Presentation of World Fighting Kyokushin Organization (WFKO)
On the 1st of December 2013, within the “Eurasia Championship” world tournament in Ruza town was presented a new World Fighting Kyokushin Organization. WFKO – World Fighting Kyokushin Organization.
The Organization is headed by Vladimir Sloutsker, vice-presidents Eddie Gabatuler from Switzerland and Michael Monaco from the USA, and is supported by the vice-president of International Federation of Karate (IFK) David Pickthall.
Within the presentation the work scheme of new Organization was presented.
There are no plans to develop any new style and creation of one more Kyokushin direction within the Organization. It’s an independent professional Organization.
The main goals of the Organization are:
- assistance in development of Kyokushin sportsmen training system, improvement of technical methodology, methods and programs according to the modern criteria and standards of sportsmen training,
- teaching and retraining of sportsmen, and also the creation of required conditions for meeting the needs of sportsmen in getting sport skills for achieving sport results by participating in different sport events,
- promotion of Kyokushin as a spectacular sport,
- providing of moral and financial support to sportsmen and coaches.
The representatives of different countries on the tournament accepted this new idea. Many countries of Europe and America approved this idea also.
The working WFKO team was presented there. The presentation was attended by a guest – Alena Mikhailova, the secretary of the Russian Kyokushin Association (RKF); she came to see the way the “Eurasia Championship” is going.
Kyokushin professional tournaments archive:
- 5 professional tournaments “Nizhegorodsky Drakon” from 2007 up to 2011
- Professional tournament “Prikamye Cup” has been held for three years, 2011-2013.
- From 1993 up to 1995 there was a “Kanku Profi” league, which organized more than 10 matches with prize fund of each at 10 thousand dollars (it was good ruble-dollar rate that time).
The heroes of that matches were Vladimir Klimentyev, Yuri Bekeshev, Evgeny Golovikhin, Yuri Zemskov, and others. And that were not just fights among the titled Kyokushin fighters, the sportsmen got real money for victories.