Is not a secret that I love statistics from any Kyokushin tournament. And thanks to Kumite Technology we all have access to this information.
Lets start with IFK Euro 2018
Number of participants: 540
Number of countries: 24
The tournament was open to all Organization and divided into 4 age groups – children, cadets, juniors and men and women 18+
According the last statistics, IFK have 54 countries members. Almost half of them took a part of this tournament.
Shin EC 2018
Number of participants: 384
Number of countries: 27
Number of dojos: 121
The tournament is only for WKO (E.K.O.) members and divided into 2 age groups – juniors and men and women 18+. The European championship for Cadets U-16, MW U-21 and MW 18+ Open weight category will be held 23-25 November 2018, Budapest, Hungary
According the last statistics, WKO have 94 countries members.
WKB Euro 2018
Number of participants: 511
Number of countries: 17
The tournament was open to all Organization and divided into 4 age groups – children from 8 y.o. !!!, cadets, juniors and men and women 18+
I don’t know how many Kyokushin national organization are WKB members.
For me conclusion is: less kids, more adults = the right formula for good tournament.
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