Message from WKO President ( December 2020 & January 2021 )

Dear Branch Chiefs and Contacts,
Thank you for your hard work for the further promotion of Budo Karate. This will be the last newsletter for this year. I believe that all of you are busy with year-end activities, and due to the escalating situation of the COVID-19 crisis, I imagine that you are having to cope with various inconvenient factors. With the mental strength to change emergencies into opportunities, let us focus on our inner selves in our continuous training, and further polish our minds and bodies.

All Russian Shinkyokushinkai Championship

Date: November 28, 2020
Place: Moscow Martial Arts Center
Organizers: Russian WKO Federation (Shihan Leonid Ilyushkin) and Sports Club “Bushido” (Shihan Konstantin Bely).
Photos by Yury Vishniakov and Viktor Rozhkov

On November 28, the Russian Shinkyokushinkai Championship took place at the Moscow Martial Arts Center. Due to the restrictions associated with the coronavirus, the organizing committee had to deal with various challenges. The championship was postponed three times before the final venue was agreed with the state authorities. Moreover, Russia’s supervisory authorities demanded additional restrictions, such as holding competitions without spectators, “contactless” awarding of prizes, the obligatory presence of protective masks for all participants of the event, etc.
In addition, due to COVID disease, several strong athletes – prizewinners of the last Russian championship, declined the participation. Nevertheless, the tournament was excellent and at a high level. One hundred forty competitors from 24 regions competed and showed excellent technique and a real will to win.
The collective efforts of the Organizing Committee headed by Shihan Leonid Ilyushkin and Shihan Konstantin Bely brought this event to great success.
The tournament was attended by the Honorary President of the Shinkyokushinkai Federation of Russia, Mr.Sergey Ryabukhin, WKO Russia Regional Representative, Shihan Yuri Shabanov, and the Executive Committee Chairman of the Russian Kyokushinkai Association, Mr.Sergey Suvorov.
Russian Championship Results

Uzbekistan Branch Masterclass

Date: 5 December 2020
Place: Navoi city, Uzbekistan
Organizer: WKO Uzbekistan branch (Branch Chief Khasan Nazarov)

 Uzbekistan branch held the Masterclass by Branch Chief Khasan Nazarov on 5th December at “Nur-Has,” the Uzbekistan branch dojo in Navoi city on the occasion of the 28th Anniversary of the constitution of Uzbekistan.

The 1st Kgosigadi-Mbokodo, All Female Kyokushin Training Camp

Date: 23 – 25 October 2020
Place: Ga-Mathakga Lodge, Klerksdorp, North West Province, South Africa
Organizers/host: WKO Branch Chief Sindephi Thomas Mayekani

South African full contact Kyokushin karate females held the 1st All Female Kyokushin Karate Training Camp with the assistance and support of sensei Thomas Mayekani and WKO Matlosana branch and the approval of WKO South Africa/Africa region president.

Limpopo Province National Heritage Day celebration and Tatami sponsorship

Date: September 24, 2020
Place: Phalaborwa, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Organizers/host: WKO branch Chief Sydeck Monyela and Sempai Frans Seabi

On 24 September 2020, Phalaborwa Shinkyokushinkai spent the day celebrating the National Heritage Day with training organized by WKO branch chief Sempai Sydeck and Sempai Frans Seabi.