Category Archives: Shihan Gorai

The 21st All American Open in NYC

  Osu! On June 18, 2016, IKO USA New York Branch (KKNY) hosted the All American Open International Karate Championships at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. Approximately 100 competitors ranging in age from 5 to … Continue reading

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2016 ALL AMERICAN OPEN International Karate Championships in NYC

Osu! The spring after the World Open is traditionally very quiet, as the elite fighters, who have just spent the last four years working towards the Worlds, take some time off while the young, up and coming fighters begin their … Continue reading

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IKO International Karate Friendship

Osu! The IKO Kyokushinkaikan annual International Karate Friendship tournaments concluded last weekend in Tokyo, Japan. Over 1500 competitors from all over the world, ranging in age from 5yrs to 55yrs and up, competed in Kata and Kumite divisions over the … Continue reading

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Kyokushin Spring 2016

Osu! Here it is spring time in NYC already… Much too long since last post, Osu. Last November 2015, the IKO Kyokushinkaikan held the 11TH WORLD OPEN KARATE TOURNAMENT in Tokyo, Japan and crowned a new WORLD CHAMPION, ZAHARI DAMYANOV!  … Continue reading

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All American Open, World Team Tournament Brazil & Summer Camps

Osu! We just concluded the 2015 ALL AMERICAN OPEN International Karate Championships in New York last month and crowned OLEKSANDR IEROMENKO the All American Open Champion for the 2nd year in a row! Congratulations to all competitors from North, South & Central … Continue reading

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BUSY 1st half of 2015!

OSU! It has been a long time since last blog entry… It has been a very busy in NYC-NJ Dojos, and in the IKO Kyokushinkaikan. This November, IKO Honbu will host the once-every-four-year pinnacle of karate competition in Tokyo, Japan, … Continue reading

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USWC15

Osu. Congratulations everyone at the US Weight Category Karate Championships this past weekend at the Aratani Japan America Theatre in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA. Our Team KKNY did a great job in all their divisions. Trophy winners include Senpai … Continue reading

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Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu OSU!

Osu. Happy New Year 2015! We just concluded the official New Year’s Training at the NY Dojo, “Kagami Biraki”. Thank you to all students and family members who attended and supplied the delicious food and mochi making skills, OSU! Last … Continue reading

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Back to Basics

Osu. I got back from Banff, Canada Monday and the IKO North American International Black Belt Conference. Shihan Stuart Corrigal and IKO Canada host this biannual gathering in the snow covered Canadian Rocky Mountains. The camp was attended by IKO … Continue reading

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Kyokushin KIAI, all over the world

Osu. Fall is a great time of year in New York. It has been warm, but now the trees are starting to turn color in Central Park. I am happy that I could really focus on our local NY-NJ Dojo’s … Continue reading

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