Okinawa – birthplace of Karatedô and Kobudô – subtropical island with Japanese and Chinese flair and a hue of Hawaii. Whatever aspect means more to one, it is always worth being explored. Under the guidance of Frank Pelny, the technical director of the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyô Kai in Germany and Europe, a German group travelled to Okinawa in April 2017 to learn and practice directly at the roots. Our teacher, Tamayose Hidemi, 10th Dan and Hanshi, is the president of the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan, vice-president of the Okinawa Ken Kobudô Renmei and a member of the Okinawa Ken Karatedô Renmei. Thus, he is amongst the highest-ranking and well-known teachers in Okinawa.
It is the 10th time now that the Gôjû-Ryû Federation of Tomsk under Vyacheslav Rogozin (4th Dan) hosted a seminar with Frank Pelny Sensei from Germany. An amazing 51 participants from 7 Siberian Dôjô (Kemerova, Anzhero-Sudhensk, Jashkino, Biysk, Tomsk Arsenal, Tomsk Pantera, Krasnoyarsk) gathered there from 7th to 9th October in order to study Ryûkyû Kobudô, Karate and self-defense. Even two TV-stations sent camera crews to broadcast about this event.
From October 1st to 3rd the second Tesshinkan seminar with Frank Pelny, the technical director of the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyô Kai Europe, took place in Voronezh. Host Evgenii Kiselev rented some space from the recently-built “Aquamarin” Gazprom Sportcenter and did a wonderful job organizing the seminar.
Every year since 2011 Tamayose Hidemi Hanshi has come to Nordhausen to teach his style of Kobudô. Every year? Almost every year. Last year we were unfortunate and could not visit him in Nordhausen, for he was quite busy organising the 1st Kobudô World Championship on Okinawa. Thus sadly the camp had to be hosted without our Sensei. But that did not hinder us from visiting him one week later. That, however, is a different, but happy story.
But this year everything was back to normal: Tamayose Sensei – accompanied by his lovely wife Masako-san – came to Nordhausen once again, to that small town lying at the feet of the Harz mountains. This year the Karate club of Nordhausen would host a tenth-degree black belt from Okinawa for the very first time: In december 2015 Tamayose Sensei was awarded 10th Dan, and thus he is one of only a handful who have ever got that rank in Kobudô.
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 … Read more 8th International Seminar in Tomsk (Russia)
From July 26th to August 6th a delegation of the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyô Kai – Europe visited our master and head of style Tamayose Hidemi in Okinawa. All in all 13 participants from three European countries and 7 dôjô took place in the trip: from the Russian Federation Pavel Dolgachev and Kostiantyn Deriahin, from … Read more Okinawa Visit 2015 – 2015 Okinawa Traditional Kobudô World Tournament
On the 22nd of May in 1999 Tamayose Hidemi Sensei founded the organisation “Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyô Kai”. On occasion of this event he had previously asked the team around Frank Pelny to host the official festivities of our organisation in Nordhausen (GER). The people from Nordhausen have put a lot of effort in staging such an event – and succeeded. For this reason nearly 50 enthusiasts from Belarus, Russia, the Czech Republic, Japan and Germany have met in Nordhausen from 24th to 27th of July in order to train Ryûkyû Kobudô and Shôrin-Ryû Karate together under the watchful eyes of Tamayose Sensei (9th Dan). Sensei was supported by his son, Tamayose Tetsushi Sensei, Frank Pelny, Hagen Walter and other Senpai.
Organized by the International League of Traditional Martial Arts under the direction of Sensei Sergei Mirutenko, the 4th international Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan seminar took place in Minsk in Belarus from 25th to 27th of April. 80 sportsmen and women hailing from Belarus and the Russian Federation followed their invitation. Sensei Frank Pelny, the technical director … Read more 4th International Ryûkyû Kobudô Seminar in Minsk/ Belarus