KARATE: Kyokushin karate and WKF official karate marriage?
The meeting of two leaders of WKF and KWU has taken place in Moscow
On June 9-10, 2012 the European Open Kyokushin Championship under the aegis of Kyokushin World Union (KWU) was held in Moscow.
During the above Championship the meeting between the President of the World Karate Federation Mr. Antonio Espinos and Co-Chairman of KWU Shihan Yuri Trutnev has taken place.
During the meeting the parties have discussed the matters of cooperation in the field of further development of Kyokushin and also reached the principal agreement on cooperation between the KWU and WKF in the above-mentioned field.
In particular leaders have agreed that the acceptable form of participation of KWU within the frameworks of World Martial Arts Games «SportAccord World Combat Games», which are to be carried out in Saint-Petersburg in 2013, would be found. Besides the following steps on practical implementation concerning the participation of Kyokushin in these Games were determined.
The special accent was made on the interest on the part of KWU in regard to the entering into the SportAccord as independent kind of sport. The mutual understanding was reached in this matter.
Both leaders estimate the results of the meeting as very serious step on the way of cooperation and further approaching of two respectable and recognized organizations in the world on the matters of the development of Karate and Kyokushin.