Massive International Summer Camp with world-famous martial arts masters

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This summer, get ready to immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience of XVII International Summer Camp of the World Kyokushin Union (KWU) and the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation (BKKF). The exclusive event, which is among the most spectacular in the world of martial arts, will be held from July 2nd to July 3rd 2023 in Kamchia with over 1200 participants from all over the world. The prestigious summer camp is organized in conjunction with the BККF in accordance with the federation’s international calendar.

Participants from all over the world gather in Bulgaria every year to learn, train and develop. Led by 18 world-renowned martial arts masters, this camp offers a unique opportunity for participants to improve their skills and deepen their knowledge of various disciplines. From Kyokushin and kickboxing to full contact and Muay Thai, each fighter at the camp is offered training in a variety of combat sports from the best masters. Special guests and coaches of the camp will be martial arts legends, world-renowned and deeply respected masters. Instructors KWU SENSHI KARATE: Shihan Akira Masuda (Japan), Shihan Francisco Filho (Brazil), Shihan Ryu Narushima (Japan), Shihan Asen Asenov (Bulgaria), Shihan Glaube Feitosa (Brazil), Sensei Ewerton Teixeira (Brazil), Sensei Zahari Damyanov (Bulgaria), Sensei Petar Martinov (Bulgaria), Sensei Nicholas Pettas (Japan), Sensei Yusuke Fujii (Japan), Sensei Jan Soukup (Czechia). Instructors KWU SENSHI FULL CONTACT: Ernesto Hoost (Netherlands), Peter Aerts (Netherlands), Shihan Sam Greco (Australia), Albert Kraus (Netherlands), Andy Souwer (Netherlands). Instructors KWU OPEN: Shihan Semmy Schilt (Netherlands) and Sensei Andrews Nakahara (Brazil).

The event will feature competitive matches for the KWU Junior World Cup (14-15 and 16-17 years) and Cadets (18-21 years) – the KWU Varna World Cup 2023. The winners in the 16-17 age group will receive medals and diplomas as well as trophies from the respective class, while the champions in the 18-21 age group receive cash prizes along with this.

There are the impressive KWU World Cup Open Category fights for men and women coming up. The prize money fund this year is truly spectacular, and title contenders can sign up for the camp and matches until June 9th 2023.

Featuring a wide range of hands-on activities, workshops and intensive training sessions, this camp will challenge and inspire participants to push their limits. The international event will offer athletes an exciting cultural exchange, engaging activities and breathtaking adventures that will create lifelong memories.

Martial arts fans are also looking forward to the exciting 17th edition of the SENSHI professional elite fighting gala night on July 8th this year, which will be attended by fighting stars from several continents.

XVII International Summer Camp is organized in cooperation by BKKF and KWU, aiming to increase the level of mastery of the participants, improve the qualification of the coaches, strengthen the friendship between the members of the different federations that are part of KWU. During the international camp in Bulgaria, examinations are also held to improve the style qualification of competitors and coaches.

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