Pilatus Cup 2016,hosted by IFK Switzerland; results released

Another successful tournament hosted by IFK Switzerland.

Full report can be found at the Pilatus Cup site

Results are as follows:

Rangliste Kata Boys 8. – 7. KYU

Rangliste Kata Boys 6. – 5. KYU

Rangliste Kata Boys 4. KYU +

Rangliste Kata Girls 8. – 7. KYU

Rangliste Kata Girls 6. – 5. KYU

Rangliste Kata Girls 4. KYU +

Rangliste Clicker Boys +150cm

  • 1. Gansner, Luca – Chur
  • 2. Döbele, Kimi – Goldach/Tübach
  • 3. Killian, Chasseraud – Ireland
  • 3. Norsang, Tenzin – Chur
  • Komplette Rangliste als PDF

Rangliste Clicker Boys -150cm

  • 1. Callum, Breward – England
  • 2. Donagh, O’Byrne – Ireland
  • 3. Luke, Davies – Wales
  • 3. Schönenberger, Liam – Ilanz
  • Komplette Rangliste als PDF

Rangliste Clicker Girls +150cm

  • 1. Sophie, Hobbs – Wales
  • 2. Michel, Lea Maria – KDO Obwalden
  • 3. Anderhalden, Nina – KDO Obwalden
  • 3. Schönenberger, Alanis – Ilanz
  • Komplette Rangliste als PDF

Rangliste Clicker Girls -150cm

  • 1. Mia, Morgan – Wales
  • 2. Bernhard, Jasmin – KDO Obwalden
  • 3. Cajacob, Samira – Chur
  • 3. Raschein, Carolina – Chur
  • Komplette Rangliste als PDF

Rangliste Kyokushinkai Boys -68kg

Rangliste Kyokushinkai Boys +86kg

Rangliste Kyokushinkai Girls -58kg

Weekend seminar in Sarnen, Switzerland with Shihan David Pickthall and Klaus Ming

Shihan Klaus Ming and the Obwalden dojo arranged a weekend seminar in Sarnen under the instruction of Shihan David Pickthall.
145 karateka including 44 black belts from 16 IFK dojo's and 3 Shinkyokushin dojos participated in sessions focusing on Kumite and Kata.

Two new 7th Dan promotions at Swiss Summer Camp with Hanshi

Congratulations to country representative Shihan Eduard Gabathuler and Shihan Klaus Ming on promotion by Hanshi Steve Arneil to the rank of 7th Dan at the Swiss summer camp. Well done to all other yudansha who received promotions.

The camp was held in Willisua under the guidance of Hanshi Steve Arneil and the IFK Switzerland chief instructors.  It was a successful camp focusing on all aspects of IFK kihon kata and kumite. Thanks to all other IFK countries that also took part.

The 1st Full Contact Karate Camp - history in the making

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.


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.