3rd Traditional Karate European Children’s Cup: 19.10.2013, Peterborough

3rd Traditional Karate European Children’s Cup is now history. The competition took place on 19th Oct. in the main sports hall at Bushfield Leisure Centre in Peterborough, UK. We had a chance to watch efforts of over 200 young Traditional Karate athletes from 7 countries (UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Armenia, Lithuania, Russia and Latvia). The grand, official opening was delivered by the Mayor of the City of Peterborough, Madam June Stokes – the Honorary Patron of the event – who passed on her appreciation to Traditional Karate Academy Boston for organizing an event of such high standards. Words of appreciation also came from Vice-Consul, Grzegorz Sala who spoke on behalf of the Ambassador of the Polish Republic, Mr. Witold Sobkow. The effort and passion were also noticed and acknowledged by the Mayor of Boston, Mr. Paul Kenny who, inspired by the tournament and volume of action undertaken by the Boston Academy declared his personal engagement into propagating Traditional Karate. Another person who could not have been missed among the guests was sensei Wlodzimierz Kwiecinski, 7 Dan, a/a ITKF Chairman, the mentor or numerous karate athletes in the world. It was him  emphasize that any competition in Traditional Karate is only an integral part of training whose aim is not only becoming better and better on the tatami, but consequently, through those virtues of character shaped by restless effort in Dojo, in the life itself. The main referee was sensei Nelson Carrion, 6 Dan, who commented upon a very high level of technical preparation of the young athletes. There was a special event that drew enormous attention from all the...

Programme of 3rd Traditional Karate European Children’s Cup

17 October 2013 (Thursday) Arrival Registration – tournament office open 6.00pm – 9.00pm Premier Inn Hotel, Norman Cross, Jct16 A1M PE7 3TB 18 October 2013 (Friday) Arrival Registration – tournament office open 9.00am – 8.00pm Premier Inn Hotel, Norman Cross, Jct16 A1M PE7 3TB6:30pm – 7:30pm referee course Bushfield Leisure Centre, Peterborough PE2 5RQ 19 October 2013 (Saturday) 9am – 7pm – 3rd Traditional Karate European Children’s Cup Bushfield Leisure Centre, Peterborough PE2 5RQ Tournament office will be located at Bushfield Leisure Centre, Peterborough PE2 5RQ and will be open during the competition. Lunch for referees will be provided during the event, All competitors will receive their lunch packs during competition. 8.00pm – Sayonara party – 18 years+ £15 (referees – free...

XVI Traditional Karate ITKF World Championship: 6-7.10.2012

For the two days of 6th and 7th October 2012 the Lodz Sports hall Atlas Arena became the host for the 16th Traditional Karate ITKF World Championship. Alongside the main event one could also witness the 2nd Traditional Karate European Children’s Cup, where the youngest athletes came competing, representing Traditional Karate clubs from all over Europe. The very special character of the event was highlighted by the fact that it obtained honorary patronage from the Minister of Sports and Tourism of the Polish Republic, Joanna Mucha. The choice of the venue for the Championships was not at all accidental. Lodz has the status of the craddle of Polish Traditional Karate and this year is 40th anniversary of when its history began when the initial trainings were held with sensei Chiyomaro Shimoda – the first Japanese karate instructor in Poland. Up to the present day the city of Lodz has been the most buoyant centre of Traditional Karate. For the first time the Championships were open for younger age categories. Up to day the competition was only designed for the seniors but the year 2012 has seen major changes and three new groups: cadetts (14-15 yo), juniors (16-17 yo) and youth (18-20) have been allowed to compete. Almost 400 best karate athletes from 27 countries from all over the world competed for World Champions’ medals this year. They represented the sates of: Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Brasil, Canada Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, the UK, Uruguai, the USA and Uzbekistan. The tournament was watched by several thousand enthusiasts...

Traditional Karate European Cup ORLEN 2012

5th Traditional Karate European Cup ORLEN 2012 took place on 26 May 2012 in the Orlen Arena in Plock (Poland). Results of the 5th Traditional Karate European Cup ORLEN 2012 Women: 1. Justyna Marciniak – Poland 2. Malgorzata Baranowska – Poland 3. Anna Stachurska – Poland 4. Marta Niewczas – Poland 5. Dovile Aladaityte – Lithuania 6. Maria Depta – Poland 7. Kathrin Hubatsch – Germany 8. Fanny Riols – France Men: 1. Rafal Wajda – Poland 2. Damian Stasiak – Poland 3. Dejan Nedev – Macedonia 4. Jakub Stepan – Czech Republic 5. Paul Brunner – Germany 6. Thomas El Marhomy – France 7. Vladimir Pucha – Ukraine 8. Gevorg Sargsyan – Armenia In the European Cup start the athletes appointed by the Technical Committee of the International Traditional Karate Federation (ITKF). Competitions are set by the individual cup system. 8 players and 8 female players start in the technical events (kitei, kata) and in close combat – they must demonstrate a comprehensive technical...

Seminar with sensei Wlodzimierz Kwiecinski: 5-6 May 2012

The weekend of 5 – 6th May 2012 saw sensei W.K. 7th Dan ITKF leading a training seminar in Traditional Karate in Boston, Lincs (UK). It was already the biggest of the three seminars with sensei organised by the Traditional Karate Academy Boston (TKAB) so far. Among the participants there were, among others, ex UK National Squad members, currently leading country’s instructors. Sensei Wlodzimierz Kwiecinski also carried out Master Grades exam. As a result Zbigniew Godzisz, the founder and president of TKAB, was awarded his 3rd Dan Master...