In Barcelona Spain On November 19, 2022, an international Kyokushinkai Karate tournament called ” COPA OYAMA ” took place at the Polisportiva LA BASTIDA in Barcelona. About 400 athletes from various countries and divided by age and weight categories participate in the tournament. Representing SO-Kyokushin Italia, seven athletes from Parabita, Sannicola, Collepasso were selected by Shihan Casto Samuele, who achieved excellent placements bringing our colors to the top step of the podium with MARTA ADDOLORATA FERSINI 1st classified in the category and ASIA GRECO third place in the same category. Every single victory was obtained by scoring precious points with precise and effective techniques, as required by the international Kyokushinkai regulation and this facilitated the refereeing decisions without the need for other evaluations regarding the assignment of the victory. The commitment, perseverance and dedication of our athletes Marta and Asia are also the success of our colors and the satisfaction of Shihan Casto Samuele who represented Sokyokushin in Spain with the Italian flag. Shihan complimented the students proposing new horizons on the martial path of both. On this occasion, I, Sensei Centonze and Sensei Greco, were able to meet and greet the dearest Sensei Grzegorz Stachurski, manager and head of the So-Kyokushin branch in Spain.

Shihan Samuele Casto