September 23-26, 2010 the XII FSKA Shotokan Karate World Championship was organized and held jointly with the Funakoshi Shotokan Karate World Association and the Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Sports Federation of Poland, with the support of Polish parliamentarians, regional and local authorities and sponsors.
The XII Shotokan Karate World Championship was preceded by a seminar led by the founder and chief instructor of the Funakoshi Association Shotokan Karate (FSKA) Kenneth Yoshinobu Funakoshi and Sensei Kyle Funakoshi.
This seminar has long become traditional and is regularly held at the beginning of the school year. The program of the seminar provided for the preparation and passing of qualification exams, as well as a referee seminar, the participants of which, upon passing the exam, received international judicial powers of the Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association.
And on September 24, the main event began, the opening of the Shotokan Karate World Championship in the newly built sports hall in Karpacz. The grand opening of the Shotokan Karate World Championship was accompanied by a concert performance of modern dance performed by dancers from the Gregory School Gregory Gigla, Damian Straczka with a partners, and athletes and instructors of the Samurai Sports Club “Luban” also demonstrated their skills.
During the opening ceremony of the XII Shotokan Karate World Championship, Shihan Kenneth Funakoshi received the high title of Kancho Hanshi and 10 Dan degree from the International Martial Arts Federation represented by Has Ishi Chang sensei.
According to the program of the World Championship in shotokan karate, team kata and kumite competitions were initially held, and in the following days, athletes competed in individual categories.
Geographically, the XII Shotokan Karate World Championship was represented by representatives from the European Union and the former Soviet Union, as well as Algeria, India, Japan, Kenya, Morocco, Serbia, South Africa, and the United States of America. In total, about 700 athletes from more than 30 countries took part in the XII Shotokan Karate World Championship tournament.