Tournament Kiev Open 2020

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Dear colleagues!
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the ban on muss events, “The Nippon Kempo Federation of Ukraine” is canceling the Individual Championship, the club team championship of 5/5 in Kiev (among the color belts, which will be supposing  on April 26, 2020), and also is canceling the “International Tournament according to Nippon Kempo ”, which will be supposing  from May 22 to May 24, 2020 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Vyacheslav Zhuravlev
President Nippon Kempo of Ukraine

On behalf of the organising committee, I have the honour to invite you to the International Nippon Kempo Tournament.

European Nippon Kempo tournament is one of the biggest Nippon Kempo competitions in Eastern Europe. Team representatives from all around the world will participate in the competition.

The tournament will take place on May 23-24, 2020 in one of the most beautiful cities of Ukraine, the capital Kiev.

In the context of the competition, the referee and technical Nippon Kempo seminar will take place the day before the competition, on May 22.

We will be happy to welcome you and your team in Kiev!

The information on visa-free entry regime to Ukraine is available on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

The present provision is the official invitation to the Tournament.


Yours respectfully, 

Ukrainian Nippon Kempo President

Viacheslav Zhuravlov


Attendance confirmation with the indication of the number of participants, coaches, referees, and VIPs should be sent within December 1, 2019, on the address:

Ukrainian Nippon Kempo Federation

11/61 Lva Tolstoho st., office 4, Kiev, Ukraine

The registration on the International 2020 Kiev tournament will open on November 1.

Contact us:

Instagram: nipponkempo_ukraine 

Facebook: Nippon Kempo Ukraine

e-mail: [email protected]

UA tel.: +38 095 132 07 07

International tel.: +38 050 444 34 14

Up-to-date information on the Tournament is available on the websites:


Tournament Programme

May 22Technical seminar,  Referee seminar, Conference of the Heads of Organisations
May 23Opening of the Tournament. Male Kumite “5+5 team competition”. Male Kumite, individual “Colour belts” female competition, individual “Colour belts” male competition.
May 24the Final of the male team tournament. Individual “Black belts” male competition. The beginning at 10:00. Summing-up. 17:00 Farewell dinner.

Tournament Scheme

The Tournament will unfold according to the Olympic system with double repechage.

The duration of the combat – 2 minutes for women, 3 minutes for men in accordance with the rules of the Japanese Nippon Kempo organisation.

Tournament Rules

The Tournament will be held by the rules of the Japanese Nippon Kempo organisation currently in effect.


Winners of the Tournament are awarded medals, certificates, and a cup, medallists – certificate and medal.

Prize money in Individual Kumite category:

1st place: 300$.

2nd place: 200$.

3nd place: 100$.

Time and Place of the Venue:

May 22-23, 2020.

№4, Melnikova st., Kiev, Ukraine.

Tournament Participants

National teams are qualified to participate in the Tournament.  The age of the participants over 18 y.o. is defined by the date of May 22, 2020. A team is compounded of 8 participants: 5 male, 4 female, 1 representative. A representative can submit an application of a standard form to the Credentials committee. It includes identification documents proving a sportsman’s identity and age, certificate of insurance, one photo, contribution to the authorized fund in the sum of 30 c.u.


The equipment of the Tournament’s participants must meet the rules and standards of Nippon Kempo.


All qualified referees and judges are welcome. All the referees are provided catering. Referees are awarded valuable gifts.

Requirements for Admission

For any questions regarding placement in Kiev (booking, transfer, excursions), please contact the official partner of the Tournament.

Entry fee:

  • Individual competition $30.
  • Team competition $100.
  • Cash is accepted.

Tournament Schedule

May 22, 2020

Schedule: №4, Melnikova st., Kiev, Ukraine.

Time Shedule
10.00-12.00Technical seminar
16.00-18.00Referee seminar
18.00-20.00Credentials committee
19.00-21.00Conference of the Heads of Organisations

May 23, 2020

8.45 – 9.45Referee briefing
10.00-10.45Opening ceremony
11.00-15.00Male Kumite “5+5 team competition”. Male Kumite, individual “Colour belts” female competition, individual “Colour belts” male competition

May 24, 2020

9.00 – 9.45Referee briefing
10.00-15.00the Final of the male team tournament. Individual “Black belts” male competition
16.00Closing ceremony
17.00Summing-up. Farewell dinner


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