The 14th Kyokushin Open Karate Tournament was held October 6, 2018 at Ellensburg High School. Event featured padded fighting, bare knuckle kumite, and competitive kata divisions for adult men and women as well as youth.
Early registration takes place 14 days prior to the event. Late registration is available 14 days up to the day of the tournament.
This annual tournament features full contact bare knuckle kumite and competitive kata, and is open to all styles and competitors.
Details are available at our Kyokushin Challenge Facebook page.
Designed for elite competitors, the IKO Matsushima World Tournament in Japan represents the pinnacle of full-contact bare knuckle martial arts. Featuring no weight classes, each bare-knuckle competitor must quality to compete and represent their country against the best athletes in the world. This Olympics-level event features fighters from over 40 countries.
Similar to the World Open tournament, the IKO Matsushima World Cup is a full contact, bare knuckle tournament and must qualify to represent their country. Unlike the World Open, competitors fight in weight classes. The World Cup rotates from country to country. Recent venues include Shanghai, China, Durban, South Africa, and Estepona, Spain.