Reports

6th Tesshinkan Seminar in Woronesch (RUS)

October, 12 – 14 2023 28 participants from eight dōjō (Semiluki, Voronezh region, Moscow, Moscow region, Orel / Livny, Sevastopol, Yurga, Nordhausen / GER) met in Semiluki near Voronezh for a joint training.  The seminar was organized by Evgenii Kiselev Sensei. Frank Pelny Shihan traveled from Germany as the course leader and as the Shibu-Chō … Read more

Europe-Natsu-Gasshuku, 27. – 30. July 2023 in Nordhausen / Germany

54 participants from 5 nations (Algeria, Austria, Poland, Japan, Germany) completed 16 intensive training units in 4 days. Tamayose Hidemi Kaichô came all the way from Okinawa and impressed with his open and warm nature as well as many technical details in the training. Five Dan exams could be passed: * 5. Dan:       Pierre Lorenz          … Read more

Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan beginner course in Penzberg

On February 18th, despite carnival and the winter holidays, committed karateka met to get a taste of the old weapon art of Kobudo. Sebastian Edelmann could be won as a coach. Sebastian trains karate and kobudo since many years and last year he placed 3rd in the Sai Adult category at the World Tournament in … Read more

Tesshinkan Seminar with Frank Pelny

27 th -30 th October, 2022 in Kaliningrad (RUS) Despite Corona, the Ukraine war and various sanctions, Frank Pelny finally managed to travel to Russia again this year and to give Russian Tesshinkan practitioners the latest updates and to conduct exams. The organizer of the seminar was Pavel Dolgachev, a student of Frank Pelny and … Read more

2. Okinawa Karate World Tournament 2022

1. – 9. August 2022 Okinawa Prefectural Budokan & Okinawa Karate Kaikan Naha / Okinawa / Japan First of all, this Okinawa trip has eclipsed everything that has been done so far in the last 20 years in terms of organizational effort. The travel preparations began in the long term at the end of October … Read more

Europe-Gasshuku on July 21-24, 2022 in Nordhausen / Germany

47 participants from Germany, Austria and Greece met for the Europe Gasshuku, as usual with best “Okinawa weather”. The focus of this year’s training was on partner exercises. The techniques had to be executed at the right distance and with the right timing, with or against the partner. This brought new insights for most of … Read more

10. Europa-Gasshuku in Nordhausen / Germany

Despite Corona, the Europe Gasshuku 2021 was held from July 29th to August 1st. The Karate-Do-Kwai Nordhausen under the lead of Frank Pelny Shihan was the organizing club for the 10th time – a small anniversary. In addition to participants from all over Germany, Katherine Loukopoulos (8th Dan Matsubayashi-Ryû) from Greece and seven of her … Read more

Tesshinkan Online Seminar 2021

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.

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1st Tesshinkan Kobudô seminar in Latin America

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