As part of the unification KWU World Championships the following accompanying events were held:
30.09 to 2.10 - International Course for judges/referees with the participation of 42 participants,
02.10 - the ceremonial planting of peace trees in the Avenue of Peace and Alliance in Khabarovsk Park in presence of local TV, radio and press. KWU President Yuri Trutnev, President WKO Kenji Midori and Governor of Khabarovsk gave some speeches. There was also planted The Tree of Sosai Mas. Oyama by Shihan Y. Trutnev, Shihan S. Arneil, Shihan K. Midori, Shihan H. Royama and Shihan A. Drewniak. Then, their individual trees planted: Shihan Y. Trutnev, Shihan L. Hollander, Shihan S. Arneil, Shihan H. Royama, Shihan K. Midori Shihan A. Pinero, Shihan A. Drewniak and Shihan D. Pickthall.
01-03.10 - having in mind the unity of Kyokushin, three several-hour meetings were held in the office of the Governor. They were chaired by the President of KWU Y. Trutnev. and representatives of world Kyokushin organizations participated in them. After that thay all had a friendly party. During the meetings they talked about many aspects concerning several years' effort of Kyokushin to enter the Olympic Games. A decision was made to coordinate all efforts, invite other world Kyokushin organizations, and lobby the idea through the National Olympic Committees.
04.10 morning - within the frameworks of the program TIME TO BE UNITED in the Office of the Governor there was held a ceremony of signing the Agreement of Cooperation between KWU and KWO. The document was ratified by KWU President Y. Trutnev and WKO President K. Midori. This was followed by a press conference and internal party during which all VIP received diplomas from KWO.
Behind the scenes there was held a number of informal meetings, which confirmed the need for a worldwide unification across party lines to bring the Kyokushin to the Olympic family of sports, in spite of many difficulties.
It was a nice surprise when we heard the statement of the President KWU Y. Trutnev who said Kyokushin formed its own unshakeable character thanks to training sessions and camps organized in Bulgaria, Poland and Russia, which were ran Shihan A. Drewniak.
- KWU President Y. Trutnev, KWF President L. Hollander, WKO President K. Midori, IFK President S. Arneil and KKI President H. Royama repeatedly emphasized that regardless of the final result, the work done in order to reach unification will pay off for the whole Kyokushin.