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

Tesshinkan Online Seminar 2021

In 2020, the German Tesshinkan community was able to meet in person for the last time in the summer under hygiene measures. Other planned training courses unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the increasing incidence later during that year. Club trainings were also gradually switched completely to online delivery.

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1st Tesshinkan Kobudô seminar in Latin America

2019, October 30 – November 1 Belém / Pará / Brazil 32 degree outside, 35 hours of travel, the 1st Tesshinkan Kobuô seminar in Latin America – this journey had to offer some superlatives. Frank Pelny, Shibu-Chô of the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Europe, was invited to Brazil for the very first time. The invitation was … Read more

Seminars in Russia in 2019

From October 14th to 17th 2019, the 5th seminar with Frank Pelny in Voronezh was hosted. Participants from different cities gathered in the “Aquamarin“ gym to practice Ryukyu Kobudo and Shotokan Karate under the watchful eyes of Sensei. The main focus points were Bo, Sai and Tunfa as well as the Karate-Kata Jitte and Hangetsu. The examinations … Read more

20 years Tesshinkan, 70 years Tamayose Sensei and much more

17.7.2019 12:00 The German group meets at the Frankfurt Airport, ready for their flight to Okinawa. There, a abusy schedule awaits them: the 20th anniversary of the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyo Kai, the 70th birthday of the founder and headmaster of the Tesshinkan, Tamayose Sensei, and the 2019 Okinawa Traditional Kobudô World Tournament. The group consists of: … Read more

Europe Gasshuku 2019

42 participants from various parts of Germany and even Russia spent an extended weekend to further improve their Kobudo. For the student grades, the focus was put on Bô, Tekkô, Nunchaku and Sai. The Dan ranks, in addition, practice with Tunfâ, Tinbê and Rôchin, as well as Nichô-Gama and Êku was scheduled. Frank Pelny Shihan, … Read more

Frank Pelny in teaching Karate and Kobudo at seminars in Canada

From June 6 to 11, Frank Pelny stayed in Vancouver/Canada. Being invited by Mike Scales (8th Dan), the technical director of ShotoCanada, Frank Pelny visited his Dôjô in Coquitlam. We would like to thank Mike Sensei for the invitation. Almost 25 enthusiasts spent the evening together practicing the fundamentals of Shotokan Karate and, later on, … Read more

21st International Seminar in Yaroslavl

The 21st International Karate-do Fudokan and Ryukyu Kobudo Tesshinkan annual seminar was held in Yaroslavl (Russia) from March 8-10, 2019 under the guidance of the chairman of the ITMAL – Sergei Mirutenko (9th Dan, Hanshi) and Igor Mirutenko (6th Dan, Renshi). Organizers were: Sokolov Evgeny, Kazankin Andrey. 60 athletes and instructors (20 black belts) from … Read more