8th International Seminar in Tomsk (Russia)

Despite spending only three days in Siberia/ Russian Federation, Frank Pelny Sensei from Germany amazed more than 70 participants with a highly intense training.

From 10th to 12th of October 2014 participants from nine Russian Dôjô (2x Tomsk, Biysk, Anzhero-Sudzhensk, Jashkino, Seversk, Pervomayskoe, Kislovka and Chelyabinsk) met. The participant from Chelyabinsk (Ural) even travelled more than 2000 km!

Sensei Vyacheslav Rogozin of the Gôjû Ryû Federation of Tomsk organized a perfectly-prepared seminar – again. Aside from the training an interview for TV had to be done and a demonstration of Tesshinkan-Kobudô was delivered at the Tomsk museum currently hosting the exhibition “Samurai – the art of war”. The audience was amazed.

On Sunday the tests were held. As for Tesshinkan Kobudô they passed 6x 6th Kyû, 7x 5th Kyû, 8x 4th Kyû, 3x 3rd Kyû, 2x 2nd Kyû and 4x 1st Kyû. Additionally there were 3 testees for self-defense and and one testee for the 2nd Dan in Shôtôkan Karate.

This year the 8th Siberian Cup in Kobudô took place being divided in the categories: male, female and Kumite team mix. This year – again – Vyacheslav Rogozin could claim the Siberian Cup as his own.

Next year (2015) a stay of one week in Siberia is planned, where Sensei Pelny will teach Kobudô Tesshinkan, SaCO self-defense and Karate-Dô Shôtôkan.