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All Japan Weight Category Draw 2013

The draw for the 30th All Japan Weight Category tournament is now out. There are two Australian fighters taking part – Sensei Steven Cujic from So-honbu/Cujic Kyokushin Sydney and Shaune O’Farrell from Brisbane. Sensei Steven is placed as the number … Continue reading

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2013 Kyokushin 5th World Weight Category Draw

The draw is out for the 2013 Kyokushin World Weight Category tournament and the South Pacific team has a tough road ahead of them. Here are the Australian and New Zealand Kyokushin fighters first round draws for the April tournament … Continue reading

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All Japan Press Interview

Video of the press interview with Japanese fighters on the 10/10/2012 on the upcoming 44th All Japan. Kancho discusses that Japanese fighters only have a maximum of 40% change of winning… very interesting indeed. Lets see how things pan out … Continue reading

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Artur Hovhannisyan to visit Australia in December

Sensei Artur Hovhannisyan, the Armenia powerhouse, will be coming to Australia in December this year. Sensei Artur is currently employed at honbu of International Karate Organisation Kyokushinkaikan. This is a fantastic opportunity for Kyokushin Australia practitioners to meet the great … Continue reading

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Sensei Garry O’Neill returns to the matt at the New Zealand Kyokushin National Tournament

Perhaps Australia’s best full contact fighter, Sensei Garry O’Neill, returned to the matt at this year’s New Zealand Nationals, taking part in a special one match exhibition match against the New Zealand Heavyweight champion and now kick boxer, James Eades. … Continue reading

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Garry O’Neill to host Seminar in September

Have you ever watched Sensei Garry O’Neill fight and wondered how he constantly defeated opponents who were much heavier than him? Ever want to reproduce his moving, his weight transfer, his technique, his ring craft? Well here is your chance… … Continue reading

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Garry O’Neill to fight One Match in New Zealand!

It has been confirmed that Sensei Garry O’Neill will be fighting in a One Match challenge at the 2012 New Zealand IKO National tournament August 11th this year. It will be an exhibition match. He will be fighting against Sempai … Continue reading

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Congratulations Zahari Damyanov – American Open 2012 Winner

Congratulations to Zahari Damyanov from Bulgaria, winner of the 2012 Kyokushin All American Karate Open tournament. Damyanov face Kapanadze in the final, who had been fighting very strong during the day. The first round saw tough close fighting with Damyanov … Continue reading

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Top 8 decided – American Open

Top 8 has been decided of the men’s All American Kyokushin Open tournament as follows: 1. Alejandro Navarro (Spain) 4. Marcin Prachnio (Poland) 7. Nicolae Stoian (Romainia) 11. Goderzi Kapanadze (Russia) 12. Oleksandr Ieromenko (Ukraine) 15. Alexey Medvedev (Russia) 100. … Continue reading

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All American Open Draw and Streaming update

This years All American Open is shaping up to be a spectacular competition, with a very high calibre of fighters! Top 4 seeds are: Alejandro Navarro (Spain) Goderzi Kapanadze (Russia) Oleksandr Ieromenko (Ukraine) Zahari Damyanov (Bulgaria) I forgot to mention … Continue reading

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