On January 30 the first official seminar of the Ryûkû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyô Kai – Sri Lanka branch took place, organized by Sensei B. Prasanna Fernando, 7th Dan Karate.
70 participants, mostly Shôtôkan-students of Prasanna Fernando Sensei, but also of friends of his and further, interested masters (a.o. Gôjû-Ryû), have gathered to Marawila (about 50km north of Colombo). They intensively studied BÔ basic exercises, the application of BÔ-no-Kihon number 3 and the BÔ-Kata Shûshi-no-Kun (Shô).
Additionaly, Frank Pelny taught a Karate class, and, especially for the police prison officers, SaCO (SaCO – Self-Defense and Close Combat system), for two hours.