Polish Oyama Karate Championships in Kata

Jakub Kowalik in Kanku Dai. foto: Radoslaw Dyduch

On March 12
th 2016 the City of Olkusz hosted 22nd OYAMA Polish Karate Federation Championships in Kata. Overall 224 competitors from 28 clubs participated in this yearly event. The tournament was organized by Jurajski Karate Club from Olkusz with Sensei Kazimierz Skalniak 4th dan. The Mayor of Olkusz - Mr Roman Piasnik and the Chairman of OYAMA Polish Karate Federation, Hanshi Jan Dyduch 8th dan took patronage over the event. Shihan Andrzej Pierzchala 6th dan, OYAMA IKF Director for technical matters was also present during the tournament. During the opening ceremony Hanshi Jan Dyduch commemorated the Founder of OYAMA style, Grand Master Soshu Shigeru Oyama 10th dan, whose memory was honored by a minute of silence.


The official opening. Foto: Radoslaw Dyduch


The title of best competitor of the Polish Championships in Olkusz went to: senior Angela Szulc (Piotrkow Trybunalski) and junior Sebastian Uzar (Tarnobrzeg)- both champions in their categories.

Best competitors in Olkusz. Foto: Radoslaw Dyduch


The competition stood on a high technical level. The participants received medals and trophies. The semi-finalists over 14 y.o. from Kata and Kobudo tournament also qualified for the European Championships Kyokushin Tezuka Group located in Walbrzych, Poland held in November.

Natalia Stach in action. Foto: Radoslaw Dyduch





Category: child
Grzanka Amelia (Olkusz)

Category: older child – girl
1. Sulkowska Paulina (Rzeszow)

Category: older child - boy

Matczak Patryk (Lodz)

Category: kadet- girl
1. Dominika Chylinska (Oswiecim)

Category: kadet- boy

Pawel Ryszkowski (Lodz)

Category: junior - woman
1. Sudol Gabriela (Rzeszow)

Category: junior – man
1. Uzar Sebastian (Tarnobrzeg)

Category: older junior - woman
1. Galuszka Marlena (Krakow KAS)

Category: older junior - man
Rzeznik Sebastian (Katowice Goliat)

Category: U23

1. Stanek Patrycja (Katowice Goliat)

Category: senior - woman
1. Angela Szulc (Piotrkow Trybunalski)

Category: senior - man
1. Gwizdon Artur (Katowice Goliat)

Category: Masters
1. Kowalik Jakub (Piotrkow Trybunalski) 


Category: juniors - woman
1. Wojcik Maja (Krakow Koyama)

Category: juniors
Uzar Sebastian (Tarnobrzeg) 

Category: older juniors – female
Skwiot Gabriela (Białystok)

Category: older juniors – man

1. Rzeźnik Sebastian (Katowice Goliat)

Category: U23
1. Kosturek Patryk (Rzeszow)

Category: senior woman

1. Szulc Angela (Piotrkow Trybunalski)

Category: senior man

1. Kosturek Mateusz (Rzeszow) 

We would like to thank all participants, trainers, referees and sponsors for the fruitful cooperation, OSU!

We would like to present our sincere congratulations to our medalists and our hosts, OSU!