Actus 21/10/2020

Mid-October, the Nippon Budokan, which will host Karate and Judo during the 2021 Olympics, hosted its first major event since the Covid outbreak in March. It was a Karate competition that occurred with special shields (Menho). Is it the solution for the coming years ?

 

By Ludovic Mauchien

Photo : WKF

 

Actus 25/09/2020

They are unique ! Never a father and a son both become World champions. William, in 1992, and Jordan, in 2014, did it ! And together, please ! Willy Thomas, scarer of the 80’s and 90’s, forged and then coached his son. This was not the goal, however, and before making him a champion, the father wanted his son to be a responsible man. if that was a champion's trade secret ?

 

By Ludovic Mauchien

Photos : LM / DR

 

Actus 16/09/2020

Teamrock of the French team, World champion in 2012, Kenji Grillon is today a known and recognized fighter in the world and French circuit. Fighter with an iron mind, He tells us about the Bercy 2012 final against Japan’s Ryutaro Araga, whom he won 6-3 in the World’s final.

 

By Florian Fournier / Photo : D.R

Actus 03/09/2020

In May 2016, the French Logan da Costa played his first European semi-final in -75kg. In Montpellier, in front of a boiling crowd, he faced the legend of the sport, Azerbaijan’s Rafael Aghayev. In the wake of a notable success over Ukraine’s Stanislav Horuna, the then 24-year-old Habs will see their journey come to an end in the semi-finals. Although it was a loss, that fight is still very much in his memory today. This is his best fight.

 

By Florian Fournier

Photo : KPhoto

 

Actus 07/09/2020

The initially postponed K1 Moscow will be held from December 11 to 13, WKF said. Elsewhere, John Coates, IOC Vice-President, was categorical : the Tokyo Games will take place in 2021.

 

By Ludovic Mauchien

Photo : LM

 


The initially postponed K1 Moscow will be held from December 11 to 13, WKF said. Elsewhere, John Coates, IOC Vice-President, was categorical : the Tokyo Games will take place in 2021.

By Ludovic Mauchien / Photo : LM


 

Normal life is gradually taking over. After a 2nd Kata competition in Turkey last weekend which brought together 1,800 Karatekas in Sakarya, a Karate 1 is announced in Moscow from December 11 to 13, which would be the first international competition since the lockdown.

It remains to be seen whether the Russian government will relax its policy which, for the time being, requires to remain in quarantine for 2 weeks upon arrival on the Russian soil.

In addition, in an interview to AFP, John Coates, IOC Vice-President and President of the Coordination Committee for the 2020 Olympics, was categorical about the holding of the Olympics in 2021, whatever the evolution of the Coronavirus pandemic. « The Games, with or without Covid, will begin on July 23 […] It will be the Games that have defeated the Covid, the light at the end of the tunnel ».

 

Actus 24/08/2020

Play a world final against the running World champion, moreover a Japanese, marks you for life, even more if you win it. Eleni Chatziliadou lived this extraordinary moment in Madrid, in 2018. In the +68 kg final, the Greek was opposed to Ayumi Uekusa. How did she approach her final ? How did she feel... She tells us about it...

 

By Ludovic Mauchien

Photo : Kphotos