From December 20 to 25, Shihan Antonio Piñero and Shihan Paul Lorist attended the 12th Arab Kyokushin Championship in Medina, Saudi Arabia. A remarkable ten countries participated, with numerous participants competing in the kata and Kumite disciplines. Additionally, a referee course was conducted, with 30 participants from all represented nations. The participants showcased their skills, and in the country standings, Iraq claimed the top spot, followed by Saudi Arabia and Tunisia in second and third, respectively.
We also had a fruitful meeting with the country representatives focused on collaboration, growth, and the upcoming 5th Kyokushin World Championship scheduled for 2025 in Riyadh.
We extend our gratitude to the Saudi Kyokushin organization for hosting this significant championship and for their hospitality. Looking forward to the next encounter!