IFK Kyokushin European Open Championship 2018 - Results

The IFK held the European Tournament

among children, youths and juniors, men and women in weight categories on 7-8 April, in Yerevan, Armenia, at “MIKA” sports complex. The organisers and hosts were The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, and Armenian Kyokushin Karate Federation.

Results MEN & WOMEN division

Women -60Kg

1. Ekaterina Shemina (Russia)
2. Emma Markwell (Great Britain)
3. Irina Valieva (Russia)
3. Anastasia Shvydun (Russia)

Women +60Kg

1. Anna Vishnyakova (Russia)
2. Aneta Meskauskiene (Ireland)
3. Anna Ulybina (Russia)
3. Kristina Golovanova (Russia)

Men -70Kg

1. Omar Magomedov (Russia)
2. Dmitry Rodichkin (Russia)
3. Daniel Redondo cardoso (Spain)
3. Ivan Tumashev (Russia)

Men 70-80Kg

1. Artem Nazaretyan (Russia)
2. Emelian Bitkash (Russia)
3. Shamil Ramazanov (Russia)
3. Narek Aboyan (Armenia)

Men 80-90Kg

1. Jonas Rosin (Sweden)
2. Hovhannes Sargsyan (Armenia)
3. Artem Lyalikov (Russia)
3. David Bitkash (Russia)

Men +90Kg

1. Vitaliy Ishakhneli (Russia)
2. Dmitrii Solovev (Russia)
3. Aleksandr Karshigeev (Russia)
3. Stanislav Stepankov (Russia)

Here are FULL RESULTS 

2nd Unified Dutch Open (2017) - great results for IFK Nederland

On June 10th 2017 IFK Nederland scored big at the Unified Dutch Full Contact Karate Championships that saw participants from almost all major Kyokushin and related organizations (13) and several non-associated dojos. In total 236 participants stepped onto the tatami.

In the adult divisions, IFK Nederland took home 7 podium places (out of a total of 18) three 1st places, three 2nd places and one 3rd place. In the under 18 categories participants from IFK Nederland took home 25 podium places.

 IFK Nederland results:

 Adults:

 Female
-55
3rd: Kim van Eijk, Nintai Dojo

-65
2nd: Hilde Wilborts, Noristu Dojo

+65
1st: Chelsea Kerklaan, Nintai Dojo

 Male
-85
1st: Kelvin Tienstra, Bushido Dojo
2nd: Ferry Wortman, Sushiho Dojo

-95
1st: Jan van Beek, Noritsu Dojo

+95
2nd: Michel Meuldijk, Sushiho Dojo

Under 18:

Girls 7-8 years
2nd Elise Zeggelaar Sushiho

Girls 9-10 years, class 1
1st Angel Spaans, Da Graca

Girls 9-10 years, class 2
1st Aimee Ancher, Sushiho

Girls 11-12 years, class 1
1st Lyanne Huisman, Sushiho
2nd Megan Pronk, Sushiho
3rd Megan Smits, Sushiho

Girls 11-12 years, class 2
2nd Mariëly Landburg, Nintai

Girls 13-14 years
1st Iraisha Madaran , Da Graca
3rd Liv Kroon, Sushiho

Girls 15-16 years, class 1
2nd Mischa Kruze, Sushiho
3rd Nikki Koster, Sushiho

Girls 15-16 years, class 2
1st Saba Tjong A Tjoe , Da Graca
2nd Kayleigh de Geus, Sushiho

 Boys 9-10 years
1st Jayden de Geus, Sushiho

Boys 11-12 years, class 1
1st Kenley ter Braak, Sushiho
2nd Rechano Chedi, Sushiho

Boys 11-12 years, class 2
1st Djayman van de Voort , Sushiho
2nd Siyar Adanc, Nintai
3rd Krshan Gonesh , Nintai

Boys 13-14 years, class 1
3rd Sem van Luin, Sushiho

Boys 13-14 years, class 2
1st Ferry Hardeman, Bushido

Boys 15-16 years, class 1
1st Sergio Stoop, Bushido
3rd Manuel Ridder , Sandokai

Boys 15-16 years, class 2
2nd Ezra Koopmans, Bushido

Boys 17 years
1st Damian Pronk, Sushiho

Award ceremony of the 5th KWUCHAMP 2016 – pictures

The 5th KWU Kyokushin Open World Youth Championship took place in Varna, Bulgaria on December 3-4, in beautiful Palace of Culture and Sport.

666 fighters from 33 countries fought for 32 sets of medals in 3 age groups – 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17 years old.  The tournament's level of fighting, as compared to the previous Youth World Championship, has grown considerably. The girls and boys who won the right to hear the anthem of their country are a real strong future of Kyokushin karate.

Here are the pictures from winners ceremony, good emotions and happy faces, captured on photos by Andrey Kurtiy from superkarate.ru

Karate into the Olympics, and how it affects the KWU

The following is an extract of an article from KWU General Secretary, Sergey Suvorov, commenting on the inclusion of karate into the 2020 Olympics, discusses the prospect of KWU in this process.

Everyone knows that World Karate Federation WKF was repeatedly storming Olympic leadership for inclusion of karate in the programme of the Olympic Games and now, finally, the dream of the millions of karatekas all over the world came true and this kind of sports will be represented at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 year. I’d like to note immediately that this refers now only to the participation in Tokyo Olympics. There 4 more such sports as karate. This is the novation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and it deals with the reformatory strategy of the new IOC leadership and personally with the president Tomas Bach. Indeed, according to the Olympic Charter (in essence the charter of IOC) rotation of sports for every Olympics follows the principle one in – one out (one enters and another one exits the programme of the Olympic Games).However, the Olympic Session as the supreme authority has the right to solve any questions, which deal with development of Olympic movement, which was decided after the Olympic Games in Sochi-2014.  Therefore, for participation in the programme of Games 2024 WKF will have to go through the difficult voting procedure again under the condition that the country-holder of the Olympic Games will nominate this kind of sports. 

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Hanshi Steve Arneil answers the question: Does Kyokushin kill femininity?

Founder and president of the International Federation of Karate (IFK) Hanshi Steve Arneil  - The famous Kyokushin master, 10.Dan in Kyokushin, the student of Sosai Mas Oyama. The first man passed Hyakunin-kumite - 100 man kumite -  (21 May 1965) after Sosai, the author of many books about karate and a manuals on basic Kyokushin techniques. 

On video Hanshi answers of question: Do Kyokushin kills femininity?