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Northern Iranian city to host Int’l Kyokushin karate competitions

Sari, The 4th International Kyokushin karate competitions titled 'Peace and Friendship Cup' is to be held in the city of Fereydunkenar, in Mazandaran province (northern Iran) during August 7 9.

Head of Kyokushin karate style in the Middle East Fereydoun Firouzi said on Saturday that 124 athletes from Japan, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Georgia, Turkey, and Pakistan will compete in the tournament.

He added that 400 male karate fighters along with 150 female karatekas from Iran have registered in the competitions.

He went on to say that male and female Karatekas in all weight categories both in teams, and individual Kata sections will participate in the event.

The 3rd International Kyokushin karate competitions held with the attendance of 1300 fighters from 8 countries in Shiraz in 2018.

Kyokushin is a style of standup, full contact karate, founded in 1964 by KoreanJapanese Masutatsu Oyama.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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