Kancho Okuyama about World Championships in Serbia

Kancho Okuyama about World Championships in Serbia

Our 21 person (17 competitors) Polish Karate Representation in World Budo Cup in Serbia won the bronze medal in team kumite and won individual 14 medals: two gold, six silver and six bronze medals.

Polish Karate Team after seminars with kancho Okuyama. Before Karate Championships.

Polish Team in Kumite – bronze medal:
Michał Piotrkowicz, Michał Polak, Wojciech Barczak, Adam Mrozek.
Children and juniors:
Kacper Kalbarczyk – gold medal in kumite children 12 year old, Mateusz Wierciński – silver medal in kata children 11-12 years, Michał Krakus – 2 silver medals in kumite and kata juniors 17 year, Filip Zdziarski – 2 bronze medals in kumite and kata juniors 17 year.
Adults – women:
Małgorzata Szczepańska – silver medal in kata kobudo women, Dominika Ciska – bronze medal in kumite women.
Adult – men:
Michał Piotrkowicz – gold medal in kata kobudo men, silver medal in kata men, Michał Polak – silver medal in kumite heavyweight, bronze medal in kata kobudo men, Bartosz Zaborowski – 2 bronze medals: in kumite lightweight and in kata men, Krzysztof Jerzykowski – silver medal in kata kobudo men, Adam Mrozek – bronze medal in kumite heavyweight, Mariusz Banaszak – bronze medal in kumite lightweight.

Hanshi Tomasz Piotrkowicz, kancho Takemasa Okuyama and Tom’s wife Teresa Piotrkowicz – meeting in Belgrade airport, one day after Karate Championships.

The Guest of Honor this Event – kancho Takemasa Okuyama 10th dan karate wrote:

„Soke Ziko Becanovic celebrated 50 years of teaching Karate in Serbia this month. There was a Tournament and Seminars to celebrate this tremendous milestone.
To CONGRATULATE Soke Ziko Becanovic, 27 Countries attended.
A special thank you to Hanshi Tomasz Piotrkowicz and his wife for coming to this event. He brought 21 Karate-ka from Poland for the Tournament. It was so wonderful to see Hanshi Tomasz Piotrkowicz again.
And a special thank you to Hanshi Rafael Janowitzer who attended with his wife and assistant.
I am so thankful to see many Masters, Instructors of the countries that attended with their students for this special tournament.”

After competition – tired and happy.