The finish line is only the beginning of a new competition
Seminar and belt exam, Karate Kyokushin International Championship 24th-28th of august 2016
Between 24-26’th of August, the International W.A.K.U. Seminar was held. The special invite of this event was Hanshi Hussein Suleiman 8 DAN from Kuwait. The event was organized by Romania’s Branch Chief of the W.A.K.U organization, Tudor Mihail Valentin 3 DAN. Together with Hanshi Hussein Hassan Suleiman, there came Ali Assaf, a dedicated kyokushin practitioner and student of Hanshi Suleiman.
Emotions were high, the children restless. However, everybody passed and the presence of Hanshi Hussein Suleiman was a true joy for everyone involved.
The events were held on the Salt Lake beach, and the program was intensive, with 2 trainings per day, one in the morning and another in the afternoon.
Hanshi Hussein Suleiman shared important ideas about the techniques and kumite strategies left by Sosai Oyama. Besides the certificates offered to those who participated in the seminar, Hanshi Hussein offered certificates of achievement to both small and big fighters, everyone leaving extremely satisfied.
On the 27’th of august, the intensive refereeing course took place, where everyone got involved to deepen their knowledge of correct refereeing, as left by Mas Oyama, founder of the kyokushin style. On the same day, important fights took place, where even Ali Assaf, the student of Hanshi Hussein Suleiman, participated.
On the 28’th of August, the last day of the international tournament, the belt exam was held, where the branch chief of Romania, Tudor Mihail Valentin gained 3 DAN. Also, Tudor Roxana and Pralea Bogdan became the first black belts from Sensei Tudor Mihail Valentin after many years of training them, proving our federation is growing year by year and becoming stronger. Bujoreanu Octavia and Colisnicencu Daniel gained 2 kyu, becoming the new brown belts of the W.A.K.U. organization Romania. We can also take pride of the new green belts, 3 kyu, gained by Ciuraru Mihaela and Cristea Bogdan. Last but not least, come instructors fully dedicated to the kyokushin way: Musat Marian 5 kyu, Tudoran Gabriel 6 kyu, Gogoi Magdalena 6 kyu, Burghelea Adrian 6 kyu.
W.A.K.U Romania was glad to have Hanshi Hussein Suleiman with us, and there will definitely be more events where he will be invited.
Osu!! Congratulations to all the participants and to the parents, who supported the children towards reaching their goals. We wish them good health, to continue supporting performance, and all the best.