Sensei Volodymyr Savchenko passed away


WTKF president, sensei Volodymyr Savchenko passed away (10th of July, 2020).

We would like to express on behalf of the World Traditional Karate-do Federation heartfelt sympathy to family. Volodya Savchenko was a great asset for traditional karate worldwide. He played a significant role in traditional karate depelopment.

He will be always remembered as person who dedicated his life to traditional karate, supporter of grandmaster Hidetaka Nishiyama. Volodya was always kindly to everyone, trying to help. He never attacked someone personaly, instead of this he prefered to talk and to find solutions how to avoid any conflict. He followed the “Karate Ni Sente Nashi” principle, there is not attack in karate.  Because of Volodya’s life work, the Ukraine Traditional Karate-do Federation brought up many athletes and champions.

We remember his jokes at many WTKF summer camps, always positive aproach to the life.  All of this we will keep in our memories.

We want to give our condolences to family, friends and students and all our support to the Ukraine Traditional Karate-do Federation to continue the tradition.

World Traditional Karate-do Federation
board of directors

Andrzej Maciejewski
Giedrius Dranevicius
Moshe Rokah
Radek Januš

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