Saturday, June 27 at 10:00 a.m. (Main event from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.)
Hunter College Sportsplex – 695 Park Avenue (68th and 69th Streets)
The International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan will host the ALL AMERICAN OPEN International Karate Championships, a full day of pure, unadulterated, full-contact, KNOCKDOWN KYOKUSHIN KARATE FIGHTING at its finest.
Nearly 100 competitors are scheduled to compete in KATA (classic Japanese karate forms) and KUMITE (knockdown karate fighting) in Juniors, Seniors, Women’s & Men’s Divisions.
In addition, inspiring children’s karate demonstrations and dramatic board-breaking exhibitions will round out the Main Event festivities.
In the Men’s Division, renowned KYOKUSHIN fighters from all over the world are scheduled to fight, including “The Spanish Eagle” World Heavyweight Champion, Alejandro Navarro; the “French Connection” European Super Heavyweight Champion, Djemar Belkhoudja; local favorite, the “NY Giant” US Super Heavyweight Champion Daniel Milicevic; and the Defending Champion from Ukraine, Oleksandr Ieromenko.
Up-and-coming regional Champions from all over the world are participating for a chance to be invited to the I.K.O. Kyokushinkaikan WORLD OPEN KARATE TOURNAMENT in TOKYO this November, so this year’s competition is fierce.
To purchase tickets, please visit brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are good for the entire Championship day, from the preliminary elimination rounds in the morning through the evening’s main event, including Demonstrations, Finals and the Awards Ceremony. Ticket holders can enter their stubs at the Kyokushin merchandise booth at Hunter College for raffle prizes worth more than $500.