Karate European Championship

Karate European Championship

This campaign is intended to raise funds for the athlete of Karate to be able to participate in the 46th European Championship of cadets and juniors to be held in Denmark betwee...

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This campaign is intended to raise funds for the athlete of Karate to be able to participate in the 46th European Championship of cadets and juniors to be held in Denmark between 8 and 10 February 2019.

This request for help results from the need to raise funds so the athlete Martim Sousa can attend the "46th European Karate Championships for Cadets and Juniors" which will take place between the 8th and 10th February in Denmark.

The Portuguese Karate Federation does not subsidize the trainning expenses of the invited athletes in the National Team, being the travels (900km per training in Martim's case), accommodation, food and equipment entirely in charge of the athlete.

On the other hand, the Federation contributes only partially, about 60% of the total amount in travel, accommodation and food, when participating in the European Championships.

Therefore, the trainings and 40% of the expenses of participation in international tournaments are not subsidized, in addition to official and mandatory equipment for these competitions that are also paid by the athlete. For example, for Kata competition are mandatory:

  • 2 gi's (kimonos) of approx. € 160 each,
  • 2 competition belts of approx. € 20 each,
  • Estimated total of approx. 360 €.

To be noted that, in the three months leading up to the European Championships, Martim was called up for all training and internships of the National Team, as well as the KARATE OPEN LISBOA, with the expenses foreseen for this period with his sports activity exceeding € 1400.

It is almost impossible, for a middle-income family, to bear the burdens of the regular participation of one of its elements in defending the country's colors in this mode. The amount requested corresponds to the minimum contribution so that these expenses do not seriously affect the financial stability of Martim's family.

About the author

Martim Sousa is a teennager born in Faro on 11th April of 2003 (15 years old), is a student and lives with his father, mother and younger brother in the city where he was born.

Martim's great passion is karate, he has been practicing this sport since 2009, graduated with 1ºkyu (brown belt) and is an athlete of the Karate Club of Faro. His trainer is Shian Guliver Nunes, assisted by Sempai Carlos Guerreiro.

Martim's competitive path is full of medals/podium achievements in numerous tournaments throughout the country, highlighting only the most relevant achievements of his career as a competitor:

National Championships

3rd place (Kumite 10-11Yo, -30kg) in 2014;
3rd place (Kata 12-13Yo) in 2015;
National vice champion (Kumite male 12-13Yo team) in 2016;
National Champion (Kata male 12-13Yo team) in 2016;
3rd place (Kata12-13Yo) in 2017;
3rd place (Kumite male 12-13Yo team) in 2017;
National Champion (Kata male 12-13Yo team) in 2017;
3rd place (Kumite 14-15Yo, -52kg) in 2017;
3rd place (Kata 14-15Yo) in 2017;
National Champion (Kumite male 14-15Yo team) in 2018;
National Champion (Kata male 14-15Yo team) in 2018;
National Vice-champion (Kumite 14-15Yo, -57kg) in 2018;
3rd place (Kata 14-15Yo) in 2018.

Regional Championships

Three-time Regional Champion (Kata) in 2015, 2017 and 2018;
Five-time Regional Champion (Kumite) in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018;
Three times 3rd place (Kata) in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Wins in International Tournaments

1st place (Kata, 12-13Yo) in the "XXIII Grand Tournament of Karate of Vila das Aves" in Jan / 2017 - Paredes;
1st place (Kumite, 12-13Yo, -50kg) at the "XXIII Grand Tournament of Karate of Vila das Aves" in Jan / 2017 - Paredes;
1st place (12-13Yo kata) in "MAIA INTERNACIONAL OPEN" in Apr / 2017 - Maia;
1st place (Kata 14-15Yo) in the "OPEN INTERNACIONAL OF ALGARVE" in May / 2017 - Faro;
1st place (Kata 14-15Yo) in the "XI KARATE CUP - CITY OF ALMEIRIM" in jun / 2017 - Almeirim;
1st place (Kata 14-15Yo) in the "OPEN INTERNACIONAL OF ALGARVE" in May / 2018 - Faro;
1st place (Kata 14-15Yo) in the "OPEN DE KARATE OF LISBOA" in December / 2018 - Lisbon;
1st place (Kata 14-15Yo) in "XXV GRAND TOURNAMENT OF KARATE OF VILA DAS AVES" in jan / 2019 - Santo Tirso.

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Budget and due dates

The request for help is of 550 €.

The deadline is February 8, 2019.

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Tue, 23/04/2019 - 10:54

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11/02/2019

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Sun, 10/02/2019 - 01:08

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Fri, 08/02/2019 - 16:17

Bronze com sabor a ouro!

O Martim volta medalhado de bronze do campeonato europeu. O bronze que reveste também todos os que o apoiaram e tornaram possível a sua participação neste campeonato. Sabe a...

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Wed, 06/02/2019 - 21:40

Tudo a postos!

O Martim já se encontra em Aalborg (Dinamarca) preparadíssimo para iniciar a competição. Desde já um enorme agradecimento a todos aqueles que ajudaram a que a concretização de...

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Thu, 24/01/2019 - 20:44

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Wed, 23/01/2019 - 00:04

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  • Paulo Sousa

    Bronze com sabor a ouro!

    O Martim volta medalhado de bronze do campeonato europeu.
    O bronze que reveste também todos os que o apoiaram e tornaram possível a sua participação neste campeonato.
    Sabe a ouro pela felicidade, pelas mensagens de felicitações e calor dos amigos, pelo espírito de grupo sentido.
    Mas sabor a ouro principalmente porque o Martim sai de Aalborg com as duas melhores pontuações do torneio. Faltou aquela pontinha de sorte num momento crucial da competição que traiu as aspirações de aceder à final e tentar a vitória do campeonato.
    Muito obrigado a todos!

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  • Paulo Sousa

    Tudo a postos!

    O Martim já se encontra em Aalborg (Dinamarca) preparadíssimo para iniciar a competição.
    Desde já um enorme agradecimento a todos aqueles que ajudaram a que a concretização deste seu sonho fosse possível, nomeadamente o Isidro J Paixão , a Anabela Morais, o Fernando Sousa, a Ângela Viegas, a Maria Luisa Velha, a Marta Belo, a Ana Ferreira, a Marta Relvas e as outras quatro pessoas que preferiram manter-se anónimas.

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  • Anonymous

    10/02/2019 - 01:08

  • Marta Relvas

    06/02/2019 - 13:43

    Muita sorte. Força!

  • MultiPPLicador

    05/02/2019 - 08:03

    Obrigado pela divulgação!

  • Anonymous

    04/02/2019 - 18:55

    Vem de lá com o caneco

  • Ana Cristina Gomes Ferreira

    31/01/2019 - 10:35

    Força Martim !!!!

  • Marta Belo

    28/01/2019 - 11:20

  • Luisa da Velha

    27/01/2019 - 20:39

  • Fernando Sousa

    24/01/2019 - 20:44

  • Anabela Morais

    23/01/2019 - 00:04

    Força Martim! Tira o máximo partida da experiência e aproveita tudo ao máximo! Acredita que o esforço será recompensado!

  • Anonymous

    22/01/2019 - 22:49

  • Anonymous

    22/01/2019 - 13:13

  • Isidro Paixao

    22/01/2019 - 13:13

  • Anonymous

    22/01/2019 - 13:02