union (KWU International Professional League), as well as with the special support of Armeec Insurance Company, MAX Sport, Bulgaria Air, M Car Group – BMW dealer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Service, and St. St. Constantine and Helena Holding.
SENSHI’s media partners are Boec.BG and Boec.COM, the national television Bulgaria ON AIR, the American online martial arts television FITE, Gol.bg, Topsport.bg, Kwunion.com, the information portal Kyokushin Karate News, Fighto.News and Novinata.bg.