One of the biggest names in karate kyokushin – Shihan Kenji Yamaki (8 dan), is in Bulgaria for a three-day seminar. Today is the last day of his training sessions in Varna.
More than 160 fighters are involved in Shihan Yamaki’s trainings.
He is world champion and champion of Japan in Kyokushin, and endured the 100-man kumite. Yamaki is a special guest at the KWU International Kumite Instructor Seminar. Sensei Zahari Damyanov (4 dan), who is absolute world champion, four-time european kyokushin champion and Bulgaria’s national kyokushin team head coach, is helping him with the training.
Damyanov even celebrated his birthday in the hall with long and tiring training session.
The seminar is held at the Palace of Culture and Sports in Varna. Fighters over 16 years of age and with a grade above 4 kyu are eligible.
In addition to training with Shihan Yamaki and Sensei Damyanov, five iaido training sessions are planned with Shihan Asen Asenov.