WKO Recommended Dan Promotions

The WKO Board Meeting was held at the Tokyo Dome Hotel on November 7 (Thu.), 2019 as part of the series of events related to the 12th World Open Karate Championship.
The recommended Dan promotions discussed and approved at the WKO Grading Committee Meeting held the same day, were brought up at the meeting, and also approved by the WKO Board.
Recommended Dan promotions are discussed once every 2 years, and for 6th Dan and higher, the long term contribution to the organization, and for 5th Dan and lower, the age, health, injury history, and past achievements of the candidate are examined carefully.

List of Candidates for Recommended Promotion

The12th Karate World Championship Result

1st:Yuji Shimamoto
2nd:Maciej Mazur
3rd:Daiki Kato
4th:Valeri Dimitrov
5th:Kosei Ochiai
6th:Eventas Guzauskas
7th:Yuto Eguchi
8th:Ilya Yakovlev
Best Fighting Spirit:Yuto Eguchi
Best Technique:Nazar Nasirov

1st:Juri Minamihara
2nd:Inga Mikstaite
3rd:Irina Valieva
4th:Yui Kikukawa
Best Fighting Spirit:Yui Kikukawa
Best Technique:Irina Valieva

Canada Gilbert Branch First Shinkyokushin Outdoor Seminar

Date: October 6, 2019
Place: Mount-Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Organizer: Branch Chief Andre Gilbert

The first Shinkyokushin outdoor seminar in open air was organized by Shihan André Gilbert.

The 4th Limpopo Shinkyokushinkai Karate Championship

Date: September 7, 2019
Place: Hans Van Rensburg Hall, Mokopane Town, Limpopo Province
Organizers/host: WKO Branch Chief Phillip Khazamula Nkuna

The Limpopo WKO Shinkyokushinkai Karate branch hosted a very successful tournament, The 4th Limpopo Shinkyokushinkai Karate Championship on September 7, 2019.

The 12WC Tournament Draw with match numbers

The 12th World Karate Championship tournament draw with match numbers can be downloaded from the following link.

12WC Tournament Draw with match numbers

Please also confirm that there was a change in No. 94 for the men category, with Stefan Chervenkov (Sweden) replacing Milad Samizade (Sweden).