Official information letter for the 4th KWU Kyokushin World Championship

The 4th KWU Kyokushin World Championship among men and women will take place in Astana, Kazakhstan on December 7-8. The governing body of the tournament, KWU, has provided us with official information regarding the event.

Here are the weight categories

Men (18 years and older, kumite): 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 95+ kg.

Women (18 years and older, kumite): 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 70+ kg.

Conditions of participation and the number of participants from each country

One competitor from a country is allowed in each weight category. The host country of the KWU World Championship – Kazakhstan is allowed to apply two competitors in each weight category.

Representatives of national federations, who have passed national qualifying tournaments with calling of all interested groups of Kyokushin in a particular country at age of 18 years old and above with a style qualification not less than 4th kyu are allowed to participate in the World Championship.

Time and place of holding of national qualifying tournaments are determined jointly by representatives of international organizations, listed in the “Members” section on

The results of national qualifying tournaments should be sent to the KWU office e-mail address –

The competitor’s age is determined as at the day of going through the credentials committee, which is December 6, 2019.

Participation of competitors from WKO Shinkyokushinkai

The competitors from WKO Shinkyokushinkai, who wish to participate in the 4th KWU Kyokushin World Championship, should contact their Branch Chiefs, who would inform about this request the WKO Shinkyokushinkai Headquarters.


The official list of the judges will be chosen from the number of KWU accredited judges and will be published on the official website of the World Championship – People, who wish to take part in the judging seminar, which will be held on December 4-6, 2019 in Astana, should send a request to the e-mail address with the phrase ‘Judging seminar’ in the subject line. All the financial expenses they pay themselves.

The Supreme Judge of the World Championship is Yuri Trutnev, the 6th Dan, Russia. The Deputy Supreme Judge is Ramil Gabbasov, the 5th Dan, Russia.

General rules

The competitions will be held by the rules of KWU, which are posted on the official website:

Conditions of summarizing of the results

The championship is a single-elimination tournament with the elimination of the losing competitor after the first defeat. There will be two 3rd place winners in each weight category (no bouts for the third place).

Financial conditions

The entry fee from competitors will not be charged.

KWU covers the following charges:

– accommodation for the approved KWU judges in twin rooms of the accredited hotel (Full Board) – December, 3 – 9;

– accommodation for competitors in twin rooms of the accredited hotel (Half Board) – December, 5 – 9;

– lunches for competitors during the days of the tournament – December 7-8.

– transfer for competitors and the approved KWU judges from the airport of Astana to the hotel and back.

Anti-doping control

The prize-winners from the 1st to the 3rd places will have to go through the doping test in accordance with the rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).


Online registration is available on the official website of the World Championship

Access to registration will be provided after the request of Kyokushin group head in the particular country, and after the confirmation of holding national qualifying tournaments. The requests must be sent to the e-mail address of the organizing committee –

Deadline for registration: 01.10.2019

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