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7TH GRAND PRIX KWF TOKYO 2020
2020-03-19
On March 1, 2020, the 7th KWF Grand Prix Open Tournament was held in Tokyo, which was attended by over 600 competitors from 10 countries fighting in the weight categories of seniors and juniors. On behalf of KWF, the tournament was opened by Secretary General Andre Drewniak, who celebrated with a minute's silence the memory of the Honorary President and founder of KWF Loek Hollander and discussed his outstanding services in promoting Kyokushin in Europe and the world, also as a member of the Board of IKO and a student of Mas. Oyama.
The organizer of seven Grand Prix Shihan Noriyuki Tanaka received the KWF Cup for ten years of sacrifice to the development of KWF in Japan and around the world.
Honorary guests were: Secretary of the KWU Alexander Pichkunov, AKR Director Sergey Suvorov, CR of China Noriyasu Hamai and CR Kazakhstan Muktar Juldasssov and 9 representatives of the Japanese kyokushin organizations . Several meetings devoted to KWF development and cooperation with Japan were held.
The organizer of the annual Grandprix was Country Representative of Japan Noriyuki Tanaka.

1. GRANDPRIX 2. JUNIORS 3. AWARDS

  

4. TV INTERVIEW 5. SIGHTSEEING

  


FUNERAL OF SHIHAN LOEK HOLLANDER
2020-02-22
February 22, 2020 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands took place the last farewell to the honorary president of KWF shihan Loek Hollander 10th dan. Several hundred people attended the funeral, including many karateka in karategi from around the world. Close friends and associates of shihan Hollander from NKKO and board members of Kyokushin World Federation - president shihan Antono Pinero 9. dan, secretary general shihan Andre Drewniak 9. dan and treasurer shihan Lars Hogquist 7. dan carried the coffin of the deceased to a place of eternal rest. Farewell speech was given by 10 people, including shihan Antonio Pinero. Gathered goodbye to the master with one of his beloved techniques seiken chudan tsuki.

Rest in peace, Shihan. OSU!

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KWF BOARD STATEMENT REGARDING THE DEATH OF SHIHAN LOEK HOLLANDER.
2020-02-18

We express our deepest regrets by the loss of President Loek Hollander.

He was our founder and a great leader.

He made a huge contribution to the success of our democratic Kyokushin World Federation.


He remains a great example of highest Kyokushin spirit and devotion all over the world.


We were honored to work under his presidency.


His way in Kyokushin inspires us to work harder.


May his soul rest in peace.

Osu.


Signed:

President of Kyokushin World Federation shihan Antonio Pinero,
Vice President shihan Hristo Traikov
General Secretary shihan Andre Drewniak
Treasurer shihan Lars Hogquist
Member of the Board shihan Mauricio Alvarado
Members of the Board shihan Leslaw Samitowski
Member of the Board shihan Daniel Trifu

 

 


NEW YEAR'S TRAINING UNDER THE 2-DAY SEMINAR WITH SHIHAN ALEKSANDER PICHKUNOV 11-12 JANUARY 2020 IN KRAKÓW (POLAND)
2020-01-20

11-12 January 2020 in Krakow at the Sports Hall of the MDK Scout House ul. Reymana 18 was held with the participation of 118 Dojo Operators, instructors and players 2-day Seminar combined with New Year's training. The trainings were led by shihan Alexander Pichkunov 5 dan - medalist of the Kyokushin World Championship, he trained and fought in Tokyo in K-1 together with shihan Francisco Filho for 6 years. Also participated: shihan Andrzej Drewniak, shihan Andrzej Krawontka, shihan Robert Kopciowski, shihan Witold Stolarczyk, shihan Zdzislaw Niedzwiedz, shihan Janusz Piórkowski, shihan Bogdan Swiatkowski and shihan Robert Kern from Hungary.

The subject of the seminar were general development and specialized exercises shaping Kyokushin stamina, improving techniques with a partner and on equipment, as well as combinations for fighting. Shihan Pichkunov showed many specialized exercises used in professional boxing and K-1. As part of accompanying events, there was a 2 hour meeting of Dojo Operators and Sayonara. The seminar was organized by the Polish Kyokushinkai Organization (KWF POLAND) and MDK Scout House.

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4. KWU KYOKUSHIN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS , KAZAKHSTAN, 7-8.12.2019
2020-01-10

4. KWU KYOKUSHIN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS , KAZAKHSTAN, 7-8.12.2019

4. Kyokushin KWU World Championships in weight categories were held on December 7-8, 2019 at the Municipal Sports Hall in the city of Nur-Sultan, formerly Astana in Kazakhstan, with 247 competitors from about 45 countries fighting in 16 weight classes senior men and women. The spectacular opening of the championships took place with the use of the latest stage and computer designs and lighting effects, referring to the legends of the samurai katana sword and the taiko battle drum. The prelude ended the equally effective entry of teams with national flags.

The honorary members of the KWU committee were: shihan Yuri Trutnev, shihan Ivo Kamenov, shihan Antonio Pinero, shihan Hatsuo Royama, shihan David Pickthall, shihan Andre Drewniak, shihan Ramil Gabbasov, shihan Aleksandr Pichkunov and representatives of the Ministry of Sport and the main sponsor of Mineral Company Azeral All the mentioned persons presented prizes to the winners of individual categories.

As part of the World Championships there were several official and unofficial meetings of the KWU Board, judges training, meeting for all players, city tour and Sayonara party.

The KWF Management Board congratulates the success of the National Representatives and their KWF players who won medals: Armenia - 1st place in - 60 kg Artur Arushanyan, Iran - 2nd place in - 80 kg Mohammad Asadi Amin, 3rd place in - 70 kg Behzad Khezi, 3rd place in - 65 kg Mohammad Sadegh Ghanbari, The Netherlands - 2nd in + 75 kg Roxanne Ramselaar, Japan - 3rd in - 65 kg Atsuki Ono, 3rd in -80 kg Jo Miyahara.
The main referee of the championships was shihan Yuri Trutnev, secretary general Alexander Pichkunov and organizational director Sergey Suvorov - all from Moscow.

BRIEFING / OPENING CEREMONY / KUMITE / AWARDS / SIGTHSEEING

   

 


2020-01-09  THE 4TH KWU KYOKUSHIN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, NUR-SULTAN, 7-8 DECEMBER 2019
2019-12-12  CO-CHAIRMAN OF KWU YURI TRUTNEV WAS HONORED 6 DAN
2019-10-29  THE 33RD EUROPEAN KYOKUSHIN CHAMPIONSHIP PORTUGAL 25-26 OCTOBER, 2019


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