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UNIFYING KYOKUSHIN CHAMPIONSHIPS MOSCOW 2012
2012-06-24


   On 9-10 June 2012 Moscow hosted the first joint Kyokushin World Union European Championships in the open category to promote the idea „ONE WORLD - ONE KYOKUSHIN”. In the event, which was organized in the Martial Arts Center, participated 73 fighters from 24 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Japan and Middle East. One third of participants were KWF members.

The honorary guests were: President of Russian Federation - Shihan Yuri Trutnev, President of World Karate Federatiion Shihan Antonio Espinos, President of Kyokushin World Federation - Shihan Loek Hollander, Head of Kyokushin Kan Foundation - Shihan Hatsuo Royama, Vice President of International Federation of Kyokushin - Shihan David Pickhall, President of European Kyokushin Federation - Shihan Antonio Pinero, Head Deputy of Kyokushin Kan Foundation - Shihan Tsuyoshi Hiroshige, Secretary General of WKF - Shihan Andre Drewniak and Head of Russian IFK - Shihan Aleksander Tanyushkin.

   The official opening started with greetings from the crew commander of MIR - an international space station. Then President of Russian Federation, Shihan Yuri Trutnev, expressed his hope that owing to cooperation of leading Kyokushin organizations this martial art will be a part of the Olympic Games. After that President of WKF, Antonio Espinos, stressed his will to cooperate with KWU and a need to tighten cooperation to introduce Kyokushin during the Olympic Games in 2020. To achieve this goal many National Olympic Committees have to work closely. President of KWF, Shihan Loek Hollander, Head of Kyokushin Kan Foundation, Shihan Hatsuo Royama, and Vice President of International Federation of Kyokushin, Shihan David Pickhall emphasized how much they want to cooperate to make Sosai’s dream come true - let Kyokushin become one of Olympic disciplines. 

   Among associated events were: an international referee course dedicated to unification of Kyokushin fight rules, KWU congress and in the Hotel Marriott and two meetings at Radisson buildings and touring the Kremlin. 
The winner received car keys and vehicle registration card from a representative of Subaru. Fighters who won places 1-8 were awarded one-time scholarships founded by sponsors. After the championships Sayonara party was held, which was an additional occasion to unite all participants who represented all the world.
   There were about 1500 spectators and internet users could watch live transmission. The finals were broadcast by RTV.
At the end leaders of different federations stressed how historic and symbolic event it was. KWF General Secretary,Shihan Andre Drewniak, stated that organizing training session for Russian instructors together with Shihan A. Tanyushkin since 1976 he had no idea this fact would cause revolutionary changes in the World Kyokushin. The Championships in Moscow showed the organizational, training and economical level of Russian Kyokushin have outrun Japanese Kyokushin. Now Moscow is a new capital city of the World Kyokushin. 
   Russian Kyokushin Federation and its General Secretary Sensei Sergey Suvorov were responsible for organizing this event.

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         Opening Ceremony     The Unification Meeting     Eliminations and Finals
                     
                 
       

Sightseeing of Moscow

    Awards Ceremony     Sayonara Party

Photos: Andre Drewniak


VIII INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH SWINOUJSCIE 2012
2012-06-11

On 25-27 May 2012, in the Sports Hall od Public Middle School No. 1 on the Witosa street 12 in Swinoujscie was held a VIII International Children and Youth Tournament in Kyokushin Karate for Świnoujscie Mayor's Cup. Honorary patronage over the competition took: Embassy of Japan in Poland, the Marshal of the West Pomerania Province - Olgierd Geblewicz, Mayor of Swinoujscie Janusz Żmurkiewicz. The CO-organizers were: the City Council of Swinoujście, West Pomeranian Regional Karate Union, Sport and Recreation Centre "Wyspiarz", Municipal Cultural Centre.

For two days, athletes competed in competitions : kata, kumite, light contact and full contact kumite over 18 years of age. This year's event was attended (in the three categories) by 278 competitors from 28 centers, and six European countries. Chief judge of the competition was sensei Andre Kłujszo. The organizer of the tournament was Swinoujska Academy Kyokushin Karate and sensei Pawel Sujka.

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KWF SEMINAR IN PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
2012-06-05

Another seminar in Petersburg, 27 - 28 May 2012, was held by shihan Andre Drewniak and sensei Robert Wajgelt, which was a part of program of KWF international cooperation. At the end black belt tests were conducted, and after thar Regional Chiefs and instructors paricipated in a conference on development and cooperation between EKF and KWF. The Regional Kyokushin Organization led by sensei Aleksandr Nesterov (3 dan) organized the seminar.

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KWF SEMINAR IN CHELYABINSK , URAL MOUNTAINS, RUSSIA
2012-06-05

On 25 - 26 May 2012 in Chelyabinsk was held seminar run by shihan Andre Drewniak and sensei Robert Wajgelt, which was a part of KWF international cooperation. At the end kyu tests were conducted. Next at the Sayonara party Russian Regional Chiefs and instructors participated in a conference. The meeting was organized in a stylish restaurant which resembled a 15th+centurz ship. A verz good atmosphere resulted in prospect cooperation among many regions of the Russian Kyokushin Organization. The seminar was organized by the Regional Chelyabinsk Kyokushin Organization led by sensei Ruslan Hizmulutin.

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KWF SEMINAR IN KALININGRAD
2012-06-04

On 24 May 2012 in Kaliningrad took place a seminar on training session with children. Shihan Andre Drewniak and sensei Robert Wajgelt were invited to run the event, wich was a part of KWF international cooperation. The aim of the seminar was to improve children trening methods and introduce a kyu system for children. Later the invited guests and instructors met talk about the future cooperation. The Regional Kaliningrad Kyokushin Organization led by sensei Sergey Soldatov (4 dan) organized seminar.

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