Today Kyokushin World Union’s (KWU) general-secretary Shihan Alexandr Pichkunov celebrates his birthday.
One of the most successfull Russian fighters ever stepped in the ring/tatami spoke exclusive for Boec.COM readers.
“A little bit of work, a little bit of sport and simple gathering with close friends”, Pichkunov answered the question of the type of his birthday celebration this year. “I dont have a day off from sports!”
Pichkunov is huge part of SENSHI professional fight nights, referee at every event and one of the main instructors of KWU International Professional League.
“I can not wait the granting of the security measures – our karate events are going to be back and we all are going to shout Kiai!”*
He has been training for more than 25 years.
Born in 1979, the Russian starts training at the age of thirteen in 1993. He became a black belt in 1999 and started doing kickboxing a year later, captivated by the magic of K-1-competitions. When he was only 20 years old he claimed a bronze medal at the 7th World Open Karate Tournament in Japan.
His illustrious kickboxing career started in 2004. Eventually, he claimed silver medals at the K-1 World GP 2007 in Hawaii and K-1 World GP 2008 in Taipei tournament.
*A Japanese term used in martial arts for the short shout uttered when performing an attacking move