Shihan Marc Van Walleghem
SHIHAN MARC WALLEGHEM

3rd EUROPEAN OPEN KNOCK DOWN
KYOKUSHINKAI KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
15th November, 2003 
Antwerp - Belgium

Shihan Marc Van Walleghem
SHIHAN MARC WALLEGHEM

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This years this International Tournament  is Organized by the National Karate Kyokushin Belgium under the leadership of Shihan Marc Walleghem. The European Kyokushinkai Organization is extending an invitation to countries from all around the world and also make it open to others Kyokushin Organizations and to others stiles. Many fighters for all around the World will get together to test their skill against others. This Tournament promised to be the biggest Open Kyokushin World tournament . We wish Shihan Marc Walleghem and his Organization all the best on this event.
 

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

ORGANIZER NATIONAL KARATE KYOKUSHIN BELGIUM (N.K.K.B.)
Shihan Marc Van Walleghem
Country representative for the International Karate Organization Kyokushin Kaikan (IKO 3)
Technical Director for the European Kyokushinkai Organization (
EKO)
DATE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2003
PLACE DEURNE - ARENA-HALL, ARENAPLEIN
ANTWERP -
BELGIUM
ANTWERP If you need information about the host city "ANTWERP" Click Here
ELIMINATIONS  
FINAL  
OPEN TO ALL KARATE - TAE KWON DO - KICK BOXING - KUNG FU - MUAY THAI - ETC.
- Open for every Karateka from every style are faction who's prepared to fight according to Budo-spirit on IKO-Knockdown rules (full contact).
- Applicants should have turned 18 years;
- Applicants should have official medical certificate that approves participating at competitions and for women a pregnancy test with negative result. There will also be a medical inspection before the tournament.
- Participants must wear a Dogi.
- There will be a maximum of 2 fighters/category/country; priority will be given to IKO - Matushima members.
GUEST OF HONOR Kancho Yoshikazu Matsushima : President of the International Karate Organization Kyokushin Kai Kan (IKO 3)
Shihan John Taylor (Vice-President of the International Karate Organization Kyokushin Kai Kan (IKO 3)
Shihan Roman Szyrajew (President of the Canada and North America Kyokushin Karate organization)
ATTENDANCE OF Besides the European Teams there will be teams from Australia, Iran, Japan, and usa.
PROGRAM - November 13, 2003: Kancho Matsushima & Shihan Taylor will be welcomed at Brussels Airport (Zaventem)
- November 14, 2003: Weighing and Referee Seminar
- November 15, 2003: Tournament and Sayonara Party
- November 16, 2003: Branch Chief Meeting and Kancho's Seminar
MORE INFORMATION Fax/Tel: +32 2481639 or Dojo Phone +32 2376334 (Ask for Shihan Marc)
E-Mail: 
marc.vanwalleghem@nkkb.be 

WEIGHT DIVISIONS

MEN LIGHTWEIGHT UNDER 70 KG.
MEN MIDDLEWEIGHT 70 TO  80 KG.
MEN HEAVYWEIGHT OVER 80 KG.
WOMEN LIGHTWEIGHT UNDER 55 KG.
WOMEN MIDDLEWEIGHT UNDER 62.5 KG.
WOMEN HEAVYWEIGHT OVER 62.5 KG.
   
TAMESHIWARI

Applicants should know that there will be Tameshiwari.

APPLICATION There is no application fee. Please fill in the enclosed application form.
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT a) For men the use of suspensor is compulsory, other pads are not allowed to use!
b) For women breast protector that leaves the complete area of the chudan open (unproteceted) must be used!
c) One is free to use a mouth bit
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT a) For men the use of suspensor is compulsory, other pads are not allowed to use!
b) For women breast protector that leaves the complete area of the chudan open (unprotected) must be used!
c) One is free to use a mouth bit

 

INVITATION

Osu!

Dear Kancho, Shihan, Sensei and Senpai,

As Branch Chief of the International Karate Organisation IKO_Matsushima  I have the honour to invite you to the 3rd European Open Championships Kyokushin Karate Kumite held in Antwerp on November 15th, 2003.

We will welcome at this event also :

         Kancho Yoshikazu Matsushima, president of the IKO;

         Shihan John Taylor, vice-president of the IKO;

         Shihan Roman Szyrajew, North American Regional Head of the IKO;

         And many other international teams and representatives.

The schedule of the event will be as follows:

         Thursday November 13th; arrival of teams and officials

         Friday November      14th; weighing at the Hotel Campanile; briefing of the referee's

         Saturday November 15th; tournament (Arenahal) and sayonara party (Hotel Campanile)

         Sunday November   16th; branch chief meeting of IKO and also EKO at the Hotel Campanile at 10:00h

         Monday November  17th; seminar given by Kancho Matsushima at Tamashi Dojo at 13:00h

         Monday November  17th; grading by Kancho Matsushima at Tamashi Dojo at  20:00h
 

Hotel accommodation is foreseen at the Campanile Hotel very near to the tournament hall.

Hotel Campanile Antwerpen

Potvlietlaan2, B-2600 Berchem (Antwerpen), (tel) 32 3 2364355  (fax) 32 3 2365653 antwerpen@campanile.be

         Single room with breakfast                       77 Euro

         Double room with breakfast                     86 Euro

         Triple room with breakfast                      105 Euro

Every room has TV, phone, bathroom with bath or shower.

There will be a free shuttle bus from the Hotel to the tournament Hall and back.

The sayonara party will be in the Hotel at 21h and includes a diner (soup, buffet with salad, fish and meat and 5 consummations) and costs 30 Euro/person (free for officials and fighters).

Everything has to be paid on the following EC's-account (mention EC Antwerp 2003):

(50% before 15th of September 2003)

KBC-Bank, 733-0100655-96 p/a Van Walleghem - De Lie; Paleisstraat 107 2000 Antwerpen

 

 About the tournament : 

The tournament will take place in the Arenahal, Arenaplein1 2100 Deurne (tel) 32 3 3211512

There are about 1250 seats and 100 extra VIP places available.

The fighters will have locked rooms with showers.

There 's a separate briefing room for referees and officials.

Entrance fee is 12.5,- Euro or 10,- Euro (pre-sale).

There is no application fee for this tournament.

Every country of the EKO can send two participants per category (max 6 candidates).

If there are less participants for a country other karateka can also apply (also from other factions or styles). The vacant places will be filled in first order with people of the same country if not with other karateka.

Two passport pictures of every fighter and branch chief have to be send with the application.

Every fighter has to be registered. Therefore non-European (EU) or non-North American fighters will have to supply a visum-approval of the Belgian Embassy (please ask your visum at least before June 2003!!!)

There will be a maximum of 128 fighters a this tournament.
The categories are as follows :

Male -70 kg, -80 kg and + 80 kg

Female -55 kg, -62,5 kg, +62,5 kg

There have to be at least 4 fighters in each category (if not categories can be changed).

Applicants should have turned 18 years; should have official medical certificate that approves participating at competitions and for women a pregnancy test with negative result.

There will also be a medical inspection before the tournament.

Participants will wear a Dogi.

Participants will prove that they have a sport-insurance suited for full contact sports.

Participants will sign a declaration saying they take full responsibility of participation in this event.

Participants will fight under Budo spirit and full fair play and will act as such on this tournament.

 

Protecting equipment:

         for men the use of suspensor is compulsory, other pads are not allowed to use!

         for women breast protector that leaves the complete area of the chudan open (unproteceted) must be used (no plates)!

         one is free to use a mouth bit

We would be very happy if your team wants to bring in judges and referees (only IKO_Matsushima affiliated). Please fill in the form attached.

I hope to see everyone of you again in our beautiful city of Antwerp on the occasion of this important event.

If any additional info is required do not hesitate to contact me.

 

With best regards,

 

Shihan Marc Van Walleghem

Branch Chief IKO_Matsushima Group Belgium

President of National Karate Kyokushinkai Belgium

Technical Director EKO

Paleisstraat 107

2000 Antwerpen

fax and phone : 32 3 2481639

dojo phone : 32 3 2376334

E-mail: marc.vanwalleghem@nkkb.be

Web-site : www.nkkb.be 


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