The professional martial arts gala SENSHI will hold its anniversary edition on 24 February in Varna
In February 2024, the first of the year, the KWU SENSHI International Training Camp, which traditionally attracts a lot of interest in martial arts circles, will be held in Varna, Bulgaria. In the well-known format, participants worldwide come to Bulgaria to learn from the most famous martial arts masters. Young fighters who will take part in the upcoming camp from 22 to 25 February 2024 will be able to learn from the experience and practices of fighting legends, as well as develop their technique and skills in various martial arts – Kyokushin, kickboxing, MMA, Muay Thai, etc.
The next edition of the international SENSHI 20 will noticeably raise the level of emotions among combat sports fans in the country, who can follow the live developments in the contested battles of professional fighters from 17 countries. The 20th Anniversary Fight Gala Evening will be held on 24 February at 18:00 in the Palace of Culture and Sports in Varna. Tickets for the spectacular sporting event are already available in the network of Eventim.bg.
In the days of the training camp, Varna will welcome martial arts legends, who will be the leading instructors of the camp, as well as special guests and referees of the fights in the ring of SENSHI 20:
Ernesto Hoost (Netherlands) is a 4-time K-1 World Champion, Savate World Champion, ISKA full contact World Champion, Muay Thai World Champion, and Member of the Board of the KWU SENSHI.
Shihan Semmy Schilt (Netherlands) – Glory Grand Slam 16-man tournament Champion, Glory World Champion, 4 x K-1 Grand Prix Champion, K-1 World Champion, 3x King of Pancrase, 2 times World Kudo Champion, President of the KWU SENSHI Europe, Member of the Board of the KWU SENSHI.
Shihan Francisco Filho (Brazil) – 2-time K-1 Grand Prix champion, Absolute World Champion in 1999, completed the 100-man kumite in 1999, World Champion in 1997, 4-time Brazilian champion, 3-time South American champion, President of the KWU SENSHI South America, and member of the board of the KWU SENSHI.
Shihan Nicholas Pettas (Japan) – European and World Karate Champion, the last Uchi-deshi of Masutatsu Oyama, K-1 Japan Grand Prix winner, SENSHI ring announcer, Member of the Board of the KWU SENSHI, Head of the PR and Marketing Committee of the KWU SENSHI.
Shihan Glaube Feitosa (Brazil) – K-1 World Grand Prix Las Vegas Champion 2005, 2nd place K1 World GP 2005, 2-time Brazil Champion, South American Champion, 2nd place on the 1st World weight Championship, MVP World Team Cup 1998, and World Champion at the World Team Cup 2002, Vice President of the KWU SENSHI South America and a member of the board of the KWU SENSHI.
Albert Kraus (Netherlands) – the first K-1 World MAX Champion in 2002 and also the first SUPERKOMBAT Middleweight Champion, World Champion in Kickboxing and Muay Thai, and member of the board of the KWU SENSHI.
Andy Souwer (Netherlands) – 2-time K-1 World MAX champion and 4-time Shootboxing World champion, Showtime 70MAX World champion, World Muay Thai champion, and member of the board of the KWU SENSHI.
Sensei Tariel Nikoleishvili (Georgia) – Absolute Kyokushin World Champion 2011, completed 100-man kumite in 2014, Absolute Champion of Japan 2010, Champion of Japan in weight category 2010, Champion of Europe 2010, Member of the Board of the KWU SENSHI Europe.
Sensei Zahari Damyanov (Bulgaria) – Absolute Kyokushin World Champion 2015, 4-times American Absolute Champion, 4-times European Champion, Member of the Board of the KWU SENSHI.
Sensei Jan Soukup (Czech Republic) – 2nd place at the 9th Kyokushin World Open 2007, European champion, All Japan Tournament winner, Yangame’s Fight Night Heavyweight champion, Member of the Board of the KWU SENSHI.
Sensei Petar Martinov (Bulgaria) – Kyokushin World Champion 2014, Kyokushin European Champion 2006, 3rd place European Open 2008, 3-times European Tameshiwari champion, Member of the Board of the KWU SENSHI.
Sensei Yusuke Fujii (Japan) – KWU World Championships 3rd place, six times All-Japan champion in absolute and weight divisions, Australian and New Zealand full contact champion, SENSHI and KWU SENSHI Chief Operation Officer (COO), Chairman of the Strategic Committee, Chairman of the Educational Committee, and Member of the Board of the KWU SENSHI.
Participants in the training camp from 22 to 25 February have the opportunity not only to develop their fighting skills but also to have their talent noticed by SENSHI scouts. It is also the shortest route to the professional sports scene and gives a real chance to participate in the subsequent editions of the international SENSHI circuit. The martial talent spotters will evaluate the skills of the participants in the training camps, paying attention to fighters with potential for future success at the martial arts gala.
The International KWU SENSHI Camp and the SHISHI 20 Fight Gala Night are organized in cooperation with the KWU International Professional League, as well as with the special support of Armeec Insurance Company, MAX Sport, Bulgaria Air, M Car Group – BMW dealer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Service and St. St. Constantine and Helena Holding.