The METROPOL Group of companies actively
supports sporting events. In 2004 the Kyokushinkan Karate-do
Federation was established. The Federation is headed by Mikhail
Slipenchuk. The Federation seeks to continue the tradition of
Kyokushinkan karate-do in Russia and unite people practicing
Kyokushinkan karate-do in Russia.
Recently the open competition has been held, now
preparations for a world championship are underway.
On May 23, 2004 the Youth Open Team Cup of the
Kyokushinkan Karate-do Federation was held. The competition aimed
at promoting healthy life style and sport among children and young
On May 28-29, 2004 the men's Kyokushinkan
Karate-do Open International Competition was held in which the best
athletes from Russia, the CIS and abroad participated.
The main referee was Kancho Hatsuo Royama (9th
dan), the President of the International Kyokushinkan Karate-do
Federation and the Kyokushin Syogakukai Federation.
There is a need to organize competition on a
regular basis, as athletes are show high levels of mastery.
Following the Federation Cup competition, a national team will be
formed to participate in the Kyokushin Karate World Championship,
Moscow, September 10-11, 2005.
For more details: www.kyokushinkan.ru