Before the big event, Shihan David Pickthall wrote some things, and I want to share them with you. I only copy some, and the rest you can read here Kyokushin Results Webpage.
So is the aim to still get Kyokushin into the Olympics?
As a main goal this would be amazing but we have to be clear, at this time the KWU chairmen agreed we would not compromise the rules of our events to try for the Olympic dream. Removing techniques and making some light contact completely alters the conditions of a Kyokushin bout. Our philosophy is the same now as when we formed the KWU, to maintain the credibility and the ethos of our fighting system that was set out by Sosai Oyama. There may be small rule alterations on the journey but not to change the conditions of the fights.
We also have to remember WKF Sport Karate has been included into the program of the next Olympiad at the request of Japan but there is no guarantee this will stay in the Olympics for the future.
We should congratulate the WKF on achieving this but it is nothing like our sport.
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