Message from WKO President ( March & April 2020 )

Dear Branch Chiefs and Contacts,

Thank you for your continuous support towards WKO.
Due to the worldwide spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), countries around the world have taken measures to prevent further infection, and we are continuing our activities in line with such guidance. I would like to express my sincere sympathies to those recovering from this unprecedented virus, and my heartfelt condolences for the precious lives lost. I also wish to express my deep appreciation to all of the hospital and medical staff, who are dedicating each moment of each day in difficult conditions to battle this virus and save lives. Thank you for your noble work.

European Black Belt Seminar & Referee Course 2020

Date: March 6-8, 2020
Place: Stara Wies, Poland
Organizer: EKO (WKO Europe Region) & PFKS (WKO Poland Branch)

On March 6-8, the European Black Belt Seminar and Referee Course was held in Poland. The seminar and course was organized by the EKO and PFKS (Polsih Karate Federation Shinkyokushinkai).

Postponement of the Dream Festival 2020 International Championship

At the JKO board meeting in March (held on 27th March), it was decided to postpone the Dream Festival 2020 International Championship. (The alternative dates are to be determined later.)
The postponed Dream Festival will be held as a national championship, not as an international version.

3rd All KPK Children Cup Full Contact Shinkyokushin Karate Tournament 2020 in Peshawar

Date: February 7, 2020
Place: Peshawar, Pakistan
Organizer: Pakistan branch (Branch Chief Sahibzada Al Hadi)

Pakistan branch (Branch Chief Sahibzada Al Hadi) organized the 3rd All KPK Children Cup Full Contact Shinkyokushin Karate Tournament on 7th February 2020 in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Eighty-five players participated in this event.

Poland Carpathia Karate Cup 2020

Date: February 1-2, 2020
Place: Rzeszow, Poland
Organizer: Rzeszow Fight Sports Club “System” (Tomasz Basiak Branch)

The Carpathia Karate Cup 2020 was held on February 1-2 at Rzeszow, Poland.