The KWU International Professional League preparative seminar in Varna kicked off earlier today. More than 190 karatekas from Bulgaria, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, France, Romania, and the Czech Republic will be taking part in the ongoing event this weekend.
The seminar is for instructors and competitors and it is being conducted under the rules of the KWU International Professional League. The event will take place in Varna, Bulgaria, on October 16-18.
The seminar is conducted under the guidance of the Dutch kickboxing legend Peter Aerts. The three-time K-1 heavyweight champion showcased a lot of techniques and interesting moves, paying special attention to all the fighters. The legend arrived in Bulgaria with his son who was actively doing demonstrations with his father.
Jan Sokup from Czech Republic was another familiar face. The 41-year-old was part of the KWU Summer Camp in Kamchia that took place two months ago in Bulgaria. Soukup is a Europaan Karate Kyokushin champion and one of the most prolific karatekas in Europe.
Russia is being represented by shihan Alexandr Pichkunov (general secretary of KWU) and Shihan Ramil Gabbassov (supervisor of the international union of KWU). Bulgaria’s Shihan Asen Asenov and Sensei Zahari Damyanov were also there.
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 camp is being organized by the Bulgarian Karate Kyokushin Federation and the Kyokushin World Union. All participants in the seminar had to undergo a mandatory PCR test that was sponsored by the organizers of the seminar.