Delhi, IndiaFriday, November 23, 2012
The preparation of the days of competition was very strict and well-studied; checking out the sport-hall, preparing the pools and not at the last 2 press conferences with 11 TV Broadcast studious present at the Headquarters of the AIBKF federation announced the next 3 hard days in the Talkatora Indoor Stadium Delhi.
The referee seminar was conducted by Luis Ivan, Brazil, the Director of the WUKF Referee Commission. The referee teams, 44 of the best Asia WUKF referees were present at Delhi, trying to find the last updates and news of the WUKF rules. An interactive seminar, very well organized by Luis Ivan, cleared the most important aspects of the application of the rules. Mr. Azad Kumar from England, one of the experimented WUKF referee, joined the seminar, helping the lecturer.
The opening ceremony started in time, bringing together more than 2500 people.
Lot of important VIP and officials, spectators and trainers, delegates and coaches filled the sports hall of the competition, marched on a wonderful dynamic and modern Indian music animating all the participants. More than two hours and a half, speeches and traditional dances, demonstrations and modern dances delighted the audience. FIRST DAY
The Kata competition began with the children events for the present styles: Budokan, Shotokan, GojuRyu, ShorinRyu and ShitoRyu. Competitors from Bangladesh, Brazil, Denmark, India, Iran, Kirgizstan, Malaysia, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom lined-up at the tatamies for Kata competition.
Hundreds of children trembling of emotions and hopes lined-up to the tatamies waiting to demonstrate their performance. Of course like all the competitions some of them were happy and some of them sad but this is the life of a Karate-ka. They will go back into their dojos and practice harder, preparing the next competition where they will hope to become champions.
In the afternoon the senior?s competition had a very high level; competitors from Brazil, Denmark, Russia and Romania, World and European champions strengthened the concurrence at some of the categories.
The strong competitors of Asia faced the high performance of the competitors from "the rest of the world champions" and we were very happy to see that before and especially after the competition they become friends sharing their experience together. For sure the friendly climate was the strong point of the first day and we do hope that this will be kept in the next days.
Tomorrow the Kumite competition will start and the most important job will be in the hands of the referees excellent conducted by Luis Ivan, the director of the WUKF Referee Department. Let?s see how the Asian champions will resist to the offensive of the European champions. We shall come back to you with news.