8th TRADITIONAL KARATE WORLD CUP ORLEN 2015
June 5-6, 2015, Stara Wies (Poland)
The 8th Traditional Karate World Cup ORLEN 2015 took place on June 5 to 6, 2015 at the Japanese Martial Arts and Sports Centre “Dojo – Stara Wies” in Poland. In this great event competed a superb collection of elite traditional karate athletes from 11 countries: Argentina, Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and USA. 12 top men’s and 9 women’s traditional karate athletes were nominated by the national federation and selected by the WTKF Technical Committee.
The significant traditional karate event was honored by the attendance of Mr. Lech Walesa – former President of Poland, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, legend of “Solidarity” who took the honorary patronage under the competition. The following delegations attended in the meeting with Mr. President Walesa: Japan Karate Association (JKA), World Koshiki Karatedo Federation (WKKF), World Traditional Karate-Do Federation (WTKF) and representatives of national federations from all over the world.
President Walesa visited Dojo – Stara Wies second time. Six years ago, he officially opened the center. He said: “Once, during the second day of August strike, journalists asked me what we’re doing here, I replied that I wanted to build in Poland another Japan. Dojo in Stara Wies is an example of the fact that this idea is perfectly realized.”
As well, Mr. Witold Stepien, Marshal of the Lodzkie voivodshiptook took the honorary patronage over the competition.
The competition proceeded at the very high technical level.
In the women’s final match, Maria Depta (Poland) was victorious by beating an experienced athlete Małgorzata Zabrocka (Poland). Maria Depta won the last World Cup in 2013 in Lublin. Natalia Tsarova (Russia) and Kristina Schevchenko (Ukraine) fought for 3rd Place, which was won by Natalia Tsarova.
In the men’s final match, Damian Stasiak (Poland) defeated his friend from national team Rafal Wajda (Poland). Ukraine’s Vladimir Pucha took 3rd Place by beating Ronaldier Rodrigues from Brazil.
The 8th Traditional Karate World Cup ORLEN 2015 took place in conjunction with the 3rd Intercontinental Kumite Cup, which was attended by the kumite teams from Brazil – current world champions, Pan-American and Poland – the Host. The winner was team from Poland. Brazil team took 2nd Place by beating Pan-American team.
During the tournament the representatives of Japan Karate Association (JKA) ans World Koshiki Karatedo Federation (WKKF), as well as Tetsuhiro Hokama Sensei (10 DAN Gojuryu Karatedo Hanshi), President of the Okinawa Gojuryu Kenshi Kai Karatedo Kobudo Association, and Masakazu Hashimoto, Special Advisor of WTKF Board of Directors, presented a very special demonstrations.
The tournament was watched by Toshihiro Mori, Executive Director of Japan Karate Association, and Masayuki Kukan Hisataka, Founder and Chairman of World Koshiki Karatedo Federation.
The official results – The 8th Traditional Karate World Cup ORLEN 2015
The official results – The 3rd Intercontinental Cup
3rd Panamerican team
Donald Crowe (Canada)
Claudio Alejandro Jurado (Argentina)
Marcus Wenner (USA)
4th – European team
Andrej Demler (Germany)
Tigran Gevorgyan (Armenia)
Kuzmin Kirill (Russia)
Vladimir Pucha (Ukraina)