This weekend April 17/19 we have our European tournament in Warsaw after its all over we will have European champions in both kata and kumite. We also have our World tournament this year, quite a busy time for those who will compete. When there was only one Kyokushin organisation we had one World champion and one European champion, those days are gone. We have so many tournaments at all levels that produce champions.

Sosai talked about the World tournament being the Karate Olympics. There will never be one champion any more there is far to much politics separating the various organisations. Even if there are some who try to make a united tournament, I wonder why? Is it really for the students or for themselves.

If their aim is to unit Kyokushin why do they have separate organizations? We are all guilty in some way of letting the style split, its sad.