Honor for Tamayose Hidemi
On January 7, 2023, our master and association president Tamayose Hidemi was honored by Okinawa-Ken Karate-Dô Rengo Kai with the 10th DAN and the title of Hanshi in Karate-Dô. The Okinawa-Ken Karate-Dô Rengo Ka is the umbrella organization of the four most important karate and kobudô organizations on Okinawa and is subordinate to the prefectural government. A great honor and distinction!
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
* 3rd place Sebastian Edelmann (GER) SAI Male Adult II
* 5th place Dan Antonsen (CAN / Okin) SAI Male Senior
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 spent his whole life helping to spread the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan.
Many of us train daily with the Kobudô weapons he made. His heart burned for Tesshinkan.
Please commemorate him and his work with a Kobudô training.
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.
German / English / Russian
price: 42,00 EURO + shipping
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 Brazil and thus in Latin America, to which he had invited me as a lecturer.
I got to know Fernando Sensei as a real martial arts master who worked with a lot of love and commitment to spread our art. He brought the Tesshinkan Kobudô to Brazil.
His death is a great loss to the martial arts community.
I bow to him and I will always remember him.
Please remember him for a moment too.
Please all stay healthy and never give up hope.
All the best for you and your families.
Our association president, Tamayose Hidemi (10. Dan) from Okinawa, send this words and presented a picture of Fernando Neto Sensei in his dôjô:
“I would like to express my deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Fernando Antônio Bastos Neto. He was a truly good Karate-ka and we are proud to have him under our Tesshinkan members. Please convey our sincerest condolences to his family.“
Thuringia Open 2020
The Thuringia Open took place in Pößneck (GER) on September 19, 2020.
- 1st place / m – Sebastian Edelmann
- 2nd place / m – David Hornig
- 3rd place / m – Jan Laubrich
- 1st place / f – Stefanie Grzeja
- 2nd place / f – Hjördis Kräker
- 1st place – Sebastian Edelmann
- 2nd place – Stefanie Grzeja
- 3rd place – David Hornig
International Online Karate and Kobudô Tournament
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.
2019 Okinawa Traditional Kobudo World Tournament
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
TESSHINKAN-athletes from Tomsk (RUS / Siberia) wins at the 3rd European Karate Championchip in Orel (RUS) in Kobudô!
- 1st place – Kobudô 16-17 years – Sergei Poturaev
- 2nd place – Kobudô 18-20 years – Daria Sandakova
- 2nd place – Kobudô 12-13 years – Ivan Timonin
- news-2018-10-orel-013rd place – Kobudô 12-13 years – Stephan Osinenko
New textbook only about NUNCHAKU
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
Members of the Tesshinkan Sri Lanka-branch visiting Tamayose Sensei on Okinawa for the first time
B. Prasanna Fernando Sensei (7th DAN Karate) and Nandakumara Chithrapalamge (4th DAN Karate) of Marawila / Sri Lanka spent several days training with Tamayose Sensei on Okinawa and got to know about the history and sights of the birthplace of Karate & Kobudô.
1st Tesshinkan-seminar on Sri Lanka
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.