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.
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
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.