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.
The 2014 American International Karate champioships were held in Rochester, NY on the 20th September. World Champions from IFK Russia attended and gained strong wins in the Heavy and Superheavy weight Men's titles.
Title belts were awarded to all champions and invited to return to defend their titles.
Men’s Lightweight Novice
1st Jose Balardo, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
2nd Chris Smith, Rochester, NY, USA
3rd Alex Paoli, Florence, KY, USA
1st Myriam El Harrif, St. Jean, QC, Canada
2nd Bovin Anick, Montreal, Canada
1st Jordan LeRoux, Gauteng, South Africa
2nd Gabriella Cayouetta, Pierrefends, QC, Canada
1st Jackie Porter, Hilton, NY, USA
2nd Audrey-Rose Charlebois, Pierrefends, QC, Canada
3rd Melissa Cousineau, St. Jean, QC, Canada
3rd Samantha Marrocco, Hamlin, NY, USA
1st Ehsan Afshari, Meza, AZ, USA
2nd Benjamin Vasquez, Geneva, NY, USA
1st Samuel Bate, Becconsfield, QC, Canada
2nd Lorinc Zord, Greenwood, NY, USA
3rd Christopher Farhat, Columbus, OH, USA
1st Dmitry Savelyev,St. Petersburg, Russia
2nd Michael Cordeiro, Pierrefends, QC, Canada
Men’s Super Heavyweight
1st Aleksei Gorokhov, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
2nd Kamil Maras, Hazlet, NJ, USA