SENSHI 5, will be held February 22, 2020 in Varna (Bulgaria).
Fights are held according to the rules of the KWU Professional League, and the winner receives a cash prize.
Kickboxing and kyokushin champions from 10 countries, bouts for 3 professional titles and many more should be expected at SENSHI 5!
On February 22 at the Palace of Culture and Sports in Varna, fans of martial arts will see 9 entertaining full contact, kickboxing as well as SENSHI rules matches. SENSHI style bouts are under the rules of the Professional League of Kyokushin World Union, which means elbows, head hits and throws are allowed.
Bulgaria’s national kickboxing team captain Atanas Bozhilov will make his first defense of his WAKO PRO World title at 71.8 kg against Adolfo Barao (Portugal). The Portuguese is a worthy contender for the trophy with his six national kickboxing titles and exactly the same titles from Iberian championships.
Frenchman Abderrahim Chafay is another international star to defend his WAKO PRO World title at SENSHI 5 on February 22nd. His belt is in low kick style – 85.1 kg, and the contender is very serious – the world kickboxing champion and kyokushin master Andrei Chekhonin.
The WAKO PRO European belt in the category up to 75 kg will also be contested. The champion at up to 71.8 kg category Bogdan Shumarov will attack another title, and try to be champ-champ. His opponent Maikel Astur is a two-time national K-1 kickboxing champion in Estonia, has bronze and silver medals at WAKO World and European championships.
-55 kg, Full contact rules: Anna Izdebska (Ukraine) vs Albena Sitnilska (Bulgaria)
-70 kg, SENSHI rules: Volodymyr Serheiev (Ukraine) vs Petar Stoykov (Bulgaria)
-80 kg SENSHI rules: Majid Hashembeigi (Iran) vs Nikolay Yorgov (Bulgaria)
-95 kg, Full contact rules: Masaki Fujii (Japan) vs Vitalii Ishakhneli (Russia)
-80 kg, Full contact rules: Sergej Braun (Germany) vs Hristiyan Korunchev (Bulgaria)
-65 kg, SENSHI rules – 5 rounds: Artur Arushanyan (Armenia) vs Alisher Karmenov (Qazaqstan)
-85.1 kg, WAKO PRO world title defence low kick – 5 rounds: title holder Chafay Abderrahim (France) vs challenger Andrei Chekhonin (Russia)
-71.8 kg, WAKO PRO world title defence K1 – 5 rounds: challenger Adolfo Barao (Portugal) vs title holder Atanas Bozhilov (Bulgaria)
-75 kg, WAKO PRO world title K1 – 5 rounds: challenger Astur Maikel (Estonia) vs challenger Bogdan Shumarov (Bulgaria)
📸Roman Odessky @roman.odessky
Photographing kyokushin events (tournament, camp, seminar)