European championship JKA Karate do, Prague, CZ
May 2004 became a breakthrough year in a history of JKA Czech Republic as well as of Karatedo Tsunami Prachatice team. Czech Union JKA became the first union from all countries from so called “ex” Eastern block, that organized International tournament of European format within its territory. European championship has been organized with the big support from European association JKA headed by technical director of JKA Europe shihan Bura. Organizers of the event with the president of the union Mr.Strnad on the first place led the whole action to the successful end and that is why the Czech Union could become a part of the history.
And what was the role of the Tsunami team? It is again connected with David Havlík. He took a part in the mentioned tournament as a referee. That looks quite normal but do not be mistaken. It is David Havlik, whose performance as a main referee (sushin) attracted shihan Bura during final match in kumite between Hungary and Serbia/Crna Gora in such a way, that he was nominated and recommended to travel in the very same year to Japan to participate in World Championship Karate JKA. Mr. Havlik has been recommended to the management of the Czech Union of JKA to complete an exam for international referee directly in the birthplace of this art so that he could act as a referee in the coming World championship.