2. Okinawa Karate World Tournament 2022

1. – 9. August 2022 Okinawa Prefectural Budokan & Okinawa Karate Kaikan Naha / Okinawa / Japan First of all, this Okinawa trip has eclipsed everything that has been done so far in the last 20 years in terms of organizational effort. The travel preparations began in the long term at the end of October … Read more

2. Okinawa Karate World Tournament 2022

1700 starters from 24 nations met in Okinawa in the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan and the Okinawa Karate Kaikan. Here are the results of the four starters of the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyô Kai: * 1st place / World Champion Stefanie Dahlke (GER) SAI Female Adult II * 3rd place Frank Pelny (GER) BÔ Male Senior … Read more

Europe-Gasshuku on July 21-24, 2022 in Nordhausen / Germany

47 participants from Germany, Austria and Greece met for the Europe Gasshuku, as usual with best “Okinawa weather”. The focus of this year’s training was on partner exercises. The techniques had to be executed at the right distance and with the right timing, with or against the partner. This brought new insights for most of … Read more

Mourning for Donald Shapland Kyôshi

Dear members of our Tesshinkan family, Our Canadian friend Donald Shapland Kyoshi passed away on Sunday evening (June 19) after long illness. Shapland Sensei lived in Okinawa for many years, was a close friend of our master Tamayose Hidemi and a founding member of the Tesshinkan association. He brought the Tesshinkan Kobudô to Canada and … Read more

Volume 5 of the book series “Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan“ published

This fifth volume in the book series “RYÛKYÛ KOBUDÔ TESSHINKAN” completes the description of the original fighting system from Okinawa. In addition to parts 1-3 and the compendium, no technical processes are described in this book, but the underlying biomechanical concepts are explained in a generally understandable manner. 352 pages German / English / RussianISBN:   978-3-7375-1129-2 price: … Read more

10. Europa-Gasshuku in Nordhausen / Germany

Despite Corona, the Europe Gasshuku 2021 was held from July 29th to August 1st. The Karate-Do-Kwai Nordhausen under the lead of Frank Pelny Shihan was the organizing club for the 10th time – a small anniversary. In addition to participants from all over Germany, Katherine Loukopoulos (8th Dan Matsubayashi-Ryû) from Greece and seven of her … Read more

Mourning for Fernando Antônio Bastos Neto

Dear members of our Tesshinkan family, It was with great sadness and consternation that I received the news today that our friend Fernando Antônio Bastos Neto from Brazil has succumbed to the Covid-19 virus. Fernando Sensei was 5th Dan Karate Shôtôkan and 3rd Dan Karate Gôjû-Ryû. In 2019 he organized the first Tesshinkan seminar in … Read more