International Kyokushin “Shumen” Cup in Bulgaria drew karatekas from 33 clubs

The International Kyokushin “Shumen” Cup was marked by a record setting number of participants with 360 karatekas from 33 clubs taking part in the tournament. This is 120 more fighters in comparison to last year’s edition.

Once again, the competition was for all age groups and offered a lot of fun and positive emotions for the participants and the fans. The fighters demonstrated their top-notch skills and will to win, with the majority of the bouts being neck and neck until the very last seconds.

The tournament took place on October 15 and was part of the official Bulgarian karate kyokushin federation calendar. SKK “Kyokushin-Shumen” were the hosts of the event that took place in SC “Pliska”.

“Okami Dojo” from Asenovgrad claimed the team title, as there were plenty other prizes.

The “Fight Spirit” awards went to Yordan Rachev from “Senshi-do”, Lovech; Kaloyan Nanev from “Nihonto”, Varna; Geno Ivanov “Tsunami”, Chirpan and Vasil Chalakov from “Okami Dojo”, Asenovgrad.

All karatekas that took part in tournament had a 7th kyu or lower. The competition was divided for boys and girls (8, 10,12,14 years), juniors, men and women and veterans (U45 and over 50 years).

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