BELGRADE (QHA) - The national team of Ukraine composed of two Crimean athletes – Yurii Yemets and Ervin Safet – became a champion in the team kumite among men older than 21 years at the 4th World Fudokan Shotokan Karate-Do Championships, which was held in Belgrade, Serbia, on December 14-18.
About 1,300 participants from 47 countries participated in the tournament, according to the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
The Ukrainian team included six Crimean athletes – students of the Crimean republican out-of-school educational institution ‘Integrated Children and Youth Sports School № 2.’
In the competitions among women aged 19-21, Master of Sports Natalia Tsariova won 3 gold and 3 silver medals, Zera Nabi won 1 gold and 1 bronze medals.
Yurii Yemets became a world champion among young people aged 19-21. The youngest member of the Crimean team Ayk Bubulyan has won two silver medals in junior competitions (8-9 years old). Vladyslav Hrytsun won silver and bronze medals among youths aged 12-13.

Reference: Kumite means sparring, and is one of the three main sections of karate training, along with kata and kihon. Kumite is the part of karate in which you train against an adversary, using the techniques learned from the kihon and kata.
Kumite can be used to develop a particular technique or a skill (e.g. effectively judging and adjusting your distance from your opponent) or it can be done in competition.