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EKO Board, Organising committee

Ladies and Gentlemen, on behalf of GFKNF I have honor to invite you to the European Karate Championship-2020 4-5 April in Tbilisi, Capital of GEORGIA.

As kind of Sport and Martial Art Kyokushin/Shinkyokushinkai Karate exist in Georgia for 40 Years. It is developing every year and serves as healthy physical and spiritual lifestyle for children, young people end elder members of our society.

Hosting European Championship for the second time is glorious fact and big honor for Georgia. I believe that tournament will be carried on the best way possible and will be remembered as one of most important events in EKO and history of Georgian Sport.

GFKNF, Organizing Committee, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia, Tbilisi City Hall together with all sponsors and supporters will do everything to host EC-2020 best way possible. We hope this tournament will be one more step forward in process of developing Shinkyokushinkai and Full Contact Karate. I wish good luck to all participants – fighters, coaches, referees, representatives of media, and officials.

Avtandil Shengelia President of Georgian of Fullcontact Karate National Federation-GFKNF, WKO Branch Chief, Shihan 6th Dan.

EKO European karate adults championship 2020

Dear Presidents of National Organizations, Country Representatives, WKO Brach Chiefs, Club Leaders.
On behalf of European Karate Organization We have the honor to invite you to the EUROPEAN KARATE CHAMPIONSHIP 2020, which will be held 4-5 of April Tbilisi.
This tournament is qualifying for WKO World Championship in Weight Categories-2021 in Poland.

The championship will be attended by the best European athletes who will compete for the champion title in 13 categories.

Men: -65 kg, -75 kg, -85 kg, -95 kg, +95 kg
Women: -50 kg, -55 kg, -60 kg, -65 kg, +65 kg
Kata men, Kata women, Team kata

Tbilisi, Georgia

Georgia  is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital and largest city is Tbilisi. Georgia covers a territory of 69,700 square kilometres (26,911 sq mi), and its 2017 population is about 3.718 million. Georgia is a unitary parliamentary republic, with the government elected through a representative democracy.

History of Georgia is the history of struggling for freedom. Nearly all the largest empires in the world attempted to possess this land. But after all, Georgians amazingly managed to survive and preserve independence. There were times when several huge invaders at the same time struggled for having influence over Georgia. The reason of all these wars was strategic location of Georgia between Europe and Asia on the major trade artery – Silk Road.

Tbilisi, in some countries also still known by its pre-1936 international designation Tiflis is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Kura River with a population of approximately 1.5 million people. Founded in the 5th century AD by Vakhtang I of Iberia, since then Tbilisi served as the capital of various Georgian kingdoms and republics.

Olympic Sport Palace

Location: University St, Tbilisi
Opened: July 13, 2015
Capacity: 4,000

Notable events:
• 2015 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival
• Judo Grand Prix Tbilisi (every year)
• The 4th European Wushu Kung Fu Championships
• 2016 European Karate Campionship (EKO/WKO)
• 2017 Men’s Youth World Handball Championship
• 2018 World Junior Wrestling Championship

Deadline: expected new date
After this date no more applications or cancellations will be accepted. Registrations can only be accepted when all required documents and payments have been received and processed on time.
Short schedule of the event
Thursday: April 02, 2020
All day
Arrival of WKO Guests, of EKO Board, Committees, Referees, Officials and Participants
Friday: April 03, 2020
Weight and medical control
EKO medical and anti doping committee meeting
Saturday: April 04, 2020
Start of European championship 1st day; (Kata Men’s, Woman’s and Team Kata Preliminary Rounds on 3 Tatami)
Sunday: April 05, 2020
European championship 2nd day; Men’s Kumite -85kg. -95kg. +95kg.Women’s Kumite -60kg. -65kg. +65kg. (Preliminary Rounds on 3 Tatami)
To view the full schedule of events, please click on the link below.
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Championship venue
Olympic Palace, University Street, Tbilisi, Georgia
Hotels & Preference Hualing Tbilisi”
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