In the Ukrainian city of Rovno the 1st internatinal Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan seminar under the guidance of the chairman of the International Traditional Martial Arts League, Sensei Sergey Mirutenko (8th Dan Karate, 3rd Dan Kobudô, World and European champion), took place from 24th of April to 26th of April in 2015.

A total of 47 karateka, spanning a range from 8th Kyû to 5th Dan, gathered to the Gôjû-Ryû school of president Anatoly Girak (5th Dan Fudokan Karate, 5th Dan Gôjû-Ryû Karate).

The schedule provided 14 hours of training that were used to teach the weapon programme up to Nunchaku and deepen the knowledge of the basics of the Rokushaku-Bô. Step by steb, new techniques were shown and different applications of Kata and Bunkai were presented. Last but not least, the history of Okinawan Kobudô, its milestones and important lineages were taught as well.

The participants were amazed and the flame of thirst for knowledge and improvement was ignited. The Gôjû-Ryû school’s management has decided to tie its connections to the European Tesshinkan community closer. We wish you best luck.