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INFORMATION FROM SHIHAN ANTONIO PINERO (9TH DAN) - KWF PRESIDENT ABOUT WAR SITUATION AT UKRAINE AND EUROPEAN KYOKUSHIN CHAMPIONSHIP.
2022-04-01

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Звернення Президента KWF Антоніо Піньеро

ВСЕСВІТНЯ ФЕДЕРАЦІЯ КІОКУСИН (KWF) Іспанія, 12 березня 2022

Шановні члени KWF, сіхани, сенсеї, семпаї та всі послідовники кіокусін, прямо зараз світ зіткнувся із трагічною ситуацією. Ніхто не хоче війни в Європі. KWF проти цієї війни, як і решта. Сосай Ояма через кіокусин хотів сприяти миру в усьому світі, утримуючись від світової політики. Ми несемо відповідальність за цю спадщину. Ми робимо це, тренуючись разом, організовуючи міжнародні чемпіонати та пізнаючи кіокусин таким, яким він має бути. Все це обмежується нинішньою війною між Україною та Росією. KWF буде дотримуватися прийнятих міжнародних санкцій. Чемпіонат Європи, який планувалось провести в Україні, переноситься. У червні KWF буде ухвалено рішення про проведення Чемпіонату Європи 2022 року.Ми розуміємо, що це стосується багатьох наших спортсменів кіокусін, і сподіваємося, що ці жахливі події закінчаться якнайшвидше. Насамперед, наші думки з українським народом та всіма, хто стикається з особистими стражданнями підчас цієї війни. 


IX SPANISH WINTERCAMP IN VILLANUA
2022-04-30

The IX Spanish Wintercamp was held in Villanua (Huesca-Spain) from 5 to 7 of March. 90 participants of diferents dojos participated at the camp. The classes covered all aspects of kyokushin: kihon, Kata, kumite, self defence and Tameshiwari. The camp was directed by shihan Fernando Perez (6 dan) together others shihans and senseis.


SEMINAR WITH SHIHAN ALEXANDR PICHKUNOV, KRAKÓW (POLAND)
2022-02-24
On February 18-20, 2022, the National Kyokushin Seminar took place in the YMCA Fighting Sports Hall in Krakow, with the participation of 120 dojo managers, instructors and players, led by Shihan Alexandr Pichkunov (medalist of the Kyokushin World Championships, 6 years trained and fought in Tokyo in K-1 with shihan Francisco Filho).
The topic of the seminar was general development and specialist exercises shaping the Kyokushin stamina, technique improvement, exercises with a partner and with equipment, and combinations for combat. Shihan Pichkunov demonstrated specialized exercises used in professional boxing and K-1. The accompanying events included: A lecture by an expert on sports medicine, a conference of managers of centers and Sayonara.

18-20 февраля 2022 г. в Зале боевых видов спорта YMCA в Кракове состоялся Национальный семинар по киокушин с участием 120 руководителей додзё, инструкторов и игроков под руководством сихана Александра Пичкунова (призер чемпионата мира по киокушин, 6 лет тренировался и дрался в Токио в К-1 с сиханом Франсиско Филью).
Темой семинара были общеразвивающие и специальные упражнения на формирование выносливости киокушинкай, совершенствование техники, упражнения с партнером и со снаряжением, комбинации для единоборства. Шихан Пичкунов продемонстрировал специализированные упражнения, используемые в профессиональном боксе и К-1. Сопутствующие мероприятия: Лекция эксперта по спортивной медицине, конференция руководителей центров и Сайонара.

KWF RUSSIA SEMINAR IN YEKATERINBURG WITH SHIHAN ANTONIO PINERO (9.DAN) AND ALEXANDER PICHKUNOV (5.DAN)
2022-01-27
On January 22, 2022, two All-Russian seminars were held in Yekaterinburg under the guidance of Shihan Antonio Pinero and Shihan Alexander Pichkunov. Athletes from 22 cities took part in the seminars.
The number of participants in the first workshop was about 300 people. The second seminar was for black belts in the amount of 40 people.
January 23 went to the test. The exam was taken by shihan Antonio Pinero and a three-person committee of shihan Alexander Pichkunov, regional representative in Nizhny Novgorod sensei Rasim Samedov, regional representative in Sverdlovsk region sensei Evgeny Bocharov. Igonin Vyacheslav passed to the fifth dan. Alyoshin Yury, Dubinov Alexey passed to the fourth dan. Aleksey Kokovin passed to the third dan. Lavonin Danil, Mikhailov Dmitry, Fattakhova Guzel passed to the second dan. Pribavkin Maxim, Bocharov Nikita, Galanov Dmitry, Kuznetsova Olesya, Gavrilov Alexey, Chernykh Anastasia passed to the first dans.
Antonio Pinero has appointed Sensei Evgeny Bocharov as the representative of KWF in Russia.

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT OF KWF TO ALL MEMBERS.
2021-12-27

Spain, December 22nd 2021,

Dear KWF members, Shihan, Senseis, Senpais and all other Kyokushin friends,

We have come to the end of a year with harsh conditions. A year in which we had hoped that the COVID pandemic would come to an end. But nothing could be further from the truth. The opposite is happening. Many countries face the fourth wave of infections and are in lockdown again. People are still suffering, facing setbacks and personal loss, sometimes even losing loved ones because of this pandemic.

Following the martial way, is like scaling a cliff, continuing upwards without rest. It demands absolute and unfaltering devotion to the task athand.1 – Sosai Masutatsu Oyama

This second motto of Sosai Oyama says it all, to follow the Kyokushin way we must not give in, and we must persevere in our struggle against COVID. We cannot allow this elusive enemy to break our will to continue our quest on the path of Kyokushin.

Right now, it is important to ensure that we are not only physically healthy but also mentally and spiritually fit. Right now, we need to be aware of the strong connection between Zen and Kyokushin. As Sosai stated in This is Karate, “Karate is Zen. Without Zen, karate is nothing more than dancing2.” By pursuing a state of mushin or nothingness as Sosai refers to this3, we can banish all unwanted thoughts and distractions from our minds and throw ourselves fully into our Kyokushin. Only then we will overcome this difficult period and be ready for the future where COVID no longer defines our lives.

Once again, this year we were faced with losing another one of the founding fathers of contemporary Kyokushin. During my trip to the summer camp in Varna, I received the sad news of the passing of Hanshi Steve Arneil. Hanshi Arneil and I met in the early years of Kyokushin in the 1960s. Since then, we have made many memories on different occasions all over the world. I loved working with him and cherish the moments we had together. He will be missed.

Fortunately, there have also been good moments in this last year. You all have shown that we are not to be taken for one ride, and where the situation allowed, we held camps and tournaments. There have been exams all over the world during camps for higher grades. At the camps I attended, I found enthusiastic people who were happy that we could do Kyokushin.

Besides that, we have been able to organize two large and important championships: the European Championship and the World Championship, both in Poland. In this way, KWF has shown that we continue in the spirit of Sosai Oyama. In a responsible way we have done what we do best: Kyokushin. We could never have realized this without your enthusiasm, help and participation. Also, I want to pay my respects to all the participants. Despite all the limitations they were well prepared and therefore the quality of both championships was very high.

Last year we made a start with several reforms within the KWF. We have new statutes, and the headquarters of the organization is now centralized in Spain. This has many advantages and makes regulations and financial matters easier and more transparent. This will also make the KWF stronger and future-proof.

When we founded the KWF ten years ago in 2011, our ambition was to practice Kyokushin as Sosai Oyama intended and build a strong organization. In the last two difficult years, we have shown that we succeeded in that. We are an organization with a strong mutual bond. Karateka from all over the world are working, training and fighting together, to make Kyokushin bigger. Together we must walk the path of the warrior, work hard and not let us be distracted by additional issues such as money and power, degrees, profit and loss. As Sosai stated in his 8th motto:

The nature and purpose of the Martial Way is universal. All selfish desires should be roasted in the tempering fires of hard training.4  – Sosai Masutatsu Oyama

Together we live the Kyokushin life. Teaching Kyokushin all over the world, aiming to make the world a more beautiful place and making people stronger and happier in life through Kyokushin. That is what we stand for and it makes me proud to see you all working together to fulfill Sosai’s dream.

I want to thank you all for your good work and your loyalty, and I look forward working with you in the next year and meeting you soon in good health.

I wish you all happy holidays and a new year full of prosperity, health, and happiness.

OSU!

Antonio Pinero

President KWF

 

 

1  Masutatsu Oyama, 2nd motto of eleven mottos of Mas. Oyama
2 Masutatsu Oyama, This is Karate, Revised edition 1978, 23 §1-2, 320
3 Ibid, §1
4 Masutatsu Oyama, 8th motto of eleven mottos of Mas. Oyama


2021-10-14  KYOKUSHIN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AT TAURON ARENA KRAKOW
2021-11-13  
2021-11-13  TECHNICAL AND GRADUATION TRAINING CAMP IN NORWAY WITH SHIHAN PINERO KWF PRESIDENT.


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