こんにちわ! Welcome! Bienvenue!

Today, the last preparations took place before the World Cup is ready to be kicked off tomorrow. We are very excited for it to begin.

In the afternoon today the first referee’s meeting was held, and they are ready for the week! In the evening, we also had a meeting with all team captain’s and coaches participating in the World Cup, before it was time to reconnect with old friends, and make new ones, at the Welcome Cocktail.

Captain's meeting

The World Cup will start with the Opening Ceremony at 11.30 (Japanese Time) tomorrow and the first game between France, Hong Kong and Switzerland in the Men’s category will start immediately afterwards. Tune in and watch it live!

Trainer Event

On the weekend, on Sunday to be more precise, the IKBF organized a trainer event, with 8 lectures (4 practical and 4 theoretical), with 79 participants from 11 countries. A wide variety of topics was covered, from the IKBF’s official process for referee and trainer certification, over Kin-Ball promotion, to different attack and defense techniques.