Great moments and victories of Shihan Alexandr Pichkunov (VIDEO)

Shihan Alexandr Pichkunov is the Kyokushin World Union (KWU) General Secretary and SENSHI’s main referee.

We can see him at every event of the prestigious professional fight nights.

He is also one of the main instructors of the KWU International Professional League.

But how great was his career as a fighter?

Well, the achievements speak for themselves.

Pichkunov is 5th Dan in Kyokushin karate. He is master of sports of international class in Kyokushin karate. In 2008 he has obtained the title of “Master of martial arts”.

The Russian karateka and kickboxing legend is one of the closest friends of the Bulgarian Kyokushin Karate Federation. He’s one of the most frequent participants of the annual Summer International karate camps in Kamchiya, Bulgaria.

As a junior:

– Championship of Perm region among juniors 1993-1994, 1st place (over 75 kg),
– The Championship of Russia among juniors 1995, 1997, 1st place (over 75 kg),
– Russian Championship among juniors 1996, 2nd place (over 75 kg),

As a man:

– Championship of the Armed Forces of Russia among men 1997, Tambov (Russia), 3rd place (over 80 kg),
– Championship of the Urals area among men 1997, 1st place (over 80 kg),
– Russian Championship among men 1999, 3rd place, Perm (Russia), (over 80 kg),
– World Championship in the open weight category 1999, 3rd place, Tokyo (Japan),
– International tournament “Open Cup of Russia” 2000, 2nd place, Ekaterinburg (Russia), (over 90 kg),
– Open European Cup 2000, 1st place, Bergen (Norway), (over 90 kg),
– Russian Championship among men, 1st place, Moscow (Russia), (over 80 kg),
– International Tournament “Open Cup of Russia” 2001, 1st place, Ekaterinburg (Russia), (over 90 kg),
– World Championship in weight categories. 2001, 4th place, Osaka (Japan), (over 90 kg),
– Russian Championship among men 2004, 2nd place, Perm (Russia), (over 90 kg).

Tournaments and Championships in K-1 version:

– “Ichigeki” Tournament 2003, Tokyo (Japan), Victory,
– “Ichigeki” Tournament 2004, Paris (France), Victory,
– “Ichigeki” Tournament 2005, Japan (Tokyo), Victory,
– “Grand Prix K-1” tournament 2005, Osaka (Japan), Victory,
– “Grand Prix K-1” tournament 2005, Tokyo (Japan), Draw,
– “Grand Prix K-1” tournament 2006, Las Vegas (USA), Victory,
– “Grand Prix K-1” tournament 2007, Yokohama (Japan), Victory,
– Tournament “Grand Prix of Hawaii” in K-1 2007, Hawaii, 2nd place,
– Grand Prix “Las Vegas Tournament” in K-1 2007, 3rd place,
– Grand Prix K-1 tournament 2008, Japan (Yokohama), Victory,
– Grand Prix Taipei Tournament for K-1 2008, Taipei (China), 2nd place.

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