OLYMPICS OF THE BALTIC
20 апреля 2017, 10:11
RIGA OLYMPIAD OF MARTIAL ARTS
March 25-26, 2017 The National Team of the Karate School "SATO" took part in the 6th European Karate Championship, which was held in Riga, the Republic of Latvia.
The championship gathered under its wing athletes from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Algeria, Italy, Japan and other countries.
Karate School "SATO" for this Championship sent the National Team consisting of:
Alexander Dorogin (3 dan); Dmitry Kuznetsov (2 dan); Roman Martynov (2nd dan); Stanislav Verkhovsky (1 Dan); Julia Minakova (1 dan); Vladimir Kolesnikov (3 kyu); Artem Verbitsky (4 kyu) and Timofey Strelkov (5 kyu).
At the Championship were presented such martial arts as: karate (shobu-kumite and point-kumite-contact); Hapkido; kickboxing; Kobudo; freestyle; kosiki karate and others.
Our athletes took part in the sections shobu-kumite, point-kumite-contact and kata.
In total, our team won 11 medals of different denominations.
Alexander Dorogin won 2nd place in point-kumite contact, 3rd place in shobu-kumite and 2nd place in Kata.
Dmitry Kuznetsov -1 place in Kata and 2 place in point-kumite-contact.
Roman Martynov - 1 place in the Kata.
Stanislav Verkhovsky - 2 place in point-kumite-contact.
Yulia Minakova - 1 place in shobu-kumite, 2 place in point-kumite-contact and 2 place in Kata.
Vladimir Kolesnikov - 2 place in point-kumite-contact.
Also worthy were Artem Verbitsky and Timofey Strelkov, but, unfortunately, lost in the final duels and took the 4th place.
This trip to Riga was doubly successful for our children. They were fortunate enough to pass two seminars on martial arts from foreign masters.
Seminar on karate section KATA was conducted by Master Tetsuya Fuzhita, 4 dan (Japan), and a seminar on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was conducted by Maestro Alfredo D `Olimpio, 7 dan (Italy).
Maestro Alfredo D `Olympio noted the high training of our athletes. Sparring partner of his during the seminar was our athlete Alexander Dorogin.
Sensei T. Fuzhita expressed his hope for the arrival of the Japanese team to the championships held by the Karato SATO School in the city of Stroitel, and in turn invited the SATO School Team to the championships held by Japan.
In general, our National Team performed well in this Championship, slightly "silvering Europe".
Directorate Karate School "SATO" expresses its gratitude to the organizers of the Olympic Games in Riga and hope for the duration of our friendship and the participation of our National Teams in the World Championships held in the Baltic States.
Also the guys strolled through the streets of old Riga, having received a lot of impressions.
Now our athletes will have to intensively prepare for the upcoming tournaments and seminars.
Good luck to you and a soft mat!