An International Online Karate and Kobudô Tournament was held, with about 200 participants from 37 regions of the Russian Federation, as well as from Donetsk People’s Republic and Kazakhstan. Representatives of Tesshinkan participated in kobudo competitions and became champions.
Achievements for the Tesshinkan Kyô Kai:
- Hagen Walter (GER) – Sai adult I male
- Sergei Miroutenko (BLR) – Bô Senior male
Vice World Champion:
- Igor Miroutenko (BLR) – Sai Adult I male
- Dan Antonsen (CA) – Sai Senior male
- Lisa Ash (USA) – Bô Senior female
- Sarah Hardjowasito (CA) – Sai Adult I female
- Michaela Frost (GER) – Sai Adult I female
- Martin Mähler (GER) – Sai Adult I male
Based on the book trilogy “RYÛKYÛ KOBUDÔ TESSHINKAN” by Frank Pelny all information about the Okinawan weapon NUNCHAKU were bundled in this book: history, fundamentals, basic techniques, KATA, partner exercises and terminology.
- A5 size, hardcover
- 380 pages
- about 60 b/w photographs and sketches
- German / English / Russian
- ISBN: 978-3-7375-0995-4
- price: EURO 29,00 + shipping
On January 30 the first official seminar of the Ryûkû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyô Kai – Sri Lanka branch took place, organized by Sensei B. Prasanna Fernando, 7th Dan Karate.
70 participants, mostly Shôtôkan-students of Prasanna Fernando Sensei, but also of friends of his and further, interested masters (a.o. Gôjû-Ryû), have gathered to Marawila (about 50km north of Colombo). They intensively studied BÔ basic exercises, the application of BÔ-no-Kihon number 3 and the BÔ-Kata Shûshi-no-Kun (Shô).
Additionaly, Frank Pelny taught a Karate class, and, especially for the police prison officers, SaCO (SaCO – Self-Defense and Close Combat system), for two hours.