German Championships 2024 in Ryūkyū Kobudō Tesshinkan on April 21st in Jena (GER)

Kata Single Dan Grade Mix

1st place            Doreen Schilling (Nordhausen)

2nd place           Michaela Frost (Garmisch)

3rd place            Marius Nolte (Ilmenau)

3rd place            Ramona Risch (Ilmenau)

5th place            Norbert Rogge (Ilmenau)

Kata Single Kyū Grade Mix

1st place            Heike Prophet (Nordhausen)

2nd place           Kevin Freyberg (Nordhausen)

3rd place            Robert Zinecker (Ilmenau)

3rd place            Katrin Zoche (Leipzig)

Yakusoku Kumite Mix

1st place             Norbert Rogge + Timo Kettenbach (Ilmenau)


1st place            Robert Zinecker (Ilmenau)

2nd place           Kevin Freyberg (Nordhausen)

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.

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu

Frank Pelny

Volume 5 of the book series “Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan“ published

Cover Teil 5

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.

352 pages 
German / English / Russian
ISBN:   978-3-7375-1129-2 
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.

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu

Frank Pelny

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.“

Sensei Tamayose Hidemi (10. Dan)

Thuringia Open 2020

The Thuringia Open took place in Pößneck (GER) on September 19, 2020.

One-piece weapons

  • 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

Two-part weapons

  • 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.

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Newspaper Article from Semiluki

2019 Okinawa Traditional Kobudo World Tournament

Achievements for the Tesshinkan Kyô Kai:

World Champion:

  • 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

3rd places:

  • Lisa Ash (USA) – Bô Senior female
  • Sarah Hardjowasito (CA) – Sai Adult I female

4th places:

  • Michaela Frost (GER) – Sai Adult I female
  • Martin Mähler (GER) – Sai Adult I male

Tesshinkan Honorary Award

On July 21, 2019, the Celebration of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Ryukyu Kobudo Kai Tesshinkan Kyô took place on Okinawa. With an Honorary Award were awarded by Tamayose Kaichô:

  • Uehara, Kensyu (JP)
  • Shapland, Donald (CA)
  • Clayton, Frank (CA)
  • Pelny, Frank (GER)

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

Results of “The 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament” in Naha / Okinawa

  • 1. Place Hagen Walter (SAI ADULT I MALE)
  • 4. Place Michaela Frost (SAI ADULT I FEMALE)
  • 5. Place Sebastian Edelmann (SAI ADULT I MALE)
  • 5. Place Martin Mähler (SAI ADULT I MALE)

Tesshinkan Shihan-Menkyo for Frank Pelny (GER)

TESSHINKAN-athletes from Belarus wins at the FUDOKAN World-Championships in Cluj-Napoka (RO) in Kobudô!

  • 1st place – Kobudô 55-59 years – Sergei Mirutenko
  • 1st place – Kobudô 26-42 years – Igor Mirutenko
  • 1st place – Kobudô 20-23 years – Alexei Mirutenko
  • 1st place – Kobudô 13-16 years – Zahar Leonenko

1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament

These will take place from 1st to 8th August 2018 on Okinawa. Competition sites will be the Budôkan and Karate Kaikan.

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

First visit of Tamayose Kaichô in Sri Lanka

On January 12 to 18, 2017, Tamayose Kaichô and his wife Masako-san visit Sri Lanka for the first time.
Invited by B. Prasanna Fernando Sensei from Marawila.

TESSHINKAN-athletes from Belarus win at the FUDOKAN European-Championships in Cracow (PL) in Kobudô!

  • 1th place – Kobudô senior – Sergei Mirutenko
  • 1th place – Kobudô adult – Igor Mirutenko

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.


The president of our organization, KAICHÔ TAMAYOSE HIDEMI, was awarded the 10th DAN by the “OKINAWA KEN KOBUDÔ RENMEI” on December 19 in 2015.

Cordial congratulations by all his students on this extraordinary honour.