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April 26, 2011

Congratulations on the victory!

Due to the support of TAIF-NK, a Kyokushin karate national team of Tatarstan Republic participated in the World Championship, where it gained a flawless victory.


In the course of its activity, TAIF-NK takes part in charity and sponsor projects aimed at the development of sports in the Tatarstan Republic.

Thanks to the support provided by the company, sport teams of “MX Avtosport” and “Kyokushin kaikan Federation of the  Tatarstan Republic ” were able to win various competitions.

A dramatic event became the triumph of a Tatarstan Republic national team (Kyokushin kaikan Federation, RT) in the open Kyokushin Karate World Championship that was held on April 15-16,2011 in Belgium, Namur City. This year, over 20 teams from 7 countries worldwide participated in the Championship including: 


  • France, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland, Denmark, Italy, and Russia.

In the Championship, almost all leading global versions were presented: IKO, Shinkyokushin, IFK.


The national team of Tatarstan Republic proved its leadership that is evidenced by the awards gained:


  • Gold in the lightweight category - Irek Farrakhov, Nizhnekamsk
  • Silver in the middleweight category - Alexei Mezhenenko,  Naberezhnye Chelny
  • Bronze in the absolute category– elite class - Sergey Kopyrin, Kazan; he was also awarded a cup for the fastest knockout in the Championship – 20 seconds in the fight with a French national team representative in the second round of the competition.

Today, Kyokushin kaikan  karate is on of the most popular and dynamically developing sports not only in Russia, but in the whole world. In our Republic, Shinkyokushinkai is represented by the “Kyokushin kaikan Federation of theRepublic ofTatarstan”.

Currently, the Federation includes more than 2500 sportsmen from various cities and towns: Kazan, Naberezhnye Chelny, Nizhnekamsk, Zainsk, Kukmor, Almetievsk, Bavly, Bugulma, and Leninogorsk. In the past 5 years, several hundreds of sportsmen holding various degrees were trained in this Kyokushin kaikan, including 35 sub-master sportsmen and 5 masters of sports.

The Federation plans to participate in various competitions and championships of Russia and Europe. 

It should be noticed with proud that the sportsmen’s honorable victories become possible due to the support provided by TAIF-NK, which continues its charity and sponsor activity for the benefit of the citizens of Tatarstan Republic. 

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