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Our team Kyokushin Karate returned from the European Championships for men and women in the Netherlands, which was organized by Kyokushin World Federation (KWF), with seven medals.

Two of them are silver and five bronze and native delegation determine our performance as good because the competition was overwhelming. Michaela Ivanova and Christian Doychev were very close to the title, but left with silver medals. Ivanova even finished the final match with a broken nose.

I think it's very good ranking for us. The team is relatively young and yet we face big win. We had the opportunity for a gold medal, but had no luck. Fate was not with us," said coach Zahari Damyanov.

For silver medalist Christian Doychev race was very hard. “I lost by a Russian in the final. Before that, I played five matches that were hard and heavy”, he said.

The leader of the delegation Hristo Traikov added: "The race was very hard. There were 426 participants from 26 countries and yet our people performed very well.”

With bronze again remained Hristo Georgiev, Yordan Yordanov, Berkdzhan Shen Doychev Georgi and Dimitar Dimitrov.

The next tournament to native Federation will host, will be held on 3 and 4 December in Varna.

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National youth team of BKKF will take part in Open International Championships Hungary

National youth team of Bulgarian Kyokushin Karate Federation will take part in Open International Championships Hungary, which will be held at 22:10 in Budapest. Cadets / born 1998 and 1999 / representatives: Stilian Petkov, Michael Park and Stoyan Ilchev (65 kg), Ivailo Marinov (70kg) and Christian Stankov (75 kg). In the same age category when girls are: Monika Dimitrova (50 kg), Lubomira Nikolova (60 kg), Donika Zhelyazkova and Sarah Ivanova (+60 kg).
In the age group / 2000 – 2001/, under the adolescents are: Ivan Georgiev (55 kg), Christian Barbov (60 kg), Alex Vulev (65 kg), Valentin Valchanov (70 kg), Vasil Dimitrov and Ivan Popov (+75 kg). In the women's competition will see Valeria Lozanova, Victoria Naskov (55 kg), Anna Bondarev, Mariela Lyubenova, Martina Hadjiiska and Mary Chepilov (+55 kg). Coach Ivan Ivanov and Zhivko Andreev. Physician Dr. Stoyan Stamatov.

Alexander Komanov with gold medal at the First KWU European Championship for men and women in categories

Alexander Komanov won the gold medal in the up to 85 kg catеgory at the First KWU European Championship for men and women in categories, which was held in Belgrade, Serbia. The Bulgarian won the first place after a victory over the Russian Artem Semenov. Komanov also received a special award for "highest sporting spirit".
Another BKKF fighter – Dilyan Nikolov (up to 60 kg) was a step away from the gold medal, but in a very controversial battle with Sergo Armeniyan the Russian became first, and Dilyan – second in the category.Ivan Komanov (up to 70 kg), Iya Kostova (up to 55 kg) and Mihaela Ivanova (up to 65 kg) won silver at the tournament.
Berkdzhan Shen (up to 65 kg) and Kristian Doychev (up to 90 kg) won bronze medals. Thus Bulgaria finished the tournament of the Old Continent with a total of seven medals and strengthened its name among the leaders in Karate Kyokushin.
The prestigious tournament was organized at the initiative of BKKF and KWU and had an excellent organization. General sponsor of the event was the insurance company Armeec which traditionally supports BKKF aiming to popularize this sport in Bulgaria and abroad.

Bulgaria with five finalists at the First KWU European Championship for men and women in categories

The national Karate Kyokushin-kan team of Bulgaria will fight for seven medals at the First KWU European Championship for men and women in categories. The prestigious tournament is held in Belgrade, Serbia and is organized at the initiative of BKKF and KWU.
The BKKF competitors demonstrated enviable qualities in the battles on the first day of the competition. For the gold among men at the finals on Sunday will fight Dilyan Nikolov /up to 60 kg/ and his rival will be Sergo Armeniyan from Russia, while Ivan Komanov will fight for the first place in category up to 70 kg with the Russian Hasai Magomedov. The elder brother of the Komanov family – Alexander /up to 85 kg/, will also fight at the finals, against Artem Semenov from Russia.
Iya Kostova /up to 55 kg/ and Mihaela Ivanova /up to 65 kg/ will fight for the gold among women. At the semifinals Mihaela was knocked twice by her opponent, who used banned techniques. Nevertheless, our girl showed an incredible sportsmanship and character and qualified for the final phase.
For the bronze fought Berkdzhan Shen /up to 65 kg/ and Kristian Doychev /up to 90 kg/.
Georgi Doychev /up to 80 kg/ failed to reach the semifinals, as well as and Deyan Bratkov /up to 75 kg/ due to an injury. Our representative among women in category up to 60 kg Krasimira Mireva dropped out after a controversial fight with her first opponent. The finals and the awards ceremony are on Sunday.

The European elite of Karate Kyokushin gathered in Belgrade

The European elite of Karate Kyokushin gathered in Belgrade. The Serbian capital hosts the First KWU European Championship for men and women in categories. The prestigious tournament is organized on the initiative of the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation and Kyokushin World Union and it aims to further popularize karate and to add it to the Olympic family. In order to be reached the large goal, every two years is organized a World Championship. Our country has already hosted such a large forum in 2013. Then in Arena Armeec Hall were held spectacular fights among the best ones in the world, and now there will be ones in Belgrade, between the European competitors in karate kyokushin. General sponsor of the event is the insurance company Armeec which traditionally supports BKKF aiming to popularize this sport in Bulgaria and abroad. The national team which will represent Bulgaria at the European Championship, is composed of six men and three women. Our athletes are in excellent health and they are ready to throw themselves in the battle for the medals. This time their main competition is again the representatives of Russia. Meanwhile, the referees held a seminar divided into two parts during two days. The first day was focused on the theory relating to uniformity of the standards of KWU, and today was the practical part. The seminar was led by Shihan Ramil Gabasov and Sensei Stoyan Dimov and it was extremely useful for the participants. The First KWU European Championship for men and women in categories begins on Saturday, June 11 in Belgrade. The finals are on Sunday.

The national Karate Kyokushin-kan team of Bulgaria held its first training exercise in Serbia.

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Under the guidance of the coaches Sensei Hristo Hristov and Sensei Zhivko Andreev, the Bulgarian athletes trained in fresh air in the park near the hotel in which they stay.

The BKKF fighters will participate in the First KWU European Championship in categories. The competition will be held in Belgrade on June 11 and 12, 2016.

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Feverish preparations for the European Karate Kyokushin Championship in Belgrade

The team of the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation arrived in the Serbian capital, which will host the First European Karate Kyokushin Championship for men and women in categories. BKKF is one of the organizers of the prestigious tournament, which will take place on June 11 and 12. The fans of Karate Kyokushin will be able to watch spectacular fights among the best ones on the Old Continent.

General sponsor of the tournament is the insurance company Armeec which traditionally supports the activities of BKKF aiming to popularize Karate Kyokushin in Bulgaria and abroad.


 

The national karate kiokushin-kan team of Bulgaria is now in Belgrade, Serbia. There our athletes will participate in the First KWU European Championship in categories on June 11 and 12, 2016.

Our boys and girls will fight for the medals in competition with 165 athletes from 26 countries.

Our female team will be represented by:

Iya Kostova /up to 55 kg/; Krasimira Mireva /up to 60 kg/; Mihaela Ivanova /up to 65 kg/; Rumyana Yanakova /up to 70 kg/.

The men's team will be represented by:

Dilyan Nikolov /up to 60 kg/; Berkdzhan Shen /up to 65 kg/; Ivan Komanov /up to 70 kg/; Deyan Bratkov /up to 75 kg/; Georgi Doychev /up to 80 kg/; Alexander Komanov /up to 85 kg/; Kristian Doychev /up to 90 kg/.


 

Gold and bronze medals for the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation team at the All Japan Tournament 2016

Kristian Doychev of the men's team of Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation is the champion of the Open Kyokushin Kan Championship of Japan in category over 85 kg. He will present BKKF at the European Championship in Serbia as well. The second champion of the team is Ana Bondareva, who won the bronze among the girls in category over 50 kg. Our medalists competed with over 1,000 participants who took part in the All Japan Tournament on April 30 and May 1.

The entire team of BKKF, who was under the guidance of Sensei Nikolay Rachev, the coaches Zhivko Andreev and Ivan Ivanov, fighted with dignity at the contested competition. Besides the two medalists the federation was presented by Kristian Barbov /55+/, Alex Vulev /55+/, Dilyan Dimitrov /55+/, Denis Sabri /55+/, Velizar Gospodinov /50+/, Gergana Paunova /50+/, Anton Kovachev /50+/, Victoria Naskova /50+/ and Ivan Georgiev /55+/. The other members of the team were boys and girls – juniors.



European Championship for Juniors /boys and girls/ – kumite will take place on 03/19/16 in Germany

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After the National Championship in Ruse town was determined the titular team that will present us at the European Championship of Kyokushin-kan Federation, which will be held in Berlin, Germany on 03/19/16. The Head of the Bulgarian delegation will be Sensey Asen Asenov – 5 dan, coaches: Ivan Ivanov and Zhivko Andreev; referees: Sensei Andreyan Ivanov and Sensei Rositsa Petrova, doctor: Stoyan Stamatov. 16 fighters in 12 categories will compete for the medals.

Juniors /14-15 years old/ who will present us:

girls:

Valeria Lozanova /Nadezhda SC – Gabrovo town/ – up to 50 kg and Mariela Lyubenova /Kyokushin SC – Levski town/ – over 55 kg.

boys:

Senai Hassan /Kyokushin SC – Shumen town/ – up to 55 kg, Alex Vulev /Nadezhda SC – Gabrovo town/ – up to 60 kg, Valentin Valchanov /Samurai SC – Burgas city/ – up to 65 kg, Ivan Popov /Samurai SC – Burgas city/ and Vasil Dimitrov /Gladiator SC – Sadovo town/ – over 65 kg.

Juniors /16-17 years old/:

girls:

Monika Dimitrova /Samurai SC – Burgas city/ – up to 55 kg, Sara Ivanova /Samurai SC – Burgas city/, Donika Zhelyazkova /Asken SC – Stara Zagora city/ and Lyubomira Nikolova /Kyokushin SC – Shumen town/ – over 55 kg.
boys:

Stilian Petkov and Martin Marinov /Kyokushin SC – Shumen town/ – up to 60 kg, Mihail Parkov /Tsunami SC – Chirpan town/ – up to 65 kg, Ivailo Marinov /Samurai SC – Burgas city/ – up to 75 kg and Kristian Stankov /Samurai SC – Burgas city/ – over 75 kg.



BKKF launched the competitive year with the National Championship for Juniors (boys and girls) in Ruse

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On February 27, 2016 in Dunav Hall – Ruse town was held the National Championship for Juniors /boys and girls / - kumite and kata. Host of the event was Ipon SC – Ruse town. A total of 100 participants from 21 clubs competed in the battle for the medals.

Special awards were given:

- For the most technical player: Valeria Lozanova and Alex Vulev, both from Nadezhda SC – Gabrovo town;
- For the highest fighting spirit: Senai Hassan from Kyokushin SC – Shumen town and Mariela Lyubenova from Kyokushin SC – Levski town;
- Sensei Rositsa Petrova from Kyokushin SC – Levski town became the best judge of the competition.

At the end of the championship were determined the fighters of the national team who will present us at the upcoming European Championship of Kyokushin-kan Federation for Juniors /boys and girls/ – kumite. It will be held on 03/19/16 in Berlin, Germany.

In the National Calendar lie ahead exams for increasing the degrees in March, as well as the Vereya International Cup for men and women – kumite, which will be held traditionally in the town of Stara Zagora on April 2. On April 9, in Novi Pazar town will be held Oyama National Cup for children up to 10 and 12 years old.



Open Karate Kyokushin Championship of Russia for Adolescents – Boys and Girls

The young fighters of BKKF depart for Russia to demonstrate their skills at the Open Championship for Adolescents on December 12, 2015.

The competitors who will present us are:

BOYS
Up to 45 kg – Senai Hassan /Shumen/
Up to 60 kg – Alex Vulev /"Nadezhda", Gabrovo/
Up to 65 kg – Valentin Valchanov /"Samurai", Bourgas/
Over 65 kg – Vasil Dimitrov /"Gladiator", Sadovo/,  Ivan Popov /"Samurai", Bourgas/

GIRLS
Up to 50 kg – Valeria Lozanova /"Nadezhda", Gabrovo/
Up to 55 kg – Martina Hadzhiiska /Samokov/
Over 60 kg – Maria Chepilova /Samokov/,   Dara Gaytanska /"Bushi-do", Chernomorets/

BOYS
Up to 60 kg – Stilian Petkov /"Ipon", Ruse/
Up to 65 kg – Mihail Parkov /”Tsunami", Chirpan/,  Ivaylo Marinov /"Samurai", Bourgas/
Up to 70 kg – Kristian Stankov /"Samurai", Bourgas/,                    Vladislav Ivanov /"Ipon", Ruse/
Over 75 kg – Georgi Komsiyski /Parvomai /

GIRLS
Up to 50 kg – Monika Dimitrova /"Samurai", Bourgas/, Gabriela Mircheva /"Samurai", Bourgas/
Up to 55 kg – Yoana Andreeva /"Kyokushin", Gabrovo/
Up to 60 kg – Sara Ivanova /"Samurai", Bourgas/, Lyubomira Nikolaeva /Shumen/
Over 65 kg – Donika Zhelyazkova /"Asken", Stara Zagora/

Team coaches are Ivan Ivanov and Zhivko Andreev, doctor – Stoyan Stamatov, referees – Andreyan Ivanov, Miroslav Barbov and Georgi Georgiev. Official representative of BKKF is Nikolay Rachev.


 
 
International Cup “Shumen”, November 2015
 

On 11/21/2015 in the town of Shumen, sports complex "Pliska" was held International Cup "Shumen" for children up to 8,10,12,14 years old, boys and girls, men and women up to 7 kyu and veterans - kumite. The competition was attended by 201 competitors from 23 clubs and three countries in a total of 39 categories. Chief referee of the tournament was Nikolay Rachev and secretary - Prolet Vasileva. The battles were assigned to 20 arbitrators.

Most of the gold medals went to "Champion", Parvomai – 6, "Armeec", Sofia – 5, "Gladiator", Bourgas – 4, "Samurai", Bourgas – 3, "Gladiator", Sadovo – 3.

Most of the silver medals won "Gladiator", Bourgas – 5, "Kyokushin", Shumen – 3, "Bushi-do", Chernomorets – 3, Serbia – 3, "Katana", Veliko Tarnovo – 3, "Academic", Svishtov – 3.

The largest number of bronze went to "Nadezhda", Gabrovo – 10, followed by "Ipon", Ruse – 7, "Gladiator", Bourgas – 6, "Kyokushin", Shumen – 6, "Bushi-do", Chernomorets – 4, TIM, Varna – 4, "Oyama", Novi Pazar – 4, "Armeec", Sofia – 3, Serbia – 3, "Shogun", Sofia – 3, "Kyokushin", Levski – 3, "Kyokushin", Gabrovo – 3.


 
 
Bulgaria has a world champion at the karate kyokushin competition in Russia KWF World 2014
 

The national anthem of Bulgaria – Mila Rodino sounded at the Kyokushin World Championship in Khabarovsk (Russia). Stanislava Boycheva brought BKKF a title from the world championship of KWU, which was held in the Russian city of Khabarovsk (in categories). After the first day of the competition (Saturday) we had certain medalists and three fighters were ranked at the final as well.

Stanislava Boycheva (55 kg) from the team of the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation got the title after she won in normal play over a Russian. Unbelievable performance – 5:0 referee vote. At the semifinals she fought with Violeta Litovska (Shinkyokushin).

Alexander Komanov (85 kg) from BKKF became second after an equal meeting, but he had bad luck at the referee's judgement. Georgi Lotarov (70 kg, Shinkyokushin) is also a vice champion.

Bronze medals won Hristo Georgiev (+95 kg) and Deyan Bratkov (75 kg) from Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation and Violeta Litovska (55 kg, Shinkyokushin). Mihaela Ivanova (65 kg, BKKF) had a chance for a breakthrough. Under the draw she fought with the world champion, with all the injury time, but she could not eliminate her.

This is what Sensei Prolet Vasileva, Secretary General of the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation stated from Khabarovsk for Media group Cherno more.
"We are pleased with the performance," added also Sensei Vasileva. “The championship was very intense - attended by representatives of all national federations around the world.

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Preparation for the World Championship in Khabarovsk in October 2015
 

In the period from September 9 to 16 the extended national team of Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation will gather in the city of Varna for a training camp. This is the control before the World Championships for men and women of KWU, which will be held in the Russian city of Khabarovsk in October. Our fighters will perform different workouts and will get very tactical instructions under the skillful guidance of Sensei Nikolay Rachev and Sensei Zhivko Andreev. Along with the main national team will train also the younger competitors from the extended national team. They will have the opportunity to compete with the proven fighters and therefore gain new knowledge.

The main team will fly on September 30 for Russia, where in the battle for the medals our competitors will meet the best fighters from many international organizations.

At the first World Championship of KWU, which was held in Bulgaria in 2013, our fighters won a total of 12 medals. Alexandra Marinova and Stilian Petrov won gold medals and therefore remained in history as the first world champions in their categories. Vice champions became: Alexandar Komanov, Emil Stalev and Nikolay Yorgov.

Bronze medalists became: Stanislava Boycheva, Ayshegyul Shen, Mladen Kishev, Ivan Komanov, Alexandar Yordanov, Hristo Georgiev and Deyan Bratkov.

Read more on: http://www.bgonair.bg/sport/2013-10-06/dva-zlatni-medala-za-bylgariq-na-svetovnoto-po-karate

Let's wish our karate fighters much success and to return from Khabarovsk with many medals!


 
 
The majority of the 433 fighters changed their belts in Kamchia

The International Summer Kyokushin Camp received high praise from the representatives of 11 countries

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The International Summer Kyokushin Camp in Kamchia, which was held for the ninth time this year, ended on Saturday with a hard exam for the candidates for new degrees – kyu and dan.

Shihan Koga and Yamada from Japan were in the technical committee and nearly 450 competitors appeared before the masters in the hardest style. Their exact number was 433 and almost all showed good knowledge, which was assessed by the commission – the examination ended with a high success rate and the majority of the fighters received higher degrees.

At the football tournament Shogun (Sofia) was beaten by Shin Kyokushin (Russia). The international summer camp ended with the traditional sayonara party in which all expressed their gratitude to the hosts of the event and promised to come back next year and make the event even more popular for its anniversary edition.

The Kamchia camp was organized by the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation jointly with KWU with the participation of a record number of 650 fighters from 11 countries: Bulgaria, Japan, Russia, Georgia, Austria, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, Slovenia, Greece, France.

Moreover – the camp was unanimously recognized as the most popular in its history. BKKF prepared a complex training – for kihon, kata, kumite. There were even shinken-shobu workouts – the Rules which allow also hits in the head.

And most importantly – the best athletes of the 11 national federations exchanged experience for the upcoming severe trials in the hardest style. Now BKKF will take a short break and then begin preparations for the World Championship in Khabarovsk on October 3 and 4.


 
 
For a consecutive day fighters from 11 countries increase their mastery at the International Summer Kyokushin Camp KWF World 2014
 

The International Summer Kyokushin Camp in Kamchia with organizer the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation jointly with KWU is held for the ninth time this year with the participation of 650 fighters from Bulgaria, Japan, Russia, Georgia, Austria, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, Slovenia, Greece, France.

Special guests of the Federation who will participate in the camp are Kotaro Yamashita, Takeshi Yamada and Hirokazo Koga, and they will also take part in the examination committee. The kyu certificate examination will be held on Saturday throughout the day.

During the camp are organized Yaido trainings and demonstrations – an ancient Japanese martial art. Among the many diverse activities that are part of the program is also football tournament on small doors for all age groups.

The International Summer Kyokushin Camp in Kamchia has worldwide reputation and part of the preparation is for the World Championship in Khabarovsk on October 3 and 4.

You can see the photo gallery from the kyokushin event here.


 
 
The International Summer Kyokushin Camp gathers fighters from 11 countries KWF World 2014
 

Over 650 athletes will participate in the event, which is held for the 9th time

The ninth international summer kyokushin camp in Kamchia will gather on July 5-12 about 650 participants from four federations and many countries: Bulgaria, Japan, Russia, Georgia, Austria, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, Slovenia, Greece, France.

Organizer is the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation jointly with KWU. Part of the preparation is for the World Championship in Khabarovsk on October 3 and 4.

The organizers define the objectives of the camp as: strengthening the friendship between the members of the international organizations, increasing the level of mastery of the fighters and the qualifications of the coaches, conducting exams for degrees and others.

Days 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of July are set for training. On July 11 (Saturday) will be held exams for degrees – from 10th to 5th kyu including the 4th kyu and above. Besides the activities in the hardest karate style, a football tournament is planned and an evening of the talents in which each team must prepare a short artistic program within 5 minutes - free choice, revealed Secretary General of BKKF sensei Prolet Vasileva.

The event is traditional and important for the calendar of the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation. Now it has a worldwide reputation and from year to year the number of the countries and fighters which participate in it increases.

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Oyama National Cup for children up to 8 and up to 10 years old, men and women – kumite KWF World 2014
 

On 06/21/2015 in the town of Novi Pazar, Hristo Botev sports complex, was held Oyama National Cup for children up to 8 and up to 10 years old, men and women, national team - kumite. The competition was attended by 102 competitors from 14 clubs in 23 categories.

After many spectacular and controversial battles the fighters won a number of medals, as follows: Club Gladiator, Bourgas – 4 gold, 7 silver and 2 bronze medals; club Nadezhda, Gabrovo – 2 gold and 6 silver medals; club Ipon, Ruse – 1 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals.

The competitors who stood out with their brilliant performance were awarded with special awards: for most technical fighter - Boyan Vasilev from Nadezhda and Katerina Stoeva - Gladiator; the title of highest fighting spirit deservedly won Elena Dimitrova from Bushi-do, Chernomorets and Dimitar Vasilev from Gladiator; best judge of the tournament became Rositsa Petrova.

Team champion and winner of the highest award of the tournament, namely – Oyama cup, became SC Gladiator, Bourgas.

Chief Judge of the tournament was Nikolay Rachev and Secretary - Prolet Vasileva.

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National Championship for children up to 12 and up to 14 years old – kumite and kata KWF World 2014
 

On 06.06.2015 in the town of Yambol, sports complex Diana, was held National Championship for children up to 12 and up to 14 years old – kumite and kata. The competition was attended by 147 competitors from 23 clubs in 24 categories. Chief Judge was Nikolay Rachev.

In highly contested battles our little fighters fought for the best titles. At the beginning was the kata competition, and immediately after its completion started the kumite competition. Some of the athletes won medals in both disciplines. Club champion became Samurai - Bourgas with 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals. Second was club Katana - Veliko Tarnovo with 2 gold and 4 bronze medals.

Best judge became Nikolay Krastev.

Most technical player awards won Plamen Apostolov from SC Ronin - Plovdiv and Plamena Yakimova from SC Daymiyo – Tryavna town.

Best fighting spirit awards won Anton Slavov from SC Kyokushin - Yambol and Victoria Naskova, SC Oyama - Novi Pazar town.

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The Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation with 8 medals from the European Kyokushin-kan Championship in Berlin, Germany KWF World 2014
 

Alexander Komanov became again European champion in the category over 90 kg. Stanislava Boycheva is the new vice-champion in the women's under 55 kg category and got the Cup for most beautiful knockout. Georgi Doychev won the Cup for most technical player. Andrean Ivanov became Best judge. A total of 8 medals for the Bulgarian team.


 
 
The Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation will take part in the forthcoming European Kyokushin-kan Championship in Berlin, Germany KWF World 2014
 

Bulgarian Kyokushin Karate Federation will once again present our country in the European Championship, which will be held in Berlin, Germany.

BKKF sends to Berlin traditionally a very strong team and will participate with some of its most talented karate players. Except in the struggle for medals, our federation will take an active part in the organization of the tournament as well - at the technical committee and in the two consecutive days of the competition.

Officials: Nikolay Rachev - National Representative and Head Coach, Stoian Dimov - Branch Chief, Prolet Milanova - Secretary General and Stanislav Dimitrov - Technical Director

Judges: Andreyan Ivanov and Miroslav Barbov

Coaches: Hristo Hristov - assistant - head coach and Zhivko Andreev

Doctor: Stoyan Stamatov

Team: Women – up to 55 kg category: Stanislava Boycheva and up to 65 kg category: Temenuzhka Stefanova

Men – up to 65 kg category: Dilyan Nikolov and up to 70 kg category: Ivan Komanov and Andrey Andreev; category up to 75 kg: Deyan Bratkov and Georgi Doychev, category up to 80 kg: Nikolay Yorgov and Mitko Yanev, category up to 85 kg: Alexander Komanov and Emil Stalev, up to 90 kg category: Mladen Kishev and Nikola Nikolov, category over 90 kg: Peter Martinov and Hristo Georgiev.


 
 
Ten gold medals and more titles for the Bulgarian athletes at the European Championship of KWF in Estonia KWF World 2014
 

On May 16-17, 2015 was held European Karate Kyokushin Championship in Estonia of KWF for juniors – boys and girls, men and women - kumite.

After spectacular battles the national competitors deservedly won numerous medals and titles.

On the first day of the tournament the boys and girls won seven European, four vice-European titles and a bronze medal. Excellent was the performance of the Bulgarian lions – champions became Valeria Lozanova, Ivan Popov, Kristian Stankov, Sara Ivanova, Lubomira Nikolova, Gabriela Mircheva and Ivailo Marinov; vice-champions: Monika Dimitrova, Alex Vulev, Vasil Dimitrov and Stilian Petkov; bronze: Natalia Marinova.

On the second day of the European Championship /men and women/ the national athletes followed the footsteps of the young fighters – they won three gold and three silver medals: European champions became Alexander Petrov, Yordan Yanev and Genadi Stoev, vice-champions – Berkdzhan Shen, Iya Kostova and Alekdandar Yordanov. Yordan Yanev got the trophy for best fighter among men.

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Our national karate kyokushin team will participate in the European Championship for Juniors, Men and Women – KWF – kumite in Estonia on May 16-17, 2015 KWF World 2014
 

The national karate kyokushin fighters will participate in the upcoming European Championship for juniors – boys and girls, men and women - KWF - kumite, which will be held on May 16-17, 2015 in Estonia.

The Bulgarian national team will fight for the medals, represented by the following athletes:

Girls 14-15 y.o.: Monika Dimitrova, Valeria Lozanova, Lubomira Nikolova, Martina Hadzhiiska and Maria Chepilova; Girls 16-17 y.o .: Gabriela Mircheva Natalia Marinova, Pola Momchilova and Sara Ivanova; Women: Iya Kostova; Boys 14-15 y.o.: Alex Vulev, Valentin Valchanov, Kristian Stankov, Vasil Dimitrov and Ivan Popov; Boys 16-17 y.o .: Stilian Petkov, Mihail Parkov, Ivailo Marinov and Ilian Strebkov; Men: Berkdzhan Shen, Ivaylo Tsankov, Dimitar Dimitrov, Alexander Petrov, Milush Draganov, Ivan Ivanov, Alexander Yordanov, Genady Stoev and Yordan Yanev.

Coaches of the national team are Zhivko Andreev and Ivan Ivanov and officials attending the tournament are Hristo Traykov – vice president of KWF and Asen Asenov – official representative of BKKF.


 
 
National Cup Gabrovo for juniors – boys and girls KWF World 2014
 

On 02/05/2015 in the town of Gabrovo was held the annual competition for national cup Gabrovo with the participation of 21 clubs and 81 competitors in 14 categories.

Special prizes were given to the following players: most technical player - Stilian Petkov from Ipon Ruse and Martina Hadzhiiska from Satori Samokov, highest fight spirit – Vicho Martinov, Tsunami Chirpan and Anna Bondareva from Nadezhda Gabrovo, and best judge – Rositsa Petrova.

Team champion and winner of the Cup Gabrovo became Samurai Burgas with 4 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.

The competition was the final check for the upcoming European Championship in Estonia.

National Karate Kyokushin Championship for children under 8 and under 10 years old – kumite and kata, Rousse city KWF World 2014
 

On 04/25/2015 in Rousse city, sports complex Dunav, was held National Championship for children up to 8 and up to 10 years old – kumite and kata.

The competition was attended by 143 competitors from 24 clubs in 17 categories. Chief Judge of the tournament was Tihomir Atanasov and Secretary – Prolet Vasileva.

Our youngest fighters won a number of awards at the spectacular event.

Rado Nikolov from SC TIM – Varna city and Simona Stoyanova – SC Gladiator, Bourgas city deservedly won the title Most technical player, Radoslav Hristov – SC Oyama-Scorpio became Best Judge and Dimitar Stoyanov – SC Samurai, Bourgas received the prestigious award Highest fighting spirit.

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Vereya International Cup – medals won KWF World 2014

On 04/04/2015 in Stara Zagora city, Ivan Vazov sports hall was held for the 27th time the international cup Vereya for men, women, juniors – boys and girls – kumite and shinken-shobu – men.

In the competition participated 112 competitors from 24 clubs in 24 categories. Chief Judge of the tournament was Asen Asenov and secretary – Prolet Vasileva.

Vereya cup won Gabriela Mircheva from SC Samurai – Bourgas city and Dimitar Dimitrov from SC Kyokushin – Shumen city, and Best judge was Daniela Dineva. There were participants from Serbia as well.

The medals won are as follows:

SC Samurai – Bourgas city: 6 gold and 4 silver ones, SC Nadezhda – Gabrovo town: 6 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze, SC Kyokushin – Shumen city: 3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze, SC TIM – Varna city: 2 gold and 2 silver, SC Kyokushin – Pavlikeni town: 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze, SC Satori – Samokov town: 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze, SC Tsunami – Chirpan town: 1 gold and 1 silver, SC Champion – Parvomai town: 1 gold and 1 silver, SC Kyokushin – Yambol city: 1 gold, SC Gladiator – Sadovo town: 1 gold, SC Shogun – Sofia city: 1 gold, SC Kyokushin – Gabrovo town: 2 silver and 4 bronze, SC Bushi-do –Chernomorets town: 2 silver and 1 bronze, SC Asken – Stara Zagora city, 2 silver and 1 bronze, Serbia: 1 silver and 2 bronze, SC Ipon – Ruse city: 1 silver and 1 bronze, SC Kyokushin – Levski town: 1 silver, SC Oyama-Scorpio – Sofia city: 1 silver, SC Katana – Veliko Tarnovo city: 4 bronze, SC Samurai – Stara Zagora city, SC Gladiator – Burgas city and SC Forta – Kostenets town: 1 bronze medal each.

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Vereya International Cup KWF World 2014

On April 4, 2015 in Stara Zagora city will be held Vereya international cup which will be attended by 130 competitors, including juniors – boys and girls, men and women in 25 different categories.

Vereya International cup is one of the most important competitions for juniors and it serves as qualifications for the national team. In the competition will participate fighters from other federations as well – IFK and KWF.

The clubs that will participate are 24, as follows:

SC Armeec, SC Shogun, SC Fighters-NSA and SC Oyama-Scorpio – Sofia city, SC Ronin – Plovdiv city, SC TIM – Varna city, SC Samurai and SC Gladiator – Bourgas city, SC Ipon – Ruse city, SC Asken and SC Samurai - Stara Zagora city, SC Kyokushin - Shumen city, SC Katana - Veliko Tarnovo city, SC Kyokushin – Yambol city, SC Kyokushin and SC Nadezhda – Gabrovo town, SC Satori – Samokov town, SC Champion – Parvomai town, SC Kyokushin – Levski town, SC Academic – Svishtov town, SC Bushi-do – Chernomorets town, SC Kyokushin – Pavlikeni town, SC Gladiator – Sadovo town, SC Tsunami – Chirpan town.


 
 
For the second consecutive year SC Kyokushin - Shumen city hosted the judges seminar organized by BKKF. It was attended by over 30 people from clubs across the country. Berlin 2015 Berlin 2015 Berlin 2015
 
 
Gold and bronze medals for BKKFand three bronze ones for IFK from the World Championship in Thessaloniki KWF World 2014

On March 21, in Thessaloniki was held World Championship of IFK – the Kyokushin Karate Federation – for juniors and cadets. The team of the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation was presented by seven participants: Anna Bondareva, Valeria Lozanova, Georgi Ivanov, Lachezar Palachorov, Stilian Iliev, Aysun Adem and Ia Kostova. The team was led by Stanislav Dimitrov.

Valeria Lozanova from SC Nadezhda - Gabrovo town became world champion among the 14-15 years old, category under 45 kg. For her, it's second world title. She won her first title during the WC in Moscow in December, organized by Kyokushin Kan Federation. Among the cadets - 18-20 years old - Aysun Adem from SC Kyokushin - Shumen city won the bronze medal. The competitors of IFK Bulgaria Mishel Danova, Hristo Iliev and Tsvetelin Spasov won three bronze medals.

The competition was strong and spectacular. The Russians managed to win gold medals in most categories. The Bulgarian team was presented on club level without the participation of the juniors national team, who was resting after the good performance in Germany and before their participation in the upcoming European Championship.

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BKKF will hold a judges seminar kumite and kata in Shumen city on March 27-29, 2015 Berlin 2015
 
 
10 medals won our juniors karate kyokushin team on the Open Championship for Juniors in Germany Berlin 2015

The junior Bulgarian karate kyokushin players won yet another awards on the Open Championship for Juniors in Berlin, which was held on March 14, 2015.

Among 12-13 years old we were presented by Kristian Barbov and Alex Vulev. Among 14-15 years old – by Kristian Stankov, Ivan Popov, Valentin Valchanov, Stoyan Hristov and Vasil Dimitrov. Among 16-17 years old - Ivailo Marinov, Ilian Strebkov, Stilian Petkov, Mihail Parkov, Angel Angelov and Vladislav Ivanov.

Our boys won 10 medals: three gold ones - Kristian Stankov, Ivailo Marinov and Valentin Valchanov; two silver ones - Alex Vulev and Stilian Petkov; 5 bronze - Mihail Parkov, Ivan Popov, Kristian Barbov, Ilian Strebkov and Stoyan Hristov. The Cup of the most beautiful knockout got Alex Vulev. The Bulgarian final was between Ivaylo and Stilian and the Bulgarian semi-final in the same category - between Stilian and Mihail. Bulgarian semi-final was held between Kristian Stankov and Ivan Popov as well.

Our country was represented by a total of 13 competitors. Coaches of the Bulgarian national team are Zhivko Andreev and Ivan Ivanov and official representative is Prolet Vasileva.


 
 
Our juniors karate kyokushin team will participate in the Open Championship for Juniors in Germany in March KWF World 2014

Our youngest kyokushin athletes will participate in the upcoming Junior Championship in Berlin, which will be held on March 14, 2015

The Bulgarian national team will fight for the international titles represented by the following athletes:

12-13-years old, category over 53 kg: Kristian Barbov - SC Ipon, Ruse city and Alex Vulev - SC Nadezhda, Gabrovo city; 14-15-years old, category under 65 kg: Valentin Valchanov - SC Samurai, Bourgas city and Stoyan Hristov - SC Bushi-do, Chernomorets town; 14-15-years old, category over 65 kg: Kristian Stankov - SC Samurai, Ivan Popov - SC Samurai and Vasil Dimitrov - SC Gladiator, Sadovo town; 16-17-years old, category under 65 kg: Ivailo Marinov - SC Samurai, Vladislav Ivanov - SC Ipon, Stilian Petkov - SC Ipon, Mihail Parkov - SC Tsunami, Chirpan town; 16-17-years old, category over 65 kg: Ilian Strebkov - SC Katana, Veliko Tarnovo city, Angel Angelov - SC Katana.

Coaches of the Bulgarian national team are Zhivko Andreev and Ivan Ivanov and official representative is Prolet Vasileva. This is the first international championship for the competitors of BKKF in 2015.


 
 
The Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation awarded with honorary titles the most successful representatives of the sport KWF World 2014

At a special ceremony in Azalia hotel, St. St. Constantine and Elena resort, the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation (BKKF) awarded with honorary titles the most successful athletes and coaches.

The event took place on Friday - January 16 at 18:30, and brought together a lot of current, former and future champions – world-famous names of the hardest karate style.

27 sports figures who glorified the karate kyokushin in Bulgaria and worldwide received honorary titles in the form of a certificate.

The names of the awarded ones were divided in four categories, according to their personal participation in competitions as well as the medals and titles won by them until now.

The highest award - Honoured Master of Sport certificate – went to the world champions Stilian Petrov, Alexandra Marinova, Alexander Komanov and Peter Martynov.

The Master of Sport certificate was given to Stanislava Boycheva, Hristo Georgiev, Yordan Yanev ,Milush Draganov, Nikolai Yorgov, Ivan Komanov, Anelia Asenova, Daniela Dineva, Emil Stalev, Gabriela Mircheva, and Candidate-Master of Sport – to the young athletes Dilyan Nikolov, Berkdzhan Shen, Andrei Andreev, Kristian Stankov, Ayshegyul Shen, Valeria Lozanova, Monika Dimitrova, Georgi Doychev, Deyan Bratkov and Mihaela Ivanova.

BKKF awarded also three coaches who made highest contribution to the sport and under whose guidance are most of the champions . The special certificate Honored Coach was given to Asen Asenov, Nikolay Rachev and Evgenii Komanov.

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Peter Martinov got the prize Sportsman of the Year of Stara Zagora KWF World 2014

The World Champion of karate kyokushin Peter Martinov became Sportsman of the Year of Stara Zagora for 2014.

The award ceremony took place on 23.12. 2014 in the municipal sports hall Ivan Vazov in the presence of the deputy municipal governor Manoil Manev, the president of the Municipal Council Emil Hristov, the deputy mayor Ivanka Sotirova, the representative of MMC Iliya Iliev, municipal councilors, many athletes, sports figures and guests.

Best coach became Stilian Petrov form SC Ascen. He has also a world title in Kyokushin Karate from the World Championship in Sofia in 2013.

Over 20 sports clubs in Stara Zagora announced their nominations for the ranking "Sportsman of the Year" of Stara Zagora – nearly 50 competitors.

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The Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation awards with honorary titles the most successful representatives of the sport KWF World 2014

The Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation (BKKF) will award with honorary titles the most successful representatives of the sport who have achieved remarkable results in their career.

The sports titles are in the form of a named certificate and they will be given to the players and coaches of BKKF who glorified the hardest style karate and the name of Bulgaria at national and international tournaments.

The awarded ones are 27 and they are divided in four categories, according to their personal participation in competitions as well as the medals and titles won by them until now.

The competitors will be awarded the following certificates:
Honoured Master of Sport - for the world champions Stilian Petrov, Alexandra Marinova, Alexander Komanov and Peter Martynov, Master of Sport - for Stanislava Boycheva, Hristo Georgiev, Yordan Yanev ,Milush Draganov, Nikolai Yorgov, Ivan Komanov, Anelia Asenova, Daniela Dineva, Emil Stalev, Gabriela Mircheva, and Candidate Master of Sport - for Dilyan Nikolov, Berkdzhan Shen, Andrei Andreev, Kristian Stankov, Ayshegyul Shen, Valeria Lozanova, Monika Dimitrova, Georgi Doychev, Deyan Bratkov and Mihaela Ivanova.

BKKF will also award with a special diploma three coaches under whose guidance are most of the champions. Special diploma Honored Coach will receive Asen Asenov, Nikolay Rachev and Evgenii Komanov.

The special event will be held on January 16 this year in hotel Azalia, located in the resort St. St. Konstantin and Elena.

Our juniors karate kyokushin team with three world titles and a bronze medal at the World Championship in Moscow KWF World 2014

The junior national Bulgarian karate kyokushin players won yet another awards at the most prestigious event of the year and confirmed the place of our country among the best ones in the sport.

Our young competitors of the hardest karate style grabbed three world titles and a bronze medal at the World Karate Kyokushin Championship for Juniors – boys and girls in Moscow, 19 to 22 December, 2014.

World champions became Kristian Stankov – under 65 kg category, Gabriela Mircheva – under 50 kg category and Valeria Lozanova – under 45 kg category.

Bronze medal for the Bulgarian team won Monika Dimitrova in the category under 50 kg among girls.

Our country was represented by 16 athletes in total. Coaches of the Bulgarian team are Zhivko Andreev and Ivan Ivanov, and national representative of Kyokushin Kan in Bulgaria is sensei Nikolay Rachev.

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Hristo Georgiev is athlete №1 of Gabrovo for 2014 KWF World 2014

The European vice-champion and bronze medalist at the World Kyokushin Championship Hristo Georgiev is the best athlete of Gabrovo Municipality for 2014 in rankings for men and women, announced the online sports edition sport-gabrovo.com.

He was awarded personally by the mayor of Gabrovo Municipality Tanya Hristova at a ceremony in Vazrazdhane Hall.

Hristo Georgiev is part of the national men’s team of kyokushin of Bulgaria in category over 90 kg and he has won five prizes from the end of last year until now - bronze medals at the World Championships in Sofia and Japan, vice-European title at Volos (Greece) in this year, and third place at the championship of the old continent in Legnica in December 2013. He also won a very prestigious second place at the Open Championship of Japan.

Our juniors karate kyokushin team will participate in the World Championship in Moscow KWF World 2014

Our young kyokushin karate fighters went to the Russian capital, where they will participate in the most prestigious competition in this sport. The World Championship in Moscow for Juniors – boys and girls will be held between December 19 and 22.

The Bulgarian national team will fight for world titles, represented by 16 competitors. Every year our young fighters in the hardest karate style show excellent skills, winning numerous medals and distinguished by their professional skills and sportsmanship. That is why this year the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation sent its youngest members with great expectations and instructions for another success.

The Bulgarian participants in the World Kyokushin Karate Championship for Juniors – Moscow 2014 will be: Maria Chepilova, Victor Vasilev, Valentin Valchanov, Kristian Stankov, Valeria Lozanova, Monika Dimitrova, Marina Hadzhiiska, Yana Andreeva, Stilian Petkov, Ivailo Marinov, Ilian Strebkov, Kristian Zhelev, Alexander Dimitrov, Gabriela Mircheva, Pola Momchilova and Lubomira Nikolova.

Coaches of the Bulgarian national team are Zhivko Andreev and Ivan Ivanov, and national representative of Kyokushin Kan Bulgaria is Sensei Nikolay Rachev.

Open European Кyokushin Кarate Championship of IFK – November 29,30, 2014 IFK kyokushin european championship 2014

On Saturday and Sunday fighters of the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation will participate in the Open European Кyokushin Кarate Championship for children, juniors, men and women. On 29.11 are the children and juniors, and on 30.11 are the men and women. About 60 judges will judge the fights of over 300 competitors from over 15 countries. The Bulgarian participants are 50 and most of them are from BKKF.

Visit the website of the world champion Stiliyan Petrov Личен сайт на световния шампион по карате киокушин Стельо

At www.stiliqnpetrov.com you can visit the website of the world champion Stilian Petrov and learn more about his successes. He is a world champion in Shinkenshobu at the Tokyo World Championship in Japan in 2013 and world champion in karate kyokushin at the World Championship of KWU on October 6, 2013 in Sofia. The meetings of the World Championship in Sofia can be found here.

Stiliyan was born in Stara Zagora city. There he trained with Sensei Asen Asenov, and later with many other instructors. An important part of his development as a karate player is his residence as Uchideshi for a period of three months intensive training in Japan.

International Shumen Cup for children up to 14 years old, juniors - boys and girls, men, women and veterans - kumite - 11/15/2014 Shumen Cup 2014

On November 15 was held Shumen Cup. The competitors were 213 in 45 categories from 21 clubs. Team champion became SC Gladiator – Bourgas city with a total of 30 medals including 11 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze, with which they won the Shumen Cup. Second is SC Armeec - Sofia city and third is SC Kyokushin – Shumen city.

Again fighters from Serbia, led by Zarko Dukich, participated in Shumen Cup and won 1 gold and 2 silver medals.

There were given also special awards on the tournament. Debut award got Ivan Popov, SC Armeec - Sofia. Highest fight spirit award got Tanya Nikolova from SC Samurai - Bourgas. Award for junior judge won Dimitar Dimitrov. Sensei Radoslav Hristov from SC Oyama-Scorpio (Sofia) won the award for the most experienced fighter.

Shumen Cup 2014

Sensei Stoyan Dimov (CEO of BKKF) participated in the tournament for veterans and won first place in the absolute category.


The Bulgarian karate kyokushin-kan team with excellent performance on the World Cup of KWF KWF World 2014

On 03.11.2014 in Japan was held World Cup of KWF, which is part of KWU. The men's national team of the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation was superbly presented. The team was led by Sensei Hristo Hristov and Sensei Stilian Petrov /world champion from last year's World Championship of KWU/. The Bulgarian representative of KWF is Shihan Hristo Traykov - Vice President of KWF. Peter Martinov is world heavyweight champion – over 90 kg. In the same category Hristo Georgiev is bronze medalist.

In the under 90 kg category we had again Bulgarian finale - Alexander Komanov is world champion, and Emil Stalev – vice-champion. In this category third is Nikola Nikolov, who was eliminated in the semifinals by Emil Stalev.

Under 80 kg - bronze medalist is Milush Draganov.

In the category under 75 kg - Georgi Doychev is third, and in the category up to 70 kg - bronze medal won Ivan Komanov.

In total our team of 12 fighters won 8 medals, including 2 world titles, one vice-world title and 5 bronze medals. Excellent performance of our fighters – they proved again that they are well prepared and achieve success in all competitions of various federations in which they participate.

 

Pavlikeni Cup for Children and Juniors – boys and girls in Pavlikeni town - October 25, 2014 Kyokushin cup Pavlikeni

Children, juniors - boys and girls of all clubs of the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation visited Pavlikeni town and the club organizer SC Kyokushin on the first Pavlikeni Cup competition. 154 fighters from 19 clubs participated in the competition.

The most successful clubs were SC Samurai – Bourgas city, SC Kyokushin - Shumen city and SC Nadezhda – Gabrovo town.

The prize for the highest fight spirit got Ivan Georgiev from Pavlikeni, the one for most technical fighter - Stoyan Hristov from Chernomorets town and the award for best judge went to Rositsa Petrova from Levski town.

 

National Championship for Children under 14 Years Old and Juniors – boys and girls – kata and kumite

On 04.10.2014 in Gabrovo town, sports hall Orlovets, was held the National Championship for Children and Juniors.

The competition was attended by 132 fighters from 22 clubs in 27 categories. Chief judge of the tournament was Nikolay Rachev and secretary – Prolet Vasileva.

The prizes for the highest fight spirit got Sara Ivanova from SC Samurai - Bourgas city and Gabriel Ivanov from SC Kyokushin – Gabrovo town.

Team ranking is: 1st place - Samurai - Bourgas, 2nd place – Nadezhda - Gabrovo and 3rd place - Kyokushin - Gabrovo.

 

 

National Championship for Men and Women in kumite and kata – Bourgas city, September 20, 2014

On 09/20/2014 in Bourgas city was held the National Championship for Men and Women.

In the competition participated 39 competitors from 15 clubs in total of 7 categories. Chief judge of the tournament was Nikolay Rachev and secretary – Prolet Vasileva. The prizes for highest fight spirit got Yoanna Andreeva among women and among men – Alexandar Dimitrov. Team champions became SC TIM - Varna, Armeec - Sofia and Samurai - Bourgas. Best judge of the competition was Zhivko Andreev from Samurai - Bourgas.

Officials: Sensei Asen Asenov - board member of BKKF, Sensei Nikolay Rachev - national representative of Kyokushin-kan, Sensei Stoyan Dimov - executive director of BKKF.

Ката ЖениКата Мъжеkumite

 

Митко - Дилян

 

 

Judges Seminar – Shumen city, September 12 to 14

In Shumen city from September 12 to 14 was held a judges seminar on kumite and kata. Invited were all the categorized judges of the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation. Technical kata trainings were led by Sensei Nikolay Rachev, while the theoretical part, as well as the tests were conducted by Sensei Andreyan Ivanov.

Съдийски семинар - Шумен

 

VIII International Karate Kyokushin Camp – Varna 2014

The annual international camp for karate kyokushin players was organized by Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation for over 700 children and adults from 23 clubs across the country. Foreign participants were representatives from Germany, Belarus, Russia, Serbia and Japan.

hiroshige - Kamchia 2014

 

Kamchia 2014

 

Kamchia 2014

The Japanese instructors Shihan Hiroshite, Masahiro Kaneko, Masahide Ishidzhima, Hirokadzi Koga and Utah Inoue conducted the trainings and looked after the preparation for the exam for grade. The official Bulgarian representatives were Sensei Nikolay Rachev (national representative of Kyokushin-kan Bulgaria), Sensei Stoyan Dimov (CEO of BKKF), Sensei Asen Asenov (Member of the Board of Directors of BKKF), Sensei Tihomir Atanasov (Member of the Board of Directors of BKKF) as well as all judges, champions and coaches of the Federation.

yaido - Kamchia 2014

The exam itself will be held on July 28 and it will be for all grades up to second dan incl.

 

National Championship for Children up to 8, up to 10 and up to 12 years old – kata and kumite – on 7.06.2014 in Yambol city

On June 7th was held the National Championship for Children under 12 years. A total of 210 children from 22 clubs of the Bulgarian Kyokushin Karate Federation across the country took part in the championship. The kumite categories were 32 and the kata ones – 2.

Two tournaments on April 27, 2014

On April 27 BKKF fighters will compete in two tournaments - All Japan in Japan and Oyama Cup in Novi Pazar town.

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In Japan will be held the traditional tournament All Japan. Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation will send again competitors in all categories: -65 kg Dilyan Nikolov, -72 kg Georgi Doichev, -80 kg Nikolai Yorgov, -89 kg Alexander Komanov.

Coach / team manager is Nikolay Atanasov. Alexander Komanov is the gold medalist from last year, while Nikolai Yorgov is a silver medalist from 2012.

On April 27 in Novi Pazar town will be held the traditional Oyama Cup Tournament – at present there are requests from nearly 300 competitors. The tournament is for men without national team and children up to 14 years old, kumite style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vereya Cup 2014

Верея 2014This year's edition of the oldest karate tournament in Bulgaria will gather over 23 clubs in its 25th edition. Battles are in style kumite for juniors – boys and girls, women and men up to 21 years old. There will also be battles in Shinken-shobu style for men over 21 years old. The tournament will be held on April 5. Since last year the tournament is already international, with participation of karate players from Serbia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judges and Instructors Seminar – March 7-8, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan

Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation sent six karate players to the traditional seminar for instructors in Japan.

Канчо Рояма Шихан Оказаки Сенсей Сун Ли


 

At the end of the seminar was held examination for dan, the new dans are as follows: Yordan Yanev – 2nd dan, Daniela Dineva – 2nd dan, Nikolai Yorgov – 1st dan and Ayshegyul Shen - 1st dan. The group was led by Sensei Ivan Ivanov – 3rd dan. The seminar was mainly with technical focus. They worked out the elements of General Class, the higher katas and katas with Bo. Our representatives proved their abilities in all the degrees they were examined for among competition of instructors from 14 countries including Japan, Russia, USA, Germany, Canada and others.

Участниците в семинара за инструктори

 

The big news from the seminar is that Kancho Royama announced his successor, after retiring from active participation in the Kyokushin-kan organization. This is Shihan Okazaki, who is sixth dan in Kyokushin-kan and has a black belt in several martial arts styles.

Кихон
Кихон

 

 

7th Open Karate Kyokushin Championship for Juniors (boys and girls) – Berlin, Germany - March 15, 2014

Отворен шампионат по карате киокушин - български шампиони

Today in Berlin was held the open karate kyokushin-kan championship of Germany for juniors.

Classification:
1st places - Ivaylo Marinov and Yordan Dimitrov
2nd place - Kristian Stankov
3rd places - Georgi Komsiyski, Daniel Atanasov, Daniel Boychev, Kristian Zhelev, Ilian Strebkov and Stilian Petkov.

Team coaches - Zhivko Andreev, Hristo Hristov and Stilian Petrov. Doctor - Stoyan Stamatov.

 

 

2014 begins with Judges Seminar and Shinken-shobu Seminar

Съдийски и инструкториски семинар 2014 - киокушин и шинкен-шобу

Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation launched its sports calendar for 2014 with a seminar for instructors and judges. The event was held in Varna city on the 15 and 16 of February. Attended by instructors from across the country, the Judges Seminar was led by the head of the judges department - Sensei Andreyan Ivanov.

 

 

Two titles at the World Championship for Juniors (boys and girls) – December 21-22, 2013

Junior BG Medalists 2013

Maria Chepilova and Mihaela Ivanova won the gold medals in their categories at this year's World Championship for Juniors. Andrei Andreev from Bourgas won the title for most technical player. The Bulgarian junior team won a total of 30 medals including 2 gold, 8 silver and 20 bronze. Team champion became the team of Japan with 14 titles.

Official guests of the World Championship were Shihan Koyama Akio - Director of the headquarters of Kyokushin-kan International, Shihan Kinai Mitsuaki and Oleksandar Tibulevich - representatives of Kyokushin-kan International and Sensei Nikolay Rachev - representative of the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation (BKKF).

 

 

European Karate Kyokushin Championship of KWF – Legnica city, Poland - November 29-30, 2013

European Championship KWF Legnica 2013

BKKF sent its representative team to the European Karate Kyokushin Championship of KWF in Legnica, Poland. The team is consisted of juniors - boys and girls, men and women. Team coaches are Sensei Ivan Ivanov and Sensei Hristo Sabchev. In the competition participated 348 competitors from 23 countries. The Bulgarian team won 17 medals.

The medalists are:

Alexander Komanov - 1st place and award for best male competitor, Ayhan Ahmedov - 2nd place, Nikolai Yorgov - 2nd place, Ivan Komanov - 2nd place, Hristo Georgiev - 3rd place, Stanislava Boycheva - 3rd place, Ayshegyul Shen - 3rd place, Mihaela Ivanova - 1st place, Donika Zhelyazkova - first-place, Berkdzhan Shen - second place, Kristian Zhelev - second place, Ivaylo Marinov - third place, Georgi Komsiyski - 3rd place, Yordan Dimitrov - third place, Stilian Petkov - third place, Ilian Strebkov – third place, Kristian Iliev - third place.

The Bulgarian judges are: Tanyo Tanchev - KWF, Pavel Georgiev - KWF, Zhivko Andreev – BKKF, Andrean Ivanov – BKKF, Georgi Georgiev - BKKF, Stilian Petrov – BKKF, Daniela Dineva - BKKF. Official guest is Shihan Hristo Traykov - vice president of KWF.

Komanovi - European Championship KWF Legnica 2013 stanislava - ayshegul - European Championship KWF Legnica 2013

 

 

Kyokushin Karate competition for beginners in Shumen city – 24/11/2013

On November 24 in Shumen city in Pliska sports complex was held Shumen Cup national tournament for children, juniors - boys and girls, men and women. In the competition could participate only beginners with up to 3 competitions and up to 7th Kyu. The tournament was held for the second time and enjoyed great interest thanks to the attractive battles of the beginners in kyokushin.

Participated 170 competitors from 17 clubs. Team champion became Nadezhda SC – Gabrovo city.

 

 

Hristo Georgiev is vice-champion of the open championship of Japan – on 17.11.2013 Христо Георгиев - All Japan

On the open championship of Japan Hristo Georgiev won a silver medal. He won the semifinal by vazari and on the final dropped out. Dilian Nikolov and Ivaylo Nikiforov won one fight each and dropped on a quarter final.

 

 

Oyama Cup – Novi Pazar town

On November 10 was held the tournament for children under 12 years old – Oyama Cup in Novi Pazar town. The hosts had taken care of the organization, and the best ones of 103 competitors from 13 clubs won the medals. Team champion became Samurai SC – Bourgas city. Chief judge was Sensei Nikolay Rachev.

 

 

World Shinken Shobu Championship – Tyumen, Russia – 10.27.2013

At the World Shinken Shobu Championship the Bulgarian team won three medals of which:

Venelin Ankov – 1st place with 3 wins.

Todor Todorov – second place.

Marian Makaveev – 2nd place with a preliminary fight and 2 more wins.

 

 

National Championship for juniors – boys and girls in Gabrovo city and national tournament for Shumen cup

 

The National Championship for juniors – boys and girls in Gabrovo city will be held on October 26 in Orlovets Hall. We expect over 130 competitors in 26 categories from 21 clubs.

On November 10 will be held the Oyama national cup in Novi Pazar town for children up to 12 and up to 14 years.

On November 23 will be held the national tournament for Sumen cup for debutants of the tatami competition and for participants up to 7 kyu and with up to 3 competitions.

The categories are:

Boys 8 y/o, 2006-2005 -20, -25, -30, -35, -40, +40

Girls 8 y/o, 2006-2005 -20, -25, -30, -35, +35

Boys 10 y/o, 2004-2003 -25, -30, -35, -40, -45, +45

Girls 10 y/o, 2004-2003 -20, -25, -30, -35, +35

Boys12 y/o, 2002-2001 -30, -35, -40, -45, -50, +50

Girls 12 y/o, 2002-2001 -25, -30, -35, -40, +40

Boys 14 y/o, 2000-1999 35- 40,- 45, -50, -55, +55

Girls 14 y/o, 2000-1999 -30,- 35,-40, -45, +45

Juniors – boys, 1998-1997 -45, -50, -55, -60, -65, +65

Juniors – girls, 1998-1997 -40, -45, -50, -55, +55

Juniors – boys, 1996-1995 -55, -60, -65, -70, -75, +75

Juniors – girls, 1996-1995 -50, -55, -60, +60

Men – 60, -70, - 80, -90, +90

Women – 55, -60, - 65, +65

 

 

Results of the KWU World Championship – 2 titles and 12 medals – October 5-6, 2013

 

At the KWU World Championship the Bulgarian team won 12 medals out of 22 participants. World championship titles won Alexandra Marinova (over 70 kg) and Stilian Petrov (up to 75 kg). Silver medals won Nikolai Yorgov (up to 80 kg), Emil Stalev (up to 80 kg) and Alexander Komanov (up to 90 kg). Third places won Aishegiul Shen (up to 55 kg), Stanislava Boycheva (up to 55 kg), Deyan Bratkov (up to 75 kg), Mladen Kishev (up to 95 kg), Alexander Yordanov (up to 90 kg), Hristo Georgiev (over 95 kg), Ivan Komanov (up to 70 kg).

All Bulgarian fighters had extremely heavy battles with serious adversaries.

This championship is the first of its kind aiming to unite all Kyokushin federations. In this competition participated fighters of Kyokushin-kan, IFK, KWF, IBK Budokai, MatsushimaGroup and All-JapanUnion.

More than 260 fighters from 40 countries participated in the championship. Among the official guests was also Dolph Ludgren.

We will stream the KWU World Championship on 5 - 6 October

 

On the BKKF website we will have live streaming of the KWU World Championship 2013. It will begin at 10am.

You can watch the streaming from here


or with this link http://kyokushin-kan.bg/KWU2013-streaming.html

 

 

 

KWU World Championship

Among men and wemen in weight categories - Sofia October 5-6, 2013

Kyokushin World Union has shown its power, not only in quantity but also in quality during preparation to the World Championship that will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on October 5-6, 2013. Today we have applications from 264 top class fighters from 45 countries! Many of them are World, Europe or national Champions in their federations but who are actually the Champions among all federations? KWU World Championship will answer this question. Besides fighters from our co-founding federations KI KyokushinKan, IFK and KWF, we also have participants from IBK Budokai, Matsushima Group and All-Japan Union.

This Championship will be spectacular and prestigious and will show the World that Kyokushin is getting stronger when it is getting united.

Do not miss it! There will be internet translation and also, everybody is welcome free of charge to visit the Armeec Arena.

Osu! KWU - 5-6 Октомври 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cup Vereya - 24 April 2010

On 24th April, Saturday the annual tournament Cup Vereya was held in Stara Zagora. Traditionally, this strong tournament of the Bulgarian Kyokushin Karate is organised by club “Asken” – Stara Zagora. The participants allowed can be men and women from the whole country except for the members of the National Team of Bulgaria.



The winners of Cup Vereya, divided by categories are:


Men

< 60 kg - Men lightweight
1 Yordan Gospodinov Budo-Sevlievo
2 Mihail Mihailov Katana-Veliko Tarnovo
3 Stefan Todorov Nadezhda-Gabrovo
3 Stanimir Petrov Kyokushin-Novi Pazar

< 70 kg. - Men middleweight category
1 Kolio Zhelev Samurai-Stara Zagora
2 Angel Angelov Shogun - Sofia
3 Petromil Stefanov Kyokushin-Novi Pazar
3 Galin Grozdanov Samurai-Burgas

< 80 kg. - Men heavyweight category
1 Plamen Dobrev Samurai - Burgas
2 Ventsislav Velizarov Kyokushin - Levski
3 Sevan bahchedzhiyan Shogun - Sofia
3 Mladen Kishev Shogun - Sofia

< 90 kg. - Men Middleheavyweight category
1 Ivan Nikolov Shogun Sofia
2 Plamen Angelov Samurai - Burgas
3 Daniel Emilov Shogun - Sofia
3 Svetlozar Peykov Ronin - Plovdiv

> 90 kg - Men superheavyweight category
1 Nikolai Valchev Asken - Stara Zagoraа
2 Христо Георгиев Kyokushin - Gabrovo
3 Anton Slavov Kyokushin - Yambol
3 Mariyan Chebeliev Samurai - Burgas


Women

< 50 kg. - Women lightweight category
1 Stela Velcheva Kyokushin - Novi Pazar
2 Plamena Ivanova Asken - Stara Zagora

< 60 kg. - Women middleweight category
1 Nazife Bekir Asken Stara Zagora
2 Petya Koleva Nadezhda - Gabrovo
3 Kristina Maresova Samurai - Burgas
3 Irina Maresova Samurai - Burgas

> 60 kg. - Women heavyweight category
1 Vladislava Valchanova Katana - Veliko Tarnovo
2 Katerina Dragoeva Nadezhda - Gabrovo
3 Roksana Zmiyarova Satori - Samokov

 

Christoph Fischer Died on January 17th

 

Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation would like to express our deep condolences to the whole German Karate Kyokushin Organization, his family and friends.

The death of Shihan Christoph Fischer is big loss for all of us. He was highly appreciated, esteemed and very good friend of the Bulgarian Kyokushin. Shihan Fischer was also very valuable for the development of Karate Kyokushin in Germany and in EKKO.

May he rest in peace!