This will be the first time since Sosai Oyama’s death that a Kyokushin world tournament will be a truly OPEN tournament. 58 countries, 20 other Kyokushin organizations, 461 competitors in 9 divisions, 20,000 spectators !!!
Kyokushin-kan’s 2nd World Tournament will be held this October 2-4 in Budapest Hungary. In addition to Kyokushin-kan participants from 58 countries, there will be representatives from at least 12 and perhaps as many as 20 other Kyokushin organizations. This will be the first time since Sosai Oyama’s death that a Kyokushin world tournament will be a truly OPEN tournament. This tournament draws as many as 461 competitors in 9 divisions (4 male weight classes, 3 female, and Kata for men and women) to the largest, most-modern sports arena in Eastern Europe, seating as many as 20,000 spectators. For more reasons than one, therefore, this tournament could become the biggest Kyokushin tournament in History!
The organizers of the WT have prepared not only with a simple program but with a show by means of which they want to take the interest of those who are interested in other combat sports.
Karate society is preparing for this huge event, since if they manage to join and find a common way to Kyokushin Karate, there is realistic chance to meet this sport in the Olympic Games in 2016 !