All in all there were 75 participants from the Dôjôs of Biysk, Anzhero-Sudzhensk, Tomsk (Arsenal & Shotokan Dojo) and Jashkino who gathered to the Dôjô of Rogozin Sensei to practice and train Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan and SaCO Self-defense under the guidance of Frank Pelny Sensei of Germany.
From August 7th until 17th Frank Pelny, the technical director of Tesshinkan Europe, visited the Qualicum Martial Arts Dôjô of Rainer Todsen in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island (CA). Both masters have trained together for several hours everyday in order to improve their skills in Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan.
The temperature outside was at Okinawan-like 36°C – European participants hailing from Sweden to Spain – concentrated and companionable training – parties in the evening: that was our Tesshinkan Europe-Gasshuku in 2013.
From 26th of March to 4th of April a small group from Germany and Italy travelled to Okinawa to stay with Tamayose Sensei. Although the weather was not at its best – the atmosphere was. The participants really enjoyed the oppurtunity to be directly taught by Tamayose Sensei and to explore Okinawa once more.
From February 13th until 16th the International League of Traditional Martial Arts, headed by Sensei Sergey Mirutenko, organised a special event in Minsk, Belarus – for the third time.