The 1st Full Contact Karate Camp, open to all participants of contact karate, was held in Ostende Belgium 5-7 June, and organised by Shihan Keon Spitaels and Shihan Gilbert Cleveringa of WKO Shinkyokushin.
The Camp had over 400 karateka from 19 different countries and was supported by the IFK from Poland, Ireland, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, UK and Belgium.
Other countires included: USA - CANADA - NORWAY - POLAND - DENMARK - SWEDEN - LITHUANIA - IRELAND - THE NETHERLANDS - FRANCE - GERMANY - SWISS - AUSTRIA - SPAIN - JAPAN - LUXEMBOURG - UK - ROMANIA - BELGIUM
The Camp instructors were:
Shihan Kenji Midori - President WKO Shinkyokushin
Shihan David Pickthall - Vice President IFK
Shihan Dave Jonkers - Head of AIKO Ashihara
Shihan Koen Spitaels - Belgium WKO Representative
Shihan Jan Bulow - Danish WKO Representative
Shihan Semmy Schilt - multi time K-1 Champion AIKO Ashihara
Sensei Jonathan Tineo - multi time Champion Spanish All Japan Union (Rengokai)
Shihan Lu Eekhaut - Belgium All Japan Union Representative
Shihan Gilbert Cleveringa - Dutch WKO Representative
Shihan Jesus Talan - Spanish WKO Representative
Remigiusz Kapinski - Polish WKO Representative
Many other Shihans were in attendance including IFK Swiss CR Shihan Eddy Gabathuler, Shihan Koi and Sensei Watanabe from Japan, EKO President Shihan Koen Scharrenburg and the grading panel of EKO Shinkyokushin.