31 of JANUARY 2010 . TOKYO . JAPAN
WKN International Promoter : Shidokan Karate Federation
WKN International Supervisor : tba
Special GUEST : WKN WORLD PRESIDENT
Mrs SHINOBU SESHIME : THE SPIRIT OF JAPANESE TRADITION !
Official Letter from Mrs Shinobu SESHIME to ALL WKN WORLD MEMBERS
” I am honoured that St Martin Branch President Christian Pujol has given me the opportunity to be introduced to WKN World President Stephane Cabrera.
My father is Yoshiji Soeno, the founder of the Shidokan Karate Federation. Forty Years ago my father opened Soeno dojo and kickboxing gym. Since the time I was born I have grown up surrounded by the martial arts world.
Karate is part of Japanese culture and Shidokan Karate is an organization formed from the strongest elements of the Shinsengumi samurai spirit. Although Shidokan may have a fierce fighting image, much attention is also focused on courtesy, correct etiquette and the training of our spirit.
I strongly hope that many athletes from all over Japan who have learnt not only karate but also kickboxing will be able to travel overseas to compete in the world of kickboxing. It is very important for these athletes to not only gain confidence by participating in overseas tournaments, but also for them to make connections with other athletes from all over the world. I think that is a great thing that through martial arts they are given the chance to have experiences in many countries. It is through the cooperation of the WKN that they will be given these chances.
Also from now onwards foreign athletes will also have the opportunity to visit Japan and compete in Japanese tournaments representing the WKN.
We will do our best here in Japan to ensure that we are able to make a worldwide karate and kickboxing league. ”
World Karate Association Shidokan Honbu
MAIN EVENT :
WKN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP THAI BOXING . 5×3 mn . 60,300 kg
Loris ” BLADE ” AUDOUI ( GUADELOUPE ISLAND ) vs tba ( JAPAN )