1st South American Karate Championships - WUKFThursday, August 19, 2010
1st South American Karate Championships - WUKF
Dear Friends of South American Continent 1st South American Karate Championships - WUKF The day is coming, we have to meet in Asunci?n - Paraguay for our 1st South American Karate Championships WUKF. Mr. Tomas Orue is preparing all for receive our friends from WUKF in this continent, we have to show our union and technical level. Only together we can get projection and power in our countries, lets go to Paraguay and bring your competitors and referees. If some Federation forgot the LOGIN and PASSWORD for inscriptions on line, please, don?t heists to contact us by email. As you can see in our website www.wukf-karate.org in Paraguay we will have all categories since 06 years old to Veterans, Individual and Team for Kata and Kumite. Please, confirm your presence there and obey the deadline for inscriptions. INSCRIPITIONS - Until 15th September - 2010, after that, you can change or add competitors until 22nd September - 2010. TOGETHER WE CAN DO THE BEST KARATE IN THE WORLD Sincerely Osvaldo Messias de Oliveira Presidente WUKF www.wukf-karate.org
3rd WUKF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR SENIORS AND VETERANSTuesday, August 17, 2010
3rd WUKF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR SENIORS AND VETERANS
Dear Karate friends: The "3rd WUKF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR SENIORS AND VETERANS" will be held at Lignano, Italy from 26th to 29th of May 2011 (please note the changing of the period). The organizing committee, Samurai Magazine and FIK - Federazione Italiana de Karate, with the approval of WUKF DC, decided to do this change for a better offer concerning the accommodation and meals for the participating federations. As you probably know in June in Italy starts the summer season and especially in G Tour Ville, where we will organize our championships, the prices will be higher. In May the prices are cheaper for all and the weather is perfect for an excellent summer holiday and for a perfect World Championship as we promise to offer to you. We are waiting more than 900 competitors from at least 50 Federations affiliated to WUKF; for sure it will be the record of participation of our events. Prepare your teams, referees and coaches and let"s meet in Italy; in short time we will publish in our web site the complete information concerning the participation at the most important WUKF event. Access our website, inform yourself and please don"t hesitate to send your questions to us. After the big success in Brazil, let"s show again the power of WUKF with high technical level and Friendships. Remember always "Together we can do the best Karate in the world" Best Regards Osvaldo Messias de Oliveira Presidente WUKF www.wukf-karate.org Liviu Crisan Vice President and General Secretary WUKF
To Mr. Farookh SenseiMonday, July 26, 2010
To Mr. Farookh Sensei
The WUKF Executive Committee of World Union of Karate Do Federations decided unanimously to appoint Mr. Farookh Sensei, the President of ISKKA - International Shotokan Karate Kodokai Association of Qatar - as WUKF AMBASSADOR for Asia. His goodwill for WUKF promoting in his region being very strong we look forward to have in our friend Sensei Farookh an excellent representative. Sensei Farookh is a very serious man and he has all our credibility working in his charge. Sincerely, Osvaldo Messias de Oliveira WUKF President
Message of PresidentTuesday, July 13, 2010
Message of President
Dear Karate Friends,
The "3rd WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR CHILDREN, CADETS AND JUNIORS" and the "INTERNATIONAL WUKF OPEN FOR SENIORS", were the biggest success of the Karate world.
Since the reception in the airports up to the farewell party, the CBKI - Confedera?ao Brasileira de Karate Interestilos, showed to the world how an event must be organized.
The transfers were assured by 10 buses and 3 vans during all the week of the event, 24 hours at the disposal of all participants.
On 7th and 8th July the Seminars of Referees was organized, a big number of participation was recorded. Mr.Sever Cucu, Chairman of WUKF Referees Commission, and the team of referees worked together theoretical and practical aspects of WUKF rukes into a high level seminar. The Conference room of Hotel Burbon in Sao Paulo was a perfect and comfortable place for all referees and coaches participating at this seminar.
The big Karate champion, the fantastic athlete and trainer, Christophe Pinna, was invited for teaching two Kumite Seminars where 600 athletes participated. It was a really show of competence and quality training of Christophe Pinna class.
The participation fee for the seminar was this time basic aliments, 5 kilos of rice or floor or sugar; there were over 5.000 kg of aliments that were donated after to two orphanages in Sao Paulo being a exceptionally example of spirit of humanity of Mr. Pinna, who requested no fee from the organizers. WUKF and CBKI want to send the best thanks to the big champion and man, Christophe Pinna.
The WUKF Congress was organized, as always, in the deepest warm and friendship atmosphere, democracy and opportunity for all presidents for expressing their opinions and ideas.
On 8th July the CBKI Reception took place in the Bourbon Hotel, it was the best WUKF reception up today, many Brazilian authorities and personalities were invited, participating together with the federations presidents and VIPs. The protocol, music and entertainment were marvelous, providing after the festivity session a good environment for the Presidents, Referees and officials to exchange ideas.
From 9th to 11th of July we had the competition days into the Ibirapuera Sport Hall, a huge stadium for 16.000 spectators, with lot of facilities.
It was for the first time that WUKF and CBKI invested at so high level into competition technology, the Karate Competition System worked very well, with the expected errors (like all the software used for the first time) that were recorded and will be eliminated for the next championship.
Every day the organizers distributed 1.000 free food boxes to all participants, a big restaurant was available free for all Referees, Officials and Representatives of the Federations members too.
The Open Ceremony was a big show, 28 present Federations and Brazilian team were very surprised by the big group of TAIKO, demonstration of the big champion Christophe Pinna, who simulated some fights with different aged children during demonstrations. Unfortunately the financial crisis from Europe and other countries affected the expected participation at the championship, some federation canceling their participation in Brazil in the last moment.
During the Open Ceremony we saw the fantastic demonstration of the big master Giacomo Spartaco Bertoletti and his student Angelo Balconi, both from Italy, high level techniques of Kobujutsu and personal defense of this Martial Art, thank you good friend Bertoletti for your support to WUKF.
The show was ended with a big samba carnival, where at the end all the participants danced and made photos with the most important samba school from Sao Paulo.
After the end of the championship, we had the Farwell Party into the Bourbon Hotel Conference Room, with more than 600 participants, who received free buffet and drinks; DJ Alexandre, who was the heart of the discotheque, did a big show of dancing and good time.
During the championships we had honor of the presence of important personalities of Karate World: Sensei Oscar Higa, the big master of Shorin Ryu, Sensei Yassunori Yonamine, one of the biggest master Goju Ryu from Okinawa; thanks to all masters for their presences in our event that brought more brightness to our championships.
WUKF and CBKI demonstrated the competence of big events organization, using high level of technology, showing respect to the participants.
Thanks for all, it is WUKF recovering the Karate and as always I have to say:
"Together we can do the best Karate in whole of the world"
Vice-president and General Secretary
Prof.dr. Liviu Crisan
Osvaldo Messias de Oliveira