The coaches with the WKC Romanian Karate Federation (FRK-WKC) have expressed their satisfaction with the level shown by Romanian fighters in the European Championships for children, cadets and juniors organized by the World Union of Karate-Do Federations in Herstal, Belgium.
“A qualitatively good competition, even though the number of fighters was a bit reduced in comparison to our expectations. Being a European Championship and in expectation of the World Championship, the number of countries present was above average, but the number of fighters in the 15-17 years of age categories, cadets and juniors, was pretty reduced. From a quality stand point, the level was very, very good,” said, for AGERPRES, Mihai Hanga, a federation-level kumite coach.
“We will have strong opponents in the future. Especially in the children and mini-cadets categories there was strong competition from other countries, but, if we maintain our training level from up to now, I believe that we will stay on top”, Hanga emphasized.
“At the children level our behaviour was ‘hats off!’ but Italy and Poland are a thorn in our sides. In the junior and cadets categories they’re clearly on the rise”, the coach added. More…