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Legends of Martial Arts are referees and judges of SENSHI 19

The SENSHI 19 International Gala Night will once again raise the emotions of martial arts fans in Bulgaria. We are just a few days away from the big SENSHI 19 combat show. It will occur on November 25 at 18:30 in Varna’s Palace of Culture and Sports.

With its unique spirit and professional athletes, SENSHI has established itself as the leading platform in the country, offering fighters from all over the world the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in the ring and the spectators to enjoy a real fighting spectacle. Be prepared to immerse yourself in the exciting martial arts atmosphere that only SENSHI can offer.

World-famous masters in fighting sports will be special referees and judges at the international combat gala night in the city of Varna, Bulgaria – Ernesto Hoost, Shihan Semmy Schilt, Shihan Sam Greco, Shihan Nicholas Pettas, Albert Kraus, Andy Souwer, Sensei Tariel Nikoleishvili, Sensei Zahari Damyanov, Sensei Jan Soukup, Sensei Petar Martinov and Sensei Yusuke Fujii.

These legendary fighters, who have dedicated their hearts and lives to martial arts, will guarantee an exciting and memorable sporting experience at SENSHI 19:

Ernesto Hoost is a 4-time K-1 world champion, Savate world champion, ISKA Full contact world champion, Muay Thai world champion, and member of the board of the KWU SENSHI.

Shihan Semmy Schilt – Glory Grand Slam 16-man tournament champion, Glory World champion, 4 x K-1 Grand Prix champion, K-1 World champion, 3x King of Pancrase, two times World Kudo champion, President of the KWU SENSHI Europe, member of the Board of the KWU SENSHI.

Shihan Sam Greco – K-1 fighter, World champion, motivational speaker, actor, 3 x WAKO World Kickboxing champion, World Full Contact Karate champion, and 6 x Australian Full Contact champion, Member of the Board of the KWU SENSHI.

Shihan Nicholas Pettas – the European and World Karate champion, the last Uchi-deshi of Masutatsu Oyama, K-1 Japan Grand Prix winner, SENSHI ring announcer, Member of the Board of the KWU SENSHI, Head of the PR and Marketing committee of the KWU SENSHI.

Albert Kraus – The first K-1 World MAX champion in 2002 and the first SUPERKOMBAT Middleweight champion, World champion in Kickboxing and Muay Thai, member of the Board of the KWU SENSHI.

Andy Souwer – 2-time K-1 World MAX champion, 4-time Shootboxing World champion, Showtime 70MAX World champion, World Muay Thai champion, and member of the Board of the KWU SENSHI.

Sensei Tariel Nikoleishvili – Absolute Kyokushin World champion 2011, completed 100-man kumite in 2014, Absolute champion of Japan 2010, champion of Japan in the weight category 2010, Champion of Europe 2010, Member of the Board of the KWU SENSHI Europe.

Sensei Zahari Damyanov – Absolute Kyokushin World champion 2015, 4-times American Absolute champion, 4-times European champion, Member of the Board of the KWU SENSHI.

Sensei Jan Soukup – 2nd place in 9th Kyokushin World Open 2007, European champion, All Japan Tournament winner, Yangame’s Fight Night Heavyweight champion, and member of the board of the KWU SENSHI Europe.

Sensei Petar Martinov – Kyokushin World champion 2014, Kyokushin European champion 2006, 3rd place European Open 2008, 3-times European Tameshiwari champion, Member of the Board of the KWU SENSHI.

Sensei Yusuke Fujii KWU Championships 3rd place, six times All-Japan champion in absolute and weigh divisions, Australian and New Zealand full contact champion, SENSHI and KWU SENSHI Chief Operation Officer (COO), Chairman of the Strategic Committee, Chairman of the Educational Committee and Member of the Board of the KWU SENSHI.

SENSHI 19 will feature 13 intense fights between 26 elite fighters from 16 countries, with fans treated to three spectacular rematches. Reserve your best seats for the SENSHI 19 fight show on November 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Palace of Culture and Sports in Varna. Anyone who wants to watch the SENSHI fight show from the front row can buy their ticket from the network or at the hall’s ticket office.

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