On May 19, Shihan Valmir Teles held the Brazilian Kyokushin Karate Championship in the city of Canoas / Brazil, with the participation of  athletes from various Brazilian states as well as athletes from India and Chile. Also present at the event were Professors Hiroto Otani and Luis Nakayama from Japan and Shihan Shivaji Ganguly from India.

The event was supported by the City Hall and was divided into several categories from young beginner to adult black belt.

This championship was widely publicized by the city’s newspapers