The 1st European Fullcontact Karate Championship will take place on Saturday, January 18th and Sunday 19th in the city of Antwerp, Belgium.

The tournament is open for all Fullcontact organisations!

Kumite – Adults / Seniors (18 years and up on the first day of the tournament)
Men:-65 kg, -75 kg, -85 kg, + 85 kg
Women: -50 kg, -55 kg, -60 kg, +60 kg

Time for Bouts:
Qualifying round fights
Main Bout: 2 minutes
Extension: 2 minutes
Final Extension: 2 minutes

Later Rounds (from Quarterfinal)
Qualifying round fights
Main Bout: 3 minutes
Extension: 2 minutes
Final Extension: 2 minutes

Time for Bouts:
Qualifying round fights
Main Bout: 2 minutes
Extension: 2 minutes
Final Extension: 2 minutes

Later Rounds (from Quarterfinal)
Qualifying round fights
Main Bout: 2 minutes
Extension: 2 minutes
Final Extension: 2 minutes

Number of Participants
Breast protection (only the cup type is allowed)
Mouth protection (optional)

Tights, elastic waist leggings or shorts:Prohibited
Mouth guard: Not necessarily (optional)
Groin Protector: Mus
Taping: Prohibited

Tights, elastic waist leggings or shorts:Prohibited
Mouth guard: Not necessarily (optional)
Chest Protector: Must
Groin Protector: Must
Shin Protector: Must
Taping: Prohibited

Because it is very difficult to check who is who we have decided there will be no limit on the number of fighters from a country or organisation. However we ask all teams to limit their team in maximum 2 competitors in each weight category because there are only a limited amount of places available. Therefore we count on your cooperation.

All fights will be under the WFKO rules, (check tournament rules on the website)

Registrations officially open on October 10th 2019 . Details will be available at
Deadline for national teams, officials, referees and others is Wednesday December 18th, 2019. 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.

All participants are requested to present:
 A written medical certificate (English or Dutch), not older than 3 months.
 A written certificate of non-pregnancy for all female participants.

Weight control and medical check: Please be aware that the weight control is a check. Your weight has to be correct. If a fighter is too heavy we will have to cancel him or her from the tournament. No excuses will be allowed.

All participants will be tested by a doctor for medical check, be sure that you bring your medical documents. Know that there will be a doping control test by WADA .

More details will be provided after registration. The only moment for the weight and medical control is on Friday January 17th.

Trophies and presents
There will be trophies for the first 4 competitors in each category.
There will be trophies for best technique and best Spirit.
All participants will get a nice T-shirt and a bag with souvenirs.

We will organise a fair and equal tournament for all participants. The draw will be open and transparent for everyone and will be held on Friday January 17th 20.30hr.

Referees from different Organizations are welcome to join the referee team for this Championship. As it is a very high standard tournament we want to ask all organisations to make a selection of your best referees. Please send us the official e-mail address from your organisation and the name of the person who is in charge of your referee team. (one person per organisation) , so that we can send an invitation with the necessary info. Please send these details to the tournament email adres:

The head referee for this tournament will be Shihan Mickael Soderkvist:

Be aware that referees and judges who want to participate in this tournament will have to follow a referee course on Friday January 17th 2020. If you do not follow this course, you can not judge or referee on the tournament. All registered referees and judges will get a detailed schedule and guideline

Referees will get a memory T-shirt and a nice present, furthermore they have a free ticket to the Sayonara party on Sunday evening. Lunch during the Championship will be provided.

Accommodation, flight tickets, meals and other costs are the sole responsibility for the attendees (participants, referees and officials) unless otherwise noted. You can book your hotel stay and entrance tickets through this website. The transportation between the hotel and the sports hall will be free for everybody who books their stay in the official hotel. For transport from and to Brussels airport there is a Sabena shuttle bus to the hotel (€10,- for a one way ticket). The bus stop is 100 metres from the hotel.
The participation fee will be 70 EUR for each participant. Included are Sayonara party, t-shirt, Doping fee, lunch and goody bag with presents.
For your security and convenience, payments are to be done by bank transfer.

Account information
Account number for international participants IBAN BE84 7360 6410 6859 BIC KREDBEBB
Account holder: Koen Spitaels
Kleiput 2, 2990 Wuustwezel Belgium

At arrival and check-in, everyone will receive an updated and detailed schedule. For specific questions, please send an email to: or contact Shihan Koen Spitaels
+32 (478) 511096

Photo & Video
Everybody is allowed to make photos and video tapes All info:


1st European Fullcontact Karate Championship

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To accommodate all guests, we have made arrangements with 4 star Hotel with all facilities. Ramada Plaza Hotel Antwerpen will serve as the official tournament hotel and will host most side events. All official registrations will be provided with breakfast.

Ramada Plaza Hotel Antwerp – Official Tournament Hotel
The Crown Plaza Antwerp Hotel is a  4 star hotel in Antwerp, conveniently located in the heart of the business district and just a ten minute drive (3 km) from the historical city centre. Antwerp city centre is easily accessible by a regular tram service which operates seven days a week from 6am to midnight. The tram stop is just outside our door. Journey time to city is approx. 10 minutes. In a nutshell: free internet throughout the hotel, easily accessible by car and public transportation, private parking facilities (additional charges apply), fitness room, saunas, meeting rooms, party place and more!

Ramada Plaza Antwerp
Desguinlei 94
2018 Antwerp
E-mail: Belgium tel: +32 (0)3 244 82 11 International tel: +32 3 244 82 11

Ramada Plaza Antwerp Hotel
Twin room: € 116,- per room per night
Double room: € 116,- per room per night
Tripple room: € 150,- per room per night
Single room: € 95,- per room per night

Sayonara Party
Will cost € 35,- per person, free for participants and referees. Food is for free.
Participants and referees have a free Sayonara party if they book their stay at the Ramada Plaza Hotel through our organisation, otherwise a fee off € 20 will be asked.

Contact person hotel and entrance tickets registrations
Twan Smolders senpai

Cancellation policy:
The hotel must be booked before 23rd December 2019, otherwise we cannot guarantee that there will be place, so make your reservation in time please. Rooms can be cancelled until December 18th 2019

We wish everyone a great tournament and a nice stay in the city of Diamonds. OSU!


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