Poland 2023

The start of the seminar in Kraków. Photo Radosław Dyduch

On October 7, 2023, in Krakow, the National OYAMA Karate Seminar in Kumite was held, with the participation of over 290 people, including representatives from Germany, Norway, Estonia, and Hungary. The full-day training was aimed at center chiefs, technical training managers, black belts, and a diverse group of junior and senior athletes. Guided by Hanshi Jan Dyduch, 8th dan, the seminar featured specialized training sessions led by accomplished OYAMA karate coaches: Shihan Andrzej Pierzchała, 7th dan (Kraków) and Shihan Rafał Majda, 6th dan (Jelenia Góra). During the opening ceremony of the Seminar, Hanshi Dyduch outlined the meeting’s agenda, introduced the instructors, and stated the objectives of each training session.

Shihan Andrzej Pierzchała and Sensei Tomasz Mrowiec. Photo Radosław Dyduch

Shihan Andrzej Pierzchała led the initial two training sessions, where he demonstrated hand and leg techniques along with their combinations, utilizing Thai pads.

Shihan Rafał Majda and Sensei Iwona Mostek. Photo Radosław Dyduch

Following the lunch break, Shihan Rafał Majda led a training session focused on advanced kicks, specifically mae geri and hiza geri jodan for sports combat.

Sensei Wojciech Piatas, 3rd dan (Norway) and Sensei Anna Niemas, 2nd dan (Poland).
Photo Radosław Dyduch

At the end of the meeting, Hanshi Jan Dyduch solemnly awarded belts and master certificates to the participants of the 20th National Training and Qualification Seminar Oyama Karate in Poland, which took place in Krakow on June 3-4, 2023.   

Sensei Igor Pojatsihhin, 1st dan (Estonia) and Hanshi Jan Dyduch.
Photo Radosław Dyduch

Furthermore, he honored Sensei Krzysztof Mrozek, 3rd dan (Hungary), by presenting him with a congratulatory letter in celebration of his 40th anniversary in the practice of karate. OSU!


Hanshi expressed his gratitude to the Seminar attendees for their significant presence and extended an invitation to the upcoming event focused on sports combat, scheduled for January 6-7, 2024, in Jelenia Góra, Poland. Photographs captured by Sensei Radosław Dyduch, 2nd dan.