Boec.COM continues with the articles about some of the finest Kyokushin fights that ever happened.
Yes, we’re talking about the final battles of the biggest competition in Karate Kyokushin – the World Open Karate Championship.
Some of the biggest legends have participated in the tournament – Makoto Nakamura, Kenji Midori, Akiyoshi Matsui, Ewerton Teixeira, Andy Hug, Zahari Damyanov, Valeri Dimitrov and many, many more.
Following the death of Masutatsu Oyama in 1994, IKO (International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan) split up in several fractions. The World Open Tournament has continued to be held but organized in parallel by IKO1 and WKO (World Karate Organization Shinkyokushinkai).
Resultados Shinkyokushin – 10Th World ChampionshipCampeonato masculino1º TSUKAMOTO NORICHIKA – JAPÓN2º MURAYAMA…
Back in 2011, the 10th Kyokushin World Open Tournament WKO took place in Japan. 129 competitors from 52 countries participated in the glorious event, showcasing their natural talent and skills.
Two Japanese karatekas were the last two standing – 1996 WKO champion Norichika Tsukamoto and Tsutomo Murayama.