KWU on the 11th World Karate championship

On the 4th of October, 2015 in Khabarovsk, Russia KWU & WKO signed an Agreement of cooperation and the first result of this alliance was witnessed at the 2nd KWUchamp.

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Now we will watch the biggest championship in the Open category (without category), which is held every 4 years since 1975 – The 11th World karate championship October 31 – November 1, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. The draw is ready and we can see KWU fighters who participated in the 2nd KWUchamp. Here is full list of non WKO fighters

  • Aleksandar Komanov – Bulgaria
  • Nikolay Maslennikov – Russia
  • Naoki Morita – Japan
  • Artem Nazaretyan – Russia
  • Vasiliy Samadurov – Russia
  • Masaki Yamaoto – Japan
  • Igor Riadnov – Russia
  • Yordan Yanev – Bulgaria
  • Momoka Oba – Japan
  • Emma Markwell – Great Britain
  • Irina Kryazheva – Russia
  • Mariya Panova – Russia

Also at the 11th World karate championship 2 women from other Japanese Karate Federation will take part.

  • Takayo Kimura – Buritsu Kaikan
  • Yui Kikukawa – Ashihara Kaikan

Full DRAW you can be download from the WKO special page about the event

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Here is some history of the World Open championship since 1975

  • 1st World Open Tournament – November 1-2, 1975, Tokyo, Japan – Champion Katsuaki Sato  JAPAN
  • 2nd World Open Tournament – November 23-25, 1979, Tokyo, Japan – Champion Makoto Nakamura JAPAN
  • 3rd World Open Tournament – January 20-22, 1984, Tokyo, Japan – Champion Makoto Nakamura JAPAN
  • 4th World Open Tournament – November 6-8, 1987, Tokyo, Japan – Champion Akiyoshi Matsui JAPAN
  • 5th World Open Tournament – November 2-4, 1991, Tokyo, Japan – Champion Kenji Midori JAPAN
  • 6th World Open Tournament – January 27-28, 1996, Tokyo, Japan – Champion Norichika Tsukamoto JAPAN
  • 7th World Open Tournament – November 4-5, 1999, Tokyo, Japan – Champion Toru Okamoto JAPAN
  • 8th World Open Tournament – October 4-5, 2003, Tokyo, Japan –  Champion Kunihiro Suzuki JAPAN
  • 9th World Open Tournament – October 13-14, 2007, Tokyo, Japan – Champion Takayuki Tsukakoshi JAPAN
  • 10th World Open Tournament – October 22-23, 2011, Tokyo, Japan – Champion Norichika Tsukamoto JAPAN

If you want to see more history about the World Open championship, I created two posts.  Here is part 1 and part 2

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