ON SEPTEMBER 27 TO OCTOBER 1, 2017 THE WTKF REPRESENTATIVES FROM POLAND AND CZECH
REPUBLIC TOOK PART IN THE SEMINAR AND WORLD CUP ORGANIZED BY KARATENOMICHI WORLD
FEDERATION (KWF) ON MALTA.
The seminar was conducted by Mikio Yahara Sensei - the President of Karatenomichi World Federation. More than 400
karatekas from 36 countries participed in this event. Witold Kwiecinski - the member of WTKF delegation, repeated medallist
of World and European championships, said after the seminar: "I had a great honor to be judged by Mikio Yahara Sensei. It
was really motivating".
On October 1 (Sunday) the KWF World Cup was held. Our representatives won 4 medals!. In the final match, after a fierce
fight, kumite team from Poland (Wiktor Starzak, Pawel Tomasik and Lukasz Wójcik) took 1st place by beating kumite team
from Japan. Poles won most of fight by ippon.
After the tournament Lukasz Wójcik said: "The tournament was on a very high technical level. There were a lot of fierce
fights. I had the opportunity to fight with Masamichi Otsuka the best student of Yahara Sensei".
Pawel Tomasik won 2nd place in individual kumite (Seniors) and Pawel Janusz took 3rd place in kumite (Veterans category).
Polish Kata Team (Pawel Janusz, Wiktor Starzak and Konrad Irzyk) won 3rd place.
"This was another new experience. I feel proud that traditional karate-do, wich I have been training, is effective on various
area. We gained respectin the new karate society, among the athletes and judges" - summarized Pawel Janusz - member of
national team of Poland, repeated medallist of WTKF World and European championships.
The WTKF delegation took part in the event to tighten relationships between World Traditional Karate-do Federation and
Karatenomichi World Federation and to present traditional karate-do on the highest world level.
We are proud of them!
More information in: www.wtkfkarate.org/wtkf-ambassadors-won-the-gold-medal-on-the-7th-kwf-world-cup/