In 2020, the German Tesshinkan community was able to meet in person for the last time in the summer under hygiene measures. Other planned training courses unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the increasing incidence later during that year. Club trainings were also gradually switched completely to online delivery.
When we planned the seminar, guests from Greece, Sri Lanka, Russia, Austria, Great Britain and Japan announced their participation – yet, due to the virus, only guests from Germany could join our seminar. However, 37 participants isn’t that bad under the current circumstances.
2019, October 30 – November 1 Belém / Pará / Brazil 32 degree outside, 35 hours of travel, the 1st Tesshinkan Kobuô seminar in Latin America – this journey had to offer some superlatives. Frank Pelny, Shibu-Chô of the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Europe, was invited to Brazil for the very first time. The invitation was … Read more
From October 14th to 17th 2019, the 5th seminar with Frank Pelny in Voronezh was hosted. Participants from different cities gathered in the “Aquamarin“ gym to practice Ryukyu Kobudo and Shotokan Karate under the watchful eyes of Sensei. The main focus points were Bo, Sai and Tunfa as well as the Karate-Kata Jitte and Hangetsu. The examinations … Read more
17.7.2019 12:00 The German group meets at the Frankfurt Airport, ready for their flight to Okinawa. There, a abusy schedule awaits them: the 20th anniversary of the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyo Kai, the 70th birthday of the founder and headmaster of the Tesshinkan, Tamayose Sensei, and the 2019 Okinawa Traditional Kobudô World Tournament. The group consists of: … Read more
42 participants from various parts of Germany and even Russia spent an extended weekend to further improve their Kobudo. For the student grades, the focus was put on Bô, Tekkô, Nunchaku and Sai. The Dan ranks, in addition, practice with Tunfâ, Tinbê and Rôchin, as well as Nichô-Gama and Êku was scheduled. Frank Pelny Shihan, … Read more
From June 6 to 11, Frank Pelny stayed in Vancouver/Canada. Being invited by Mike Scales (8th Dan), the technical director of ShotoCanada, Frank Pelny visited his Dôjô in Coquitlam. We would like to thank Mike Sensei for the invitation. Almost 25 enthusiasts spent the evening together practicing the fundamentals of Shotokan Karate and, later on, … Read more
The 21st International Karate-do Fudokan and Ryukyu Kobudo Tesshinkan annual seminar was held in Yaroslavl (Russia) from March 8-10, 2019 under the guidance of the chairman of the ITMAL – Sergei Mirutenko (9th Dan, Hanshi) and Igor Mirutenko (6th Dan, Renshi). Organizers were: Sokolov Evgeny, Kazankin Andrey. 60 athletes and instructors (20 black belts) from … Read more
In St. Petersburg on January 25-27, 2019 there took place the 1st International seminar on Karate Fudokan and Ryûkyû Kobudô Tessinkan. The organizer – Vladimir Sukhovey – the head of Office of ITMAL of St. Petersburg. 14 black belt, about 50 kids of very high level of training and education in the spirit of Bude from … Read more