The competition involved 200 boys and girls aged 7 to 24 years.
Around 200 artists fighting gopaka — not only boys, but girls — started in Lviv, Ukraine XVIII championship. This was the president UKRINFORM
"Masters of the Cossack Art — combat gopaka — from all corners of our country are fighting for the title of most dexterous in the XVIII Championship of Ukraine. The competition involved 200 boys and girls aged 7 to 24 years, "- he said.
According to the president of the international federation, gopak — it’s not just the national martial art and system of spiritual values. Gopakovtsy live by the Code of knightly honor, on moral and ethical principles of service to the state and the people. This Ukrainian soldier should not use alcohol or any tobacco, so all the students of the School of combat gopaka comply with the law, and 96 percent of them — get a higher education.
School martial gopaka founded in Ukraine in 1985. During this time, prepare a detailed methodological framework and created sections of this form of martial arts around the world, particularly in Ontario, Toronto, Chicago, Warsaw, Krakow