Dear Presidents, Country Representatives, WKO Branch Chiefs, National Coaches Dear Shihan, Sensei, Senpai, Dojo Leaders and Karateka’s
On behalf of The EFKO European Fullcontact Karate Organization, we are very honored and proud to invite you to the
“The 1st European Fullcontact Karate Championship” Selection Championship for “The 1st World Fullcontact Karate Championship” In Japan – Osaka May 2020
“The 1st European Fullcontact Karate Championship will take place on Saturday, January 18th and Sunday 19th in the city of Antwerp, Belgium.
As the preparations of the Tournament are on-going and many volunteers are putting tremendous amounts of effort into the success of this event, we’re proud to announce the full support of the City of Antwerp. Thanks to our sponsors, arrangements have been made in a 4 star hotel, making sure our participants can be on their best while competing for their title and place to get selected.
WFKO world Tournament: As you know next year in May 2020 there will be a total united World championship for all Fullcontact karate styles and organizations. This World Championship will be held in Osaka, one month before the Olympic games start. Therefore we can say that this World Championship will be the Olympic dream Championship for Full contact. The Championship will be under the guidance of the WFKO “World Fullcontact Karate Organization”.
We have the honor to organize the only selection tournament for the whole of Europe. The winner can call himself the undisputed champion of Europe!
Open and fair Championship: This championship is open for all Fullcontact karate organizations and styles. We work under the guidance of the “World Fullcontact Karate Organization”. WFKO and the “European Fullcontact Karate Organization” EFKO. The championship will be equal and fair for all fighters.
First time: As it is the first time that WFKO and also EFKO organize this united tournament we are looking for the best regulations to get everything running as smooth and professional as possible. Maybe some things will not be as perfect as we would like them to be, but we hope we can count on your support and appreciation to make it a strong and good event together. This Tournament wants to connect people, organizations, styles, and countries. The only way to make it a big success is to work together as one team for the benefits of Fullcontact Karate.
European Countries: The following countries belong to the region Europe and are able to participate in this selection tournament: Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Check Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City. All other countries can join the selection tournament in their own region.
Honoured guests: We are very proud to welcome the presence of the President of WFKO Shihan Midori Kenji, the WFKO secretary Shihan Yasukazu Koi and two times WKO World Champion Shihan Tsukamoto Norichika. From Europe, we welcome the full EKO board from WKO with European president Koen Scharrenberg and Vice president Romas Vitkauskas.
We also expect many leaders and special guests from different Fullcontact Karate Organizations. Please fill in the names of your Officials and leaders in the website registration, as we will be very proud to welcome them at our event.
This document will help you find more information regarding the 1st EFKO Championship. As we move towards the event itself, more information will be provided to you by mail and through our website https://efko.be
Registrations officially open on October 10th, 2019. Details are available at https://efko.be
The deadline for national teams, officials, referees, and others is Wednesday, December 18th, 2019. After this date, no more applications or cancellations will be accepted. Registrations can only be accepted when all required documents and payments have been received and processed on time.
We are very sure that the family feeling of all karateka’s combined with the “Never Give Up Spirit” , will deliver a successful event, giving Fullcontact Karate the attention it deserves! We are very honored to enjoy the finest competitors in Europe and the world together with you! Friendships will be strengthened and unified through our Fullcontact karate. Together we are better, Osu