1st Traditional Karate Young Talents Tournament: 08.02.2015

On Sunday 8th February 2015 we held our 1st Traditional Karate Young Talents Tournament at the Peter Paine Sports Centre, Boston. The competition was a huge success, with students 13 years old and below of varying grade taking part. The event was a Indyvidual Kata, Team Kata and Kumite, each with their own subcategories of age and grade. RESULTS:   KUMITE 6 kyu and above 1. Adriana Peiseniece 2. Matvejs Pekuskins 3. David Swiech, Filip Majchrzak KATA 6 kyu and above 1. Adriana  Peiseniece 2. Matvejs Pekuskins 3. Fillip Majchrzak, Kornelia Malczewska 2006-2007 up to 7 kyu 1. Kiril Snikeris 2. Alina Rubina 3. Patryk Godzisz, Jan Kowalik 2008 and younger up to 7 kyu 1. Ernest Skarzynskij 2. Karina Gomez 3. Patryk Kojro, Julia Gemzala 2005+ up to 7 kyu 1. Kacper Wielgosz 2. Gabriela Nadolna 3. Jakub Jojko, Mikolaj Zlamaniec TEAM KATA 1. TKAB1 (Kornelia Malczewska, David Swiech, Filip Majchrzak) 2. TKAB2 (Adriana Peiseniece, Matvejs Pekuskins, Patryk Godzisz) 3. TKAS (Kacper Wielgosz, Jan Kowalik, Timofiej Kabak) OKAMI Bournemouth (Dawid Wisniewski, Matthew Everett, Jakub...

World Championships Geneva 2014: 24–26.10.2014

During the weekend of 24 – 26 Oct 2014 Geneva, Switzerland saw the biggest, most prestigeous Traditional Karate tournament – 17th Traditional Karate World Championships. Together with the accompanying 1st Traditional Karate Children’s World Cup, the event attracted well over 700 participants from 24 countries from all over the world, to mention Russia, United States, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Israel, Ukraine, Uruguay, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Italy, Japan, Uzbekistan, Austria, Tunisia, Switzerland, France, Moldova and Venezuela. The President of United Kingdom Traditional Karate Federation (UKTKF), Mr Kenny Taylor, nominated some members of Traditional Karate Academy Boston (TKAB) for UK National Squad. The competition was very strong as all the teams represented highest standards of performance. Thus it should be considered a great success on the part of our Club to advance as high as to individual kumite quarter-finals, where Pawel Kutermankiewicz had to acknowledge the advantage of his opponent while fighting for the bronze medal....

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...

International Traditional Karate Seminar Gasshuku, 13-18.08.2013, Stara Wies (Poland)

International Traditional Karate Seminar Gasshuku 2013 took place on August 13-18, 2013 at the Japanese Martial Arts and Sports Centre ‘Dojo – Stara Wies’ (Poland). The seminar gathered 300 participants from 17 countries: Austria, Brasil, Canada, Czech Republic, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, United Kingdom, Venezuela and Poland. The International Summer Camp Gasshuku 2013 was conducted by the world’s top Karate Masters: sensei Robert Fusaro 9 Dan (USA) and sensei Avi Rokah 7 Dan (USA). Special guest instructors: sensei Katsuya Ishiyama 9 Dan (Venezuela), sensei Ilija Jorga 10 Dan (Serbia) and sensei Keibun Oura 7 Dan (Okinawa – Japan). Sensei Wlodzimierz Kwiecinski 7 Dan ITKF (Poland) was responsible for the coordination of the Gasshuku. Summer Gasshuku 2013 took place at the very special moment in the history of Traditional Karate. By the decision of the ITKF Extraordinary General Meeting which was held on August 17, 2013 at the Japanese Martial Arts and Sports Centre ‘Dojo – Stara Wies’, the ITKF headquarters will be moved to Geneva (Switzerland). The reorganized ITKF will be a non-governmental international organization (NGO) which will promote the Traditional Karate following the decision of the 101st Session of the International Olympic Committee and in accordance with the “ITKF Competition Rules”. The ITKF will be a common platform organization for many schools and styles of Traditional Karate which are practiced worldwide. The proposal to move the ITKF headquarters to Geneva (Switzerland) and the new ITKF Statute was approved by 28 following countries: Armenia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Moldova, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russia,...