Between 28 to 29 January 2017 held IFK ROMANIAN - Sibiu SPARRING SESSION and KUMITE NATIONAL CAMP.
The goal of this event was to prepare IFK ROMANIAN Team for ''KWU European Championship for Children and Youth 2017- Berlin, Germany'' , 5th IFK Kyokushin World Tournament 2017 - Sibiu, Romania and KWU World Championship 2017 - Tokyo, Japan.
The event was attended by fighters from 7 cities of the country.
IFK ROMANIA wishes to thank them for participating fighters from Urban Samurai Dojo (WKO Shinkyokushin) and Hachiman Dojo (IKO Romania)
At the end of the event, also held IFK ROMANIA meeting for organize 5th IFK World Tournament 2017 - Sibiu, Romania.
Shihan Alex Kerrigan, IFK Chief Referee and Shihan David Pickthall held a seminar in Sibiu, Romania from 24-27 November organised by Country Representative Sensei Christian Hirsch and Sensei Iulian Birt.
Approximately 80 karateka took part in the sessions which featured kumite, knockdown referees courses plus a grading.
The trip was also an opportunity to visit the venue for the 5th World Championships and meeting with the Vice President of the region council and the Vice Mayor of the city and discuss planning of the event.
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.
Two seminars were held last weekend - May 30th to June 1st.
Country Representative Christen Herman Hirsh organised an open seminar in Sibiu, Romania with Hanshi Arneil assisted by Shihan Eddy Gabathuler. For more Romania photos visit our Facebook album.
Meanwhile in Turkey Country Representative Omer Salih Cengiz and Ismail Yildirim conducted an IFK seminar with 275 participants.