26th All Japan old new videos

1994 the 26th All Japan Open Championship. Many of the legendary profiles attended and fought each other on the tatami: Kenji Yamaki, Hiroki Kurosawa, Norchika Tsukamoto, Nicholas Pettas, Hajime Kazumi and more…

Here is some new videos from  Kyokushin Karate Youtube channel. Big Thank you! Big Osu!!

Norichika Tsukamoto VS Hiroyuki Mogi

Kenji Yamaki VS Norichika Tsukamoto

Norichika Tsukamoto VS Yasuhiro Shichinohe

Toru Okamoto VS Nicholas Pettas

Nicholas Pettas

Should You Be Practicing Right Now?

Everybody knows that practice makes perfect, or rather that perfect practice makes perfect. Once you have adopted the four essential elements of deliberate practice, you have taken your first steps towards the wildest levels of success you can imagine… as long as you practice.

If you are a strive, then, the question you’ll always be grappling with is this: “Should you be practicing now?”

Thankfully, Bruce Lee has all the answers…

bruse lee

Improve your flexibility and mobility

Have you ever wondered how to improve your flexibility and mobility? Even if you don’t consider yourself flexible, daily stretches can help you to kick higher.

Muscle flexibility is the ability of a muscle to lengthen and allow joints to move through a range of motion. There is some debate about the effectiveness of stretching, however stretches are commonly carried out before exercise as they can improve muscle flexibility, prevent injury and enhance performance. Stretching can be very valuable as a martial artist, especially if you’re not naturally flexible.
Static stretches are the most widely used as they are easy to understand and implement. A static stretch is performed by placing muscles at their greatest length and holding that position. For example, with a quad stretch, you bend your knee, lift your foot and push your hips forward, which elongates the muscles.
To increase flexibility, you need to stretch regularly and push the stretch, but never rush and push stretches too far, as this can lead to injury. Other injuries may be prevented by stretching both after warm up, and after training finishes. This is because muscles are loose for the training session and are also less likely to seize and stiffen after training.

It is important to stretch corresponding muscles. For example, if you stretch your quad muscles, you should also stretch your hamstring. By flexing your quad, your hamstring extends, so by stretching both muscles you are less likely to make some muscles compensate for others.

Stretching is an important pillar in Martial Arts which is often overlooked by some practitioners. It’s not only practiced for the sake of delivering spectacular kicks! But there is no need to make full splits, you use pelvis (plural pelvises) and hips powers in kicks and is important to improve our hip and leg flexibility.

Когато губиш, научаваш нещо ново

В тези видеоклипове ще видим, че боя с един  и същи противник на състезание не означава, че ще завършим срещата със същия резултат като предишния път. Ако си загубил срещата предния път, можете да се преборите с чувството, че това ще се случи отново. Или ако си спечели  може да чувстваш натиска, че трябва да спечелиш отново. В Будо ни учат че трябва да сме над тези неща, да погледне отгоре и да видим всичко в по-голяма перспектива. Така резултатът никога няма да е последното нещо, което правим или ще бъдем запомненени с него. 


Вижте тези срещи и се убедете, че: “когато губиш, научаваш нещо ново”

► Джими Колин и Орест Прок – Европейско първенство в Белгия 2012 г. и Swedish Open през 2006 г. 

► Следващата двойка бойци ще виждаме още по състезания, защото и двамата са много активни, атрактивни и технични: Габор Роса и Андрей Зиненко – Европейски първенства в Швейцария 2013 г. и Полша 2015

► Следващите две дами са имали две наистина 2 драматични срещи: Маргарита Цуплийте и Еми Шогучи – два финала – Световното първенство без категорий 2011 г. и на световното първенство по категории в Литва 2013

Източник: haukis.com

World Open Tournaments 1996 – 2011

The 11th World Karate championship is very soon and we’re all feeling the heat! As usual there will be online broadcasting and everyone can enjoy watching the best of the best from the past 4 years.  Here is a collection of pictures I put together, with some videos and results from the very beginning of World Open tournaments. I hope you like it. Osu! @nadin4e

  1. Norichika Tsukamoto JAPAN
  2. Kunihiro Suzuki JAPAN
  3. Kou Tanigawa JAPAN
  4. Tsuyoshi Murase JAPAN
  5. Akira Masuda JAPAN
  6. Hiroyuki Miake JAPAN
  7. Toru Okamoto JAPAN
  8. Kouji Abiko JAPAN


  1. Toru Okamoto JAPAN
  2. Muzaffer Bacak GERMANY
  3. Sotoshi Niiho JAPAN
  4. Kouji Abiko JAPAN
  5. Kunihiro Suzuki JAPAN
  6. Tadashi Ishihara JAPAN
  7. Yuichiro Osaka JAPAN
  8. Viktor Karasyuk RUSSIA

Fighting Spirit Award: Burghard Gaertner GERMANY

Technical Award: Viktor Karasyuk  RUSSIA

Tameshiwari Award: Shinegori Sakamoto JAPAN

7th WT iko2

  • 8th World Open Tournament – October 4-5, 2003, Tokyo, Japan 128 fighters from 63 countries
  1. Kunihiro Suzuki JAPAN
  2. Yuichiro Osaka JAPAN
  3. Takayuki Tsukakoshi JAPAN
  4. Valeri Dimitrov BULGARIA
  5. Francisco Jose Carpena SPAIN
  6. Muzaffer Bacak GERMANY
  7. Norichika Tsukamoto JAPAN
  8. Daniel Torok HUNGARY

Fighting Spirit Award: Kenji Maekawa JAPAN

Technical Award: Brian Jakobsen DENMARK

Tameshawari Award: Olexey Kasatonov UKRAINE, Donatas Imbras LITHUANIA, Maxim Shevchenko RUSSIA


  1. Takayuki Tsukakoshi JAPAN
  2. Donatas Imbras LITHUANIA
  3. Valeri Dimitrov BULGARIA
  4. Roman Nesterenko RUSSIA
  5. Maxim Shevchenko RUSSIA
  6. Darius Gudauskas LITHUANIA
  7. Norichika Tsukamoto JAPAN
  8. Denis Grigoriev RUSSIA

Fighting Spirit Award: Vasiliy Khudiakov  RUSSIA

Technical Award: Valeri Dimitrov BULGARIA

Tameshiwari Award: Maxim Shevchenko RUSSIA


The 9th World Tournament 2007

  1. Norichika Tsukamoto JAPAN
  2. Tsutomo Muruyama JAPAN
  3. Roman Nesterenko RUSSIA
  4. Lukas Kubilius LITHUANIA
  5. Brian Jakobsen DENMARK
  6. Andrey Materov RUSSIA (RIP)
  7. Yuji Shimamoto JAPAN
  8. Evgeni Andrushko RUSSIA




Sources: kyokushinresults.uk and shinkyokushinkai.co.jp