The second KWU International Professional League training session that took place yesterday in Kamchia as part of the 14th annual KWU Summer Camp was explosive and useful, to say the least.
Over 180 fighters from 14 countries took part in the training sessions under the guidance of kickboxing legends Peter Aerts and Semmy Schilt. But the Dutch greats weren’t the only recognisable names in Kamchia.
The general secretary of KWU – Shihan Aleksandr Pichkunov (5 dan) was in the building, but he wasn’t the only one. Czech Republic’s martial artist Jan Soukup was also one of the participants in the KWU International Professional League training session.
Soukup is a European Kyokushin champion, a silver medalist from the World Kyokushin championship, and a medalist from the prestigious “All Japan” tournament.
The participants were divided into two groups. Because of the anti-pandemic restrictions, the training session was conducted outdoors.
The one thing that stood out the most was the fact that both Pichkunov and Soukup showcased great fight form even regardless of the social isolation that lasted several months. Both of them will take part in the upcoming sixth edition of SENSHI fight nights as special guest referees, just like Semmy Schilt and Peter Aerts.
The multiple K-1 WGP champions emphasized on counterattack moves, helping out the fighters constantly. The hot August weather didn’t affect the instructors and the fighters who managed to keep their focus from the start to the end.
KWU International Professional League’s main goal is to upgrade the skill set of the professional fighters, to build on their technique and tactics that will ultimately increase the level of the fights and also to extract the most essential from the Kyokushin, Muay Thai and Kickboxing traditions. The importance of the full contact rules is embedded in the SENSHI fight nights since their beginning.
Photos: Milen Lesemann