Armenia’s Kyokushin karate federations unite under single association
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 5, ARMENPRESS. Federations of different Kyokushin karate styles of Armenia have united under a single association.
Spartak Gasparyan, president of the Kyokushin Karate-Do National Federation, told a press conference that the process had begun in 2017.
Gasparyan said the association has united five federations presently.
He said that the association has been officially named Association of Kyokushin-Kay Contact Karate Federations of Armenia by the justice ministry.
Members of the association are European and World Champions.
The association will hold a tournament in Armenia in autumn, which will form the Armenian national team, which in turn, will participate in the European and World Championships in 2019.
Kyokushin is a style of stand-up, full contact karate.
"Kyokushin" is Japanese for "the ultimate truth." It is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement, discipline and hard training.