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Outstanding fighting legends will be referees and judges at SENSHI 18

International martial arts training camp KWU SENSHI will be held within four days in Varna.

The next edition of the SENSHI 18 Fighting Gala will be held on 16.09.2023 at 18:30 h. in Varna,  “St. St. Constantine and Helena” resort, with an attractive arena on the beach in front of the restaurant “More”. In mid-September, passions on the seaside will increase tremendously with the 12 titanic fights under the rules of KWU FULL CONTACT, KWU OPEN, and KWU SENSHI, in which 24 fighters from 14 countries will participate with a will to win.

In the role of referees and judges of the international martial arts gala in Varna will be world-renowned greats and deeply respected martial arts masters Ernesto Hoost, Shihan Semmy Schilt, Shihan Nicholas Pettas, Albert Kraus, Andy Souwer, Sensei Tariel Nikoleishvili, Sensei Zahari Damyanov, Sensei Jan Soukup и Sensei Petar Martinov.

Have a look at the outstanding achievements of the star judges and fighting legends who will be special guests at SENSHI 18:

Ernesto Hoost – 4-times K-1 World champion, Savate World champion, ISKA full contact World champion, and Muay Thai World champion.

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, 2 times Kudo champion.

Shihan Nicholas Pettas – European and World Karate champion, last Uchi-deshi of Masutatsu Oyama, K-1 Japan Grand Prix winner

Albert Kraus – The first K-1 World MAX Champion in 2002 and also the first SUPERKOMBAT Middleweight champion, World champion in Kickboxing and Muay Thai

Andy Souwer – 2-times K-1 World MAX champion and 4-times Shootboxing World champion, Showtime 70MAX World champion, World Muay Thai champion.

Sensei Tariel Nikoleishvili – Absolute World Champion 2011, completed 100-man kumite in 2014, Absolute Champion of Japan 2010, Champion of Japan in weight category 2010, Champion of Europe 2010.

Sensei Zahari Damyanov – Absolute Kyokushin World champion 2015, 4-times American Absolute champion, 4-times European champion.

Sensei Jan Soukup – 2nd place 9th Kyokushin World Open 2007, European champion, All Japan Tournament winner, Yangame’s Fight Night Heavyweight champion.

Sensei Petar Martinov – Kyokushin World champion 2014, Kyokushin European champion 2006, 3rd place European Open 2008, 3-times European Tameshiwari champion

An international martial arts training camp organized by the Professional League of the Kyokushin World Union (KWU) will be held in Varna from 14 to 17 September 2023. The KWU SENSHI Camp with star instructors will provide free access for all martial arts followers constantly looking to learn, upgrade and develop their fighting skills, whether they are beginners or experienced fighters.

True fans of martial arts can reserve the best seats around the beach arena at the international gala SENSHI 18, as tickets for the fight show are now available in the network of

Tickets for the SENSHI 18 International Combat Gala Night are now on sale and can be purchased from the network of

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,,,, the information portal Kyokushin Karate News, Fighto.News and

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