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THE NEW YEAR'S CELEBRATION OF KAGAMI BIRAKI IN ROMANIA
2017-01-17

Sensei Ilie Ionescu, the Country Representative of Romania and the President of the Romanian Kyokushin Federation organised KAGAMI BIRAKI in three Romanian cities.           The sessions were held in Bucharest on the 12th January and Giurgiu on the 13th January. The special guest instructor for the sessions was Sensei Daniel Trifu, KWF board member and president of the Australian Kyokushin Federation. Senpai Lynne O'Brien from KWF Australia, board member of the Australian Kyokushin Federation, also attended the Bucharest and Giurgiu sessions. She enjoyed the enthusiasm and warmth of the Romanian Kyokushin community. Due to dangerous driving conditions caused by extreme weather Sensei Ilie Ionescu and Sensei Daniel Trifu could not make the 250 km trip from Bucharest to Galati. The session in Galati on the 14th January went ahead as planned and the students and instructors put on a great event.

Training sessions were immensely enjoyed by all involved. The Romanian Karateka showed great enthusiasm and fighting spirit during some of Sensei Trifu's training drills.Sensei Ionescu took this opportunity to announce the important events for 2017 and to present belts and certificates.The following Karatekas from the Romanian Kyokushin Federation were presented with their official KWF belts and certificates:

  • George Radoi 3 dan (Giurgiu),
  • Ana Cristina Stase 3 dan (Galati),
  • Gabriel Stroe 2dan (Bucuresti),
  • Catalin Mocanu 2 dan (Giurgiu),
  • Dorel Aldea 2 dan (Galati),
  • Marius Stan 1 dan (Giurgiu),
  • Cristian Verdes 1 dan (Bucuresti),
  • Daniel Ionita 1 dan (Bucuresti)

Here  pictures from training sessions with  Sensei Ilie Ionescu and  Sensei Daniel Trifu.

PS. For martial arts students today, the New Year's celebration of Kagami Biraki, continue the old samurai tradition of kicking off the new year. It is also a time when participants engage in a common endeavor and rededicate their spirit, effort and discipline toward goals, such as training.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017
2016-12-23


5TH KWU KYOKUSHIN YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, VARNA 2016
2016-12-08

On 3-4 December 2016 the 5th Youth World Championships were held in a beautiful sports hall at the Palace of Culture and Sports in Varna, Bulgaria, with the participation of 666 fighters from 33 countries in three age categories: 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17 years. Board and accommodation were provided in the four-star hotel Astera in Golden Sands, near Varna. 

The main judge and a teacher on 3-day the International judges course with the participation of 46 judges was Shihan Ramil Gobbasov (Russia).

Day before the event, about 500 competitors  participated in a united training conducted by Shihans: Hatsuo Royama, Andre Drewniak i David Pickthall.

Shihan Andre Drewniak (KWF) officially opened the World Championships emphasizing the event's motto TIME TO BE UNITED was up-to-date and also thanked Shihan Ivo Kamenov for making the championships so prominent. Shihan David Pickthall (IFK), Shihan Hatsuo Royama (Kan) and the Secretary of KWU Sergey Suvorov also made speeches and a letter from the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Shihan Juri Trutniev was read. The guests of honor were Shihan Henny Bosman (South Africa), Shihan Hristo Traikov (Bulgaria) and Sensei Daniel Trifu (Australia). The finals were dominated by Russian, Japanese and Bulgarian junior fighters. 

The organizer provided live Internet TV streaming of the championships and the Press conference during which they also discussed why Sosai Mas. Oyama's ideas are still so attractive in the modern world.

Sayonara combined with disco was held in the hotel. Accommodation, board and flights from Sofia to Varna for all 700 participants were covered by the organizer of the World Championships.

The organizers invited everyone to participate in the next summer camp in Varna in July 2017 and the 3rd KWU World Championships in the Metropolitan Plaza in Tokyo in November 2017.


30TH EUROPEAN KYOKUSHIN CHAMPIONSHIPS PAPENDAL 2016
2016-11-27

25-26 November, 2016 were held 30th European Kyokushin Championship in National Sport Center Papendal, Holland with participation of 423 competitors from 26 countries also including Australia, Japan, USA. Jubilee EC began thirty minute concert Taiko drum. Championship was officially opened by the President KWF shihan Loek Hollander and President EKF shihan Antonio Pinero. The guest of honor were members of Board KWF: Vice President shihan Hristo Traikov, General Secretary shihan Andre Drewniak, Treasurer shihan Lars Houqist, Member resposible for North America shihan Leslaw Samitowski, Member responsible for Australia sensei Daniel Trifu, Member responsible for Central America sensei Mauricio Alvarada and CR of Japan shihan Noriyuki Tanaka. As part of the accompanying events were held International referee course, KWF General Meeting and EKF General Meeting. Main judge was shihan Antonio Pinero and Technical referee was shihan Fernando Perez.

Organizer of EC was Dutch Kyokushin Federation.

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RESULTS


SHIHAN ANTONIO PINERO FIRST SEMINAR IN BEIRUT LEBANON
2016-10-31

 

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2016-09-18  12TH MAS OYAMA MEMORIAL CUP TOKYO 2016
2016-08-06  49 THE WEST EUROPEAN KYOKUSHIN SUMMERSCHOOL , PAPENDAL HOLLAND JULY 2016
2016-07-19  43RD EAST EUROPEAN SUMMER CAMP KARATE KYOKUSHIN CRACOW 14-17.07.2016


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