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
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
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
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
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
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
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