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Almaty Winter Camp 2020

Date: January 4-7, 2020
Place: Arystan, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Organizer: Kazakhstan Branch Chief Adilbek Irsembetov

Almaty Shinkyokushinkai Organization (Branch Chief Adilbek Irsembetov) held a traditional Winter Camp in Alatau Mountains during the New Year holidays.

The 18th International Junior Tournament “Young Master”

Date: December 28, 2019
Place: Sports hall “Moscow Center of Martial Arts”, Moscow, Russia,
Organizer: Yuriy Shabanov WKO Russia Branch – Dojo Sport Club “Bushido”, head Konstantin Bely, 5 Dan

450 Karateka from 25 regions of Russia, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan and Abkhazia republic participated in the 18th International Junior Tournament “Young Master” in Shinkyokushinkai WKO which was organized by the Sport Club “Bushido” (Yuriy Shabanov WKO Russia Branch, Russia Shinkyokushinkai Karate Federation) in Moscow on Saturday December 28, 2019.

Uzbekistan 9th International Cup among Children and Juniors & the 12th International Championship in Absolute Weight Category

Date: December 14-16, 2019
Place: Navoi city, Uzbekistan
Organizer: Uzbekistan Branch

Country Representative Branch Chief Khasan Nazarov organized two international tournaments in Navoi where he invited competitors from foreign countries.

Special Demonstration at the 31st Japanese Culture Festival in Taiwan

Date: December 8, 2019
Place: Taipei, Taiwan
Organizer: TAIWAN Japanese Association Culture Working Group, and Taiwan Branch

On December 8, 2019, Taiwan Branch members carried out a special Karate demonstration at the 31st Japanese Culture Festival which was organized by TAIWAN Japanese Association Culture Working Group in Taipei.

Message from WKO President (December 2019 & January 2020)

Dear Branch Chiefs and Contacts,

Time flies quickly, and this will be the last newsletter for the year. Although you may be busy with year-end activities, I hope that all of you are doing fine in your country and region.
Last month, we held the 12th World Open Karate Championship, and at the venue packed to full capacity, the 204 strong competitors selected from 101 countries and areas around the world, represented their country and region with honor and carried out spectacular battles. Yuji Shimamoto won the men’s category, and Juri Minamihara won the women’s category. Especially for Shimamoto, this was his second consecutive victory, a remarkable feat in world history. I wish to express my sincere congratulations and respect towards their continuous effort that enabled them to win the world title. Congratulations on your victory. Thank you to all competitors that demonstrated the result of their hard training in the great battles. You did your best and you touched our hearts.