First JKA/WF Belarus (Kawasoe group) Championship

First JKA/WF Belarus (Kawasoe group) Championship was held in Minsk on September 20. 

This was included in Minsk Karate Federation calender of events. That is why we had to apply both JKA and WKF rules. We consider this a great advantage as our event was officially recognized.  JKA rules in Kihon Ippon and Ippon Shobu Kumite were applied. Kata was open to all styles and WKF kumite was held as well. There were more than 200 participants from all over Belarus and two teams from Russia. The majority of them represented Shotokan. As the result of our event Minsk Karate Federation decided to include Kihon Ippon Kumite (JKA Rules) in its all official tournaments for children. We consider this fact a great achievement for the promotion of JKA in our country. The tournament was held in the most contemporary venue and it was success. 


Here is some video from the Championship: