Tesshinkan spreads inside Russia
A Kobudô-seminar was held in the Russian town of Uren, Nizhegorodsky

The Russian summers are hot. Especially this one, since some regions were endangered by gigantic forest fires. Nevertheless from August 14th until 15th a Tesshinkan-Kobudô-seminar was held in the small town Uren, which is about 300km away from Nizhniy Novgorod. Sergey Solowjow, leader of the local Karate- and Kobudô club “Torii”, invited Pavel Dolgachov, who holds a Shôdan rank in Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan, to lead this seminar. Sportsmen from both Sergeys club and even from Nizhniy Novgorod, representants of the Kyôkushin-Kan: Olga Toropova, president of Kyôkushin-Kan and Vadim Borinin, both black belts, took part. The Kyôkushinkan does not provide weapon techniques within its examination programme.

Pavel, who comes from Kaliningrad, taught the basical techniques of the Bô (Bô-no kihon), the first kata Shûshi-no kun shô and its application (bunkai). Furthermore the participants studied the techniques of Tekkô (Tekkô-no kihon) and Nunchaku, Sergey has already got to know.

In order to deepen the understanding of the Tesshinkan’s wide weapon curriculum Pavel also showed Sai-no kihon and some Tunfa techniques.

I really hope this was not the last Kobudô meeting here. By the way Sergey Solowjow is going to participate in a seminar by Frank Pelny which will be held in Tomsk, Russia, too.

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