Results WFKO Grand-Prix Russia 2019

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FIGHT WFKO 40, Weight category up to 75 kg

WINNER Artem Nazaretyan (score 5-0)

FIGHT WFKO 41, Weight category up to 80 kg

WINNER Aneli Madlala (score 2-1)

FIGHT WFKO 42, Weight category up to 85 kg

WINNER Stanislav Mezhevtsov (score 3-0)

Dynamic and vibrant fights blew up the audience in the sports hall. The support of the audience and the skill of the athletes made the evening in Suzdal unforgettable. For the first time, Stanislav Mezhevtsov (IFK Russia) and Aneli Madlala (KI South Africa) entered the professional tatami and won the WFKO belts. Artem Nazaretyan (IFK Russia) confidently defeated the already famous fighter in the professional league Daniel Redondo (Spain) and won the WFKO GARAND-PRIX RUSSIA 2019 belt in an uncompromising battle.

WFKO GRAND-PRIX RUSSIA - 2019 will be broadcast live

Dear friends, the online broadcast of the WFKO GRAND-PRIX RUSSIA - 2019 tournament in Suzdal will take place on the WFKO TV channel. The tournament starts at 18:00 Moscow time, 12th of October (Saturday)

WFKO FIGHT 40

Weight category up to 75 kg

Artem Nazaretyan

1st place World Championship;

1st place European Championship;

1st place Russian Championship

Daniel Redondo

1st place Open Britain (iFK) 2018;

1st place European Championship (KWU) 2018;

2nd place European Championship (Rengokai) 2019

WFKO belt holder

WFKO FIGHT 41

Weight category up to 80 kg

Kizov Andrey

1st place Russian Cup 2017;

1st place All-Russian Shihan Cup 2017;

1st place Championship of the Volga Federal District 2017

Madlala Anele

1st place So-Kyokushin 2016;

1st place Kyokushin-Kan Len Barnes Memorial Tournament 2017;

1st place AFCKO 2017;

1st place AFCKO 2018

WFKO FIGHT 42

Weight category up to 85 kg

Stanislav Mezhevtsov

1st place KWU World champion 2017;

2nd place Russian Championship;

3rd place Russian Cup

Miyahara Jo

3rd place World Cup (KWF) 2018;

1st place Kyokushin-kan (All Japan) 2018 *

1st place Karate Grand Prix (KWF) 2019

Holder of two WFKO belts

4 Shihans received new belts from the hands of Hanshi Steve Arneil

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October 5, 2019 in Crawley, United Kingdom, during the opening ceremony of the 43rd British Open / 11th Cup of Europe, Hanshi Steve Arneil - President of the IFK, 10.Dan - handed belts to heads of Russian Kyokushin organization: Shihan Alexander Tanyushkin received a belt and a certificate for 8.Dan, Shihan Mikhail Gyach, and Shihan Andrei Bura 7. Dan.

Also, Shihan Mike Monaco IFK USA being promoted to 8.Dan

Who else got their Black belts on official ceremony, you can see here:

IFK Fighters for the 12th WKO World Open championship 2019

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In 1 month, 6 IFK fighters will take part in one of the most prestigious events in the karate world: The 12th World Karate championship 2019, which will be held on November 9-10, Musashino Forest Sports Plaza, Tokyo, Japan.

The organizer of this famous event is WKO Shinkyokushinkai and according to the agreement of cooperation among KWU and WKO our fighters will participate again as in the previous one. We wish good luck to all the participants! Ganbatte kudasai! Osu!

Here are the names:

  • Rosin Jonas (Sweden) - 2017 KWU World Championship 2nd place; 2018 IFK European Championship 1st place; 2017 IFK World Championship 2nd place

  • Markwell Emma (Great Britain) - 2018 & 2019 IFK Cup of Europe 1st place; 2019 European Championships Kumite 1st place; 2013, 2015, 2017 KWU World Championships Kumite 2nd place

  • Drozd Aleksandr (Russia) - 2018 European Championship KWU 1st place; 2017 World Championship 1st place; 2016 World Cup 1st place

  • Lilyakov Artem (Russia) - 2018 Europe championship 1st place; 2018 European cup 2nd place; 2018 Russian championship 2nd place

  • Belyaev Victor (Russia) - 2017 World championship 1st place; 2018 European cup 2nd place

  • Doronina Ksenia (Russia) - 2019 Russian Championship 1st place; 2017 World Youth Championship IFK 1st place

Major Coach of the KWU team is Shihan David Pickthall 

Here are the draws in both divisions:

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Armenian Cup 2019

On April 7, Kyokushin Karate Federation of Armenia headed by IFK BC Andranik Hakobyan held its annual "Armenian Cup" in Ashtarak city.

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The prize winners of this championship will have an opportunity to take part in “Grand Prix” International Championship to be held in Yerevan on April 21.

IFK Uruguay Summer Camp 2019

The 8th Uruguay Summer Camp was held in the Military Vacation facilities in Salinas on March 15, 16 & 17.
The Summer Camp was organized by the Uruguayan Kyokushin Kai Association A.K.K.U., and technically led by Sensei Germán Carballo 4th Dan (Uruguay IFK Country Representative).

With over 30 participants, all the dojos from Uruguay were present, including students and instructors from Montevideo, Canelones, Soriano and Salto.

Nine trainings took place focusing on technique as well as physical conditioning and strengthening in several different locations including the beach (both in the water and sand), the woods, as well as indoor. A special technical training for advanced grades (as from 3rd kyu) was held covering advanced katas.

As usual, the Camp included KYU and KURO OBI (1st dan) gradings, the 20-kumite challenge for Kuro Obis who successfully obtained their 1st dan during 2018, and the addition of the 25-kumite challenge for Ni Dans.

 

As an organization, A.K.K.U. is proud to present the new grades: 

- Clara Monteiro (Red 10th Kyu)

- Victoria Villano (Blue 8th Kyu)

- Agustina Latorre (Blue 8th Kyu)

- Juliana Latorre (Blue 8th Kyu)

- Mauricio Nesteruk (Blue 7th Kyu) 

- Fátima Parra (Yellow 6th Kyu)

- Oscar Pricoli (Yellow 6th Kyu)

- Gabriel Fernandez (Yellow 6th Kyu)

- Juan Pablo Bianchi (Green 4th Kyu)

- Guzman Centurión (Green 3rd Kyu)

- César Acosta (Black 1st Dan)

The kuro obis (1st Dan) who succeeded in the 20 Kumite challenge during the camp were as follows: 

- Senpai Alvaro Nuñez

- Senpai Gonzalo Bentancur

- Senpai César Acosta


Kuro Obis (2nd Dan) who succeeded in the 25 Kumite challenge were:

- Senpai Noelia Fabre
- Senpai Santiago Mosco  

 A.K.K.U. would like to thank the everyone's effort to be a part of this event.

www.ifk-uruguay.com 

IFK Uruguay Annual Meeting

On December 16th, 2018, IFK Uruguay held its final annual meeting to review the 2018 program and define the agenda and priorities for 2019. The meeting was chaired by Sensei Germán Carballo, President of A.K.K.U. (Uruguayan Kyokushin Kai Organization) and IFK Country Representative in Uruguay.

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Attendees included:
- Senpai María Rocío Gonzalez – A.K.K.U. Secretary
- Senpai Santiago Mosco – A.K.K.U. Vice-president 
- Senpai Noelia Fabre - A.K.K.U. Treasurer
- Claudia López - A.K.K.U. International Contact
- Senpai Mario Hornos – Coordinator for Soriano
- Senpai Maite De León – Coordinator for Canelones
- Senpai Gozalo Díaz – Coordinator for Salto

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First item in the agenda was the report on the 2018 plan, which was successfully completed; followed by administrative matters, including goals for 2019.

The meeting continued with key highlights of the agenda, including:
- 8th IFK Uruguay Summer Camp, to be held in March 2019
- IFK World Seminar and Kata Championship in April 2019, with IFK Uruguay attendance and participation already confirmed.

Additional activities with dates to be scheduled included:
- National Tournament
- Kuro Obi and Kiu exams
- Kuro Obi special training sessions
- Regional seminars 
- Referee training sessions

2019 Agenda will be communicated soon! www.ifk-uruguay.com

Zahari Damyanov UK seminar

On the 23rd February 2019, Sensei Zahari Damyanov, the current absolute World Champion was in London to lead an open seminar hosted by the BKK’s Sensei Hristo Lyubenov at his Ichi Geki dojo in Bounds Green, alongside BKK Chairman and IFK Secretary General, Shihan Liam Keaveney.

The seminar was attended by a number of Kyokushin groups (BKK, IFK, Kyokushin-kan, Shinkyokushin,IKO1, KWU, EMAR) all with a common goal of knowledge sharing, developing Kyokushinkai, and building strong friendships old and new.

(L-R) Shihan Liam Keaveney, Sensei Zahari Damyanov, Sensei Hristo Lyubenov

(L-R) Shihan Liam Keaveney, Sensei Zahari Damyanov, Sensei Hristo Lyubenov

Sensei Zarahi Damyanov with BKK National Coaches Sensei Kenny Jarvis, and Sensei Wai Cheung

Sensei Zarahi Damyanov with BKK National Coaches Sensei Kenny Jarvis, and Sensei Wai Cheung

KWU Seminars with IFK instructor

The KWU held training seminars across South America for the last few weeks with IFK Argentina, IFK Chile and IFK Brazil assisting with organising venues across the region. General Secretary Sensei Alexander Pichkunov and IFK Russia St Petersburg Instructor Sensei Dmitry Savelyev were invited to hold training sessions and meeting with representatives of KWU and other organisational heads in these countries.

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From January 19 to January 21, 2019, for the first time, an open Kyokushin training seminar in Argentina was organised by Shihan Romero with the support of the KWU and National Federation ‘KWU Argentina’. This seminar was attended by the heads and athletes from Kyokushin organizations of Argentina, Colombia, Chile, and Peru in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Then Sensei Dmitry travelled to Chile to Senpai Caru and held sessions with both Chilean and Bolivian students from the 21st -24th January in Valparaiso.

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 His final leg of the journey was to Sao Paulo, Brazil to IFK Rep Sensei Jeovaldo Barreto from 25th -27th January. This had a large turnout with many organisations and also students from IFK Uruguay willing to come together and work for a common goal.

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#timetobeunited

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First special item 2019 agenda for IFK Uruguay

On Saturday January 26th 2019 kuro obis of Uruguay, including State representatives coming from Salto, Soriano and Canelones joined black belts from Montevideo to participate in the first special training session of 2019.

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For over 3 hours, under the watchful eye of Sensei German Carballo, Country Representative of IFK Uruguay, kuro obis worked on stances, strikes and bunkai among other formal aspects of the IFK Syllabus.

On an international level, IFK Uruguay is being represented by Nicolas Dagys in the Kumite Seminar led by the Russian coach and world champion Sensei Dmitry Savelyev held in São Paulo, Brazil - part of the KWU South America trip.

2019 agenda continues with the referees training session, which will focus on IFK kumite rules -  activity scheduled for Februay 23rd; along with special ongoing sessions focused on kata for the national team who will compete in the IFK World Kata Tournment next April.

IFK Uruguay IV National Tournament 2018 and Results

On Sunday August 5th, the IV I.F.K. Uruguay National Tournament was held in the Praga Club facilities in Mercedes City.

Over 70 athletes from several cities across the country took part, competing in different categories: Kata, Kumite against a sandbag (6 - 9 years old) & Kumite Knockdown -juniors, cadets and adults- according to official I.F.K. rules.

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The Tournament was declared of State Interest by the Municipal Board of Soriano, and was a qualifying instance for the I.F.K. Under-21 South America Tournament to be held in November in Montevideo City, Uruguay.

OFFICIAL RESULTS:

 Kata

 Pee-Wee (White - Blue belt)
1° Victoria Villano (IFK-Dojo Estribo)
2° Rafael Alvarez (IFK-Yantsu Dojo)
3° Ruben Quesada (IFK Yantsu Dojo)

 Pee-Wee (Yellow - Green belt)
1° Kevin Vidal (IFK-Kanku Dojo)
2° Denis Lazarga (IFK-Kanku Dojo)
3° Alan Lazarga (IFK-Kanku Dojo)

 Adults (White - Blue belt)
1° Fátima Parra (IFK-Dojo Estribo)
2° Mauricio Nesteruk (IFK-Dojo Estribo)
3° Guillermo Parra (IFK-Dojo Estribo)
4° Donato Sena (IFK-Sai Dojo)

 Adults (Yellow - Green belt)
1° Claudia López (IFK-Dojo Estribo)
2° Joaquín Mesa (IFK-Dojo Estribo)
3° Juan Pablo Bianchi (IFK-Dojo Estribo)

 Pee-Wee - Kumite against a sandbag

 6 & 7 years old
1° Tatiana Nesteruk (IFK-Dojo Estribo)
2° Avril Carballo (IFK-Dojo Estribo)
3° Santiago Rosso (IFK-Yantsu Dojo)

 8 & 9 years old

1°Santiago Cuenca (IFK-Yantsu Dojo)
2° Lautaro Lafranchi (IFK-Kanku Dojo)
3° Brandon Bermuedez (IFK-Yantsu Dojo)
4° Nahuel Picherno (IFK-Dojo Estribo)

Kumite Knockdown Juniors & Cadets

10 & 11 years old

1° Ezequiel Rodriguez (IFK-Yantsu Dojo)
2° Aragon Gavarone (IFK-Yantsu Dojo)
3° Luciano Lemos (IFK-Yantsu Dojo)
4° Enrique Acosta (IFK-Yantsu Dojo)

12 & 13 years old
1° Rodrigo Gomez (Kyokukaikan Dojo Coetc)
2°Gabriel Fernandez (IFK-Yantsu Dojo)
3° Martín Machado (IFK-Yantsu Dojo)

14 & 15 years old
1°Guzmán Centurión (IFK-Yantsu Dojo)
2° Joaquín Castro (IFK-Yantsu Dojo)
3° Leonardo Sabella (IFK-Yantsu Dojo)

16 & 17 years old
1° Nahuel Filippini (WKB Hombu Dojo)
2° Jonathan Funez (IFK-Yantsu Dojo)
3° Ian Lugo (Kyokukaikan Dojo Coetc)

Kumite Knockdown - Adults absolute category

1° Gonzalo Bentancur (IFK-Dojo Estribo)
2° Yonathan Perez (IFK-Dojo Estribo)
3° Brian De Los Santos (WKB Hombu Dojo)
4° Raúl Rodriguez (IFK-Dojo Estribo)

Special mentions:
Tameshiwari (highest number of broken boards in the adults semifinal instance): Gonzalo Bentancur (IFK-Dojo Estribo)
Best technique of the tournament: Brian De Los Santos (WKB Hombu Dojo)

Referees:
Chief Referee: Sensei Germán Carballo,  

Shushinis: Senpai Santiago Mosco, Senpai Noelia Fabre and Senpai Mario Hornos. 

Fukushins & Arbitrators: Senpais Gonzalo Díaz, Maite De León, Cesar Acosta, Jonathan Fúnez, Matías Laíno, Martín Rucci, Claudia López and Matías Arenas.

Officials: 
Senpai Rocío Gonzalez y Florencia Muniz.

Dojos that participated in the tournament: 
Yantsu Dojo (IFK-Mercedes) Instructor: Mario Hornos
Kanku Dojo (IFK-Dolores) Instructor:  Mario Hornos
Dojo Estribo (Montevideo) Instructor: German Carballo
Sai Dojo (Montevideo) Instructor: Richard Giordano
WKB Hombu Dojo (Montevideo) Instructor: Gustavo Matos
Dojo Coetc (Montevideo) Instructor: Walter Urruzola
Chugi Dojo (IFK-Salinas) Instructor: Maite de León
Tameshiwari Dojo (IFK-Salto) Instructor: Gonzalo Díaz

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to make this event possible. Until the next one!

OSU

I.F.K. Kyokushin Uruguay
A.K.K.U. Asociación Kyokushin Kai Uruguay. 
www.ifk-uruguay.com

IFK World Kata Championships 2019 announced

We are pleased to announce the IFK World Kata Championships will be held in Papendal, Netherlands, on the 27th April 2019.

This event will be for adult and U18 participants selected by their IFK Country Representatives.

All details will be loaded onto the event website shortly.

The IFK will also hold an International Seminar at the Papendal Sportscentre from 24th April - 26th April. This seminar is for all styles and not restricted to only IFK.

Seminar participants must be a minimum of 6th Kyu and 14 years old. Any U18 student who attends the camp with a responsible adult in charge.

1st Fight Night - IFK Brazil

The 1st IFK Fight Night held on April 14th was a real success !

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First event of professional karate fights of the year, the evening featured several states of Brazil and different karate schools. With tough fights and several knockouts, we are already seeing the next edition.

IFK Brazil thanks everyone who participates in the event and hope we will be together to make professional full contact karate in Brazil.

IFK Kuwait 15th training camp with Shihan Terry Prescott

We have completed our 15th training camp with Shihan Terry Prescott, it was held between the 8th to 10th of March 2018.

The level of techniques and spirit which Shihan Terry gave made this camp another successful camp of IFK Kuwait.

We are very proud to be instructed by Shihan Terry from the BKK and we look forward for more training with him in the near future.

IFK Poland 23rd Winter Camp held on 16th to 18th February

IFK Poland held their 23rd Winter Camp with Vice President Shihan David Pickthall with Country Rep Sensei Dariusz Struski from the 16-18 February in Rzeszow.

 

Karateka from Poland IFK and Shinkyokushin and also visitors from Israel and Belarus took part in the camp that focused on all elements for the IFK. Thanks go to Sensei Jan Wac for organising the event

Happy 25th Anniversary IFK Ukraine

IFK Ukraine their celebrated their 25th anniversary with a seminar at the headquarters in Kiev. 

Country representative Shihan Oleg Sereda invited international instructors to the event with Vice President Shihan David Pickthall leading the main sessions with the assistance of Shihan Andrew Turner GB and Shihan Dmitry Aleknovich Belarus.

There was also a successful dan test and of a superb celebration meal in a traditional Ukrainian restaurant.

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Christian Nugent (1958-2018)

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With deep sadness we announce the passing of the Christian Nugent the Country Representative of the Reunion Islands. 

Originally a Godan in Shotokan Christian joined the IFK in 2013 working with the representative in Mauritius to integrate into the organisation he became a Nidan in Kyokushin in 2016.

Our condolences are with the family at this difficult time.

1958-2018

RIP