Following the motto of our master Kaichô Tamayose, that the Tesshinkan is one big family, we deepened our over-sea relation, when Frank Pelny, the technical director of the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyô Kai - Europe (5th DAN) and his student Sebastian Edelmann (4th DAN) from Germany visited their Tesshinkan friends on Vancouver Island in Canada.
On that occasion Rainer Todsen (5th DAN) of Qualicum Beach hosted a small seminar which students from four different Dôjô attended (Qualicum Beach, two fin Courtenay, Hope) eagerly.
During the event the basic techniques of BÔ, TEKKÔ and SAI were practiced intensively and their understanding deepened.
The following seminar party that took place in Rainer Todsen's and Eileen Hanuse's house was nothing less intense than the training, letting the Tesshinkan-family grow closer.
Once in Canada, both German seized the opportunity to explore this impressive country and have a closer look: whale-watching on a boat, visiting protected landscapes, reservations and waterfalls, exploring Qualicum Beach and a trip to Holly Moolgard filled the spare time and completed a marvellous stay in Canada.
We really look forward to next year!
We cordially thank Eileen Hanuse and Rainer Todsen for their awesome support and hosting.