Tag: Martial Arts


Belt and grading are a much debated topic in the world of martial arts Experienced practitioners may tell you to forget about the belt, that it’s more about the journey than the destination. And they’re quite possibly right…but easier said than done! On the other hand, the very same practitioners spend years working their way […]

Kyokushin Karate Training Methods

The etiquette and philosophical aspects of kyokushin help create a friendly atmosphere. Kyokushin is a style of karate that focuses on sparring. But don’t worry, you’ll ease into it as your skills develop. Training is tough but rewarding – not only do you get a great cardiovascular workout, but you’ll also develop self-esteem. Strength of […]

Valeri Dimitrov – an ordinary man with extraordinary achievements

He started training karate 21 years ago. Today, Sensei Valeri Dimitrov describes karate as his life. 16 times champion of Europe, three-times World and 5 times champion of Bulgaria. Winner of many World and European competitions, chosen for athlete of the year in his home town Plovdiv. Athlete of the Month in Bulgaria (April 2013 for his third world […]

Australian trip of Shihan Koen Spitaels

An international legend, one of the leading Kyokushin Karateka in the World, amazing person… all this words are about Shihan Koen Spitaels and all this is absolutely true! He is perhaps the most enthusiastic and active member of the Kyokushin Karate Community. And he will be in Australia for a iKarate seminar and Fullcontact Karate trainings (please check the FB […]

European Fullcontact Karate Camp 2016 (pictures)

European Fullcontact Karate Camp (EFKC) 2016 was held on the beginning of June and as we all see it was fabulous, a lot of fun, great karate instructors, many champions and an opportunity to meet new and old friends from all around the world. If you missed, you will be regret after seeing pictures and […]