– The busiest time is ahead of us. Everything depends on our work, the success of the World Karate Championships, their organization at the highest level, and the image of Poland on the world stage. There is a lot of good energy here. I am sure that we will find strength for the next five weeks of maximum commitment – said Shihan Remigiusz Karpiński, president of the Polish Shinkyokushinkai Karate Federation.
During the technical meeting of the Organizing Committee of the 7th World Karate Championships in Weight Categories, on Tuesday, August 23, Shihan Karpiński emphasized that Kielce will be under the observation of the world during the event – for two days of the competition – on September 24 and 25, and after – during the meeting of the Board of the World Karate Organization and Shinkyokushinkai World Karate Seminar, September 26-29.
– Last year we worked at night, we sent hundreds of e-mails with organizations and national staff. In terms of logistics, the World Championships are extremely labor-intensive to prepare. It is the organization of a variety of issues, from hotels, through menus, to training places and the hall itself, where the fights will take place – explains sensei Tomasz Kęcko, chairman of the Organizing Committee. – Today we have established a lot. The state of play reports from each committee have outlined where we are, what else needs to be done, what the problems are and how to fix them.
Shihan Bogdan Lubos, coach-coordinator of the Polish National Team, discussed the state of preparation of karate fighters – Workouts are going according to plan. In two weeks the team will come to the training camp in Kielce, we will work together, which is valuable for each player – he emphasized.
During the meeting, the issues of visas, food, and the organization of the opening ceremony were also discussed. Committee members visited the Legions Hall, where the World Karate Championships will be held. We are counting down the days.
7th World Karate Championships in Weight Categories will be held in Kielce, in the Legions Hall, on September 22-29. The event includes top-level competitions to be held on September 24 and 25, as well as the World Karate Organization general meeting with the election of new authorities, and the Shinkyokushinkai World Karate Seminar. About 1,200 people from all over the world will come to Kielce, including the most outstanding karate practitioners from 40 countries.