Polish Fullcontact Karate Championships – Report

Over 500 fighters from 55 dojos and as many as 12 fullcontact karate organizations took part in the Polish Fullcontact Karate Championships, which took place on April 6, 2024 in Kołobrzeg, Poland. IKO World So-Kyokushin Poland won a total of 43 medals, including: 15 gold, 14 silver and 14 bronze. It is also worth noting that the Szczecin Husaria Dojo (IKO World So-kyokushin) took second place in the general classification. The event was organized by the Kołobrzeg Kyokushin Karate Club BUNTAI headed by Sensei Paweł Falko. The championship was held under the Honorary Patronage of the Embassy of Japan in Poland and the Patronage of the Mayor of Kołobrzeg, Anna Mieczkowska. The main referee of the Championships was Shihan Mariusz Godoś (So-Kyokushin) and the technical referee was Shihan Sławomir Dubiel (WKB). Thanks to such a large cast, we had the opportunity to admire the fights of the best players from Poland and even Europe, from many organizations. The competition was held on 5 tatami, which made it difficult to know which one to focus on, as there were so many exciting fights! Each mat was run by a professional FightSystem IT system managed by Shihan Radosław Ambroziak and his Husaria Team, thanks to which the competition ran very smoothly and without interruptions. The entire event could be followed live thanks to the broadcast provided by SparingPartner Wiktor Bias. The winners of the senior categories during the Polish Championships, in addition to diplomas, medals and cups, received one-off financial scholarships. The financial scholarships are half covered by the funds of the Polish Fullcontact Karate Organization and the other half by the funds of the Championship organizer. OSU!!!