Message from WKO President (May 2021)

Dear Branch Chiefs and Contacts,
Thank you for your continuous support towards the further development of WKO. In Japan, the cherry blossom season has passed, and we are enjoying the fresh green leaves of May. In relation to the infection prevention measures in this prolonged COVID-19 crisis, I would like to express my sincere appreciation towards the medical staff and the essential workers that support our social lives for their efforts. It is also important for us to continue infection prevention measures at the personal level in our social lives, so that we can minimize our infection risk and the work burden of the medical staff and essential workers.

Indonesia Karate Seminar & Dan Test 2021

Date: March 27-28, 2021
Place: Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia
Organizer: WKO Shinkyokushinkai Indonesia

The annual Karate Seminar and Black Belt Examination took place on 27th and 28th March in Salatiga city of Central Java. After being postponed one month from the original schedule, finally, the event was carried out smoothly. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, around 120 out of 157 registered members participated.

New Zealand Troy Branch – 2021 March Match Fights and Kata Challenge

Date: March 20, 2021
Place: Napier, New Zealand
Organizer: WKO New Zealand Branch Chief Virgil Troy

 WKO New Zealand March Match Fights and Kata Challenge took place Saturday 20 March 2021, in New Zealand’s historic Art Deco capital, Napier.

Message from WKO President (April 2021)

Dear Branch Chiefs and Contacts,

I hope you are all doing well, despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. In Japan, the cherry blossoms reached full bloom a little earlier than usual, and schools have entered the new school year. In the passing of time, even in this COVID-19 crisis, I can feel the forming of energy and new life, and I look forward to seeing the fresh green leaves in May.

European Black Belt Seminar & Referee Course 2021

Date: March 12-14, 2021
Place: Stara Wies, Poland
Organizer: Polish Karate Shinkyokushinkai Federation

 The black belt seminar and a course for referees of the Polish Karate Shinkyokushinkai Federation took place on March 12-14, 2021, at the European Budo Center Dojo Stara Wies.