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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

Seminars in Russia in 2019

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

20 years Tesshinkan, 70 years Tamayose Sensei and much 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

Europe Gasshuku 2019

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

Frank Pelny in teaching Karate and Kobudo at seminars in Canada

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

21st International Seminar in Yaroslavl

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

Fall Seminars in the Russian Federation

From October 4 to 15, 2018, Frank Pelny Shihan, the Shibu-Chô of Tesshinkan Europe, was invited to Russia to conduct the annual seminars. In the cities of Voronezh and Tomsk, each 20 hours were dedicated to training, competiting and testing.

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Our Visit To Okinawa in 2018 – “The 1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament”

From July 26 to August 11, a delegation of the German chapter of the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyô Kai travelled to Okinawa to train with Tamayose Sensei. The German group consisted of:

  • Frank Pelny (Nordhausen)
  • Heike Prophet (Nordhausen)
  • Sebastian Edelmann (Leipzig)
  • Michaela Frost (Garmisch)
  • Kevin Freyberg (Nordhausen)
  • Steffen Kuhnke (Jena)
  • Martin Mähler (Ennepetal/Jena)
  • Hagen Walter (Jena)

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International seminar in Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan (Ivanovo, Russia)

From 15.-17. In June 2018 an international seminar for Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan took place in Ivanovo (Russia) under the leadership of ITMAL Chairman – Sergey Mirutenko Shihan (8th Dan) and Sensei Igor Mirutenko (5th Dan) – multiple world and European champion. Master of Sports of the USSR Vladimir Vasilyevich Burdin (6th Dan), multiple champion of … Read more

2018 – Seminar in Qualicum Beach / British Columbia / Canada

From May 16-22, Frank Pelny, the technical director of the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyô Kai – Europe (5th DAN) headed to Vancouver Island in Canada to meet his friends. Every day at the Dôjô of Rainer Todsen Sensei (5th DAN) was spent improving techniques and Kata. On Saturday, May 19th, a one-day clinic was held … Read more

11th Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Seminar in Tomsk / Siberia (RUS)

October 6-8 2017 11th International Karate and Kobudô Seminar in Tomsk 11th Siberia-Cup in Kobudô Despite the cold temperatures, 55 participants from 9 Dôjô (Arsenal Tomsk, Biysk, Anzhero-Sudzhensk, Krasnojarsk, 2x Kemerovo, Taiga, Jashkino and Panter Pervomayskoe) of the Tomsk region in Siberia gathered to Tomsk in order to attend the now 11th international seminar with … Read more

2017 – Third Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan seminar in Voronezh (Russia)

From 30th of September till 3rd of October there was the third Tesshinkan seminar with Frank Pelny Sensei, the technical director of Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyô Kai Europe. Evgenii Kiselev and his friends did a great job to organise this seminar which took place at “Aquamarine” sports center (the place that both participants and organisers … Read more

Tesshinkan Europe-Gasshuku 2017

Warm temperatures, happy participants, varied training, top trainers and a superb venue – that sums up this year’s Gasshuku essentially.

Our president, Kaichô Tamayose Hidemi, along with his wife Masako-san, his son Tetsushi-San and two grandchildren paid a visit to Nordhausen (GER). Already thirty minutes after his arrival, Sensei stood readily in the Dôjô eager to teach the nearly 60 participants from five nations (Germany, Belarus, Russia, Sri Lanka and Japan).

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Our Visit To Okinawa in 2017

Okinawa – birthplace of Karatedô and Kobudô – subtropical island with Japanese and Chinese flair and a hue of Hawaii. Whatever aspect means more to one, it is always worth being explored. Under the guidance of Frank Pelny, the technical director of the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyô Kai in Germany and Europe, a German group travelled to Okinawa in April 2017 to learn and practice directly at the roots. Our teacher, Tamayose Hidemi, 10th Dan and Hanshi, is the president of the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan, vice-president of the Okinawa Ken Kobudô Renmei and a member of the Okinawa Ken Karatedô Renmei. Thus, he is amongst the highest-ranking and well-known teachers in Okinawa.

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10th Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Seminar in Tomsk / Siberia (RUS)

It is the 10th time now that the Gôjû-Ryû Federation of Tomsk under Vyacheslav Rogozin (4th Dan) hosted a seminar with Frank Pelny Sensei from Germany. An amazing 51 participants from 7 Siberian Dôjô (Kemerova, Anzhero-Sudhensk, Jashkino, Biysk, Tomsk Arsenal, Tomsk Pantera, Krasnoyarsk) gathered there from 7th to 9th October in order to study Ryûkyû Kobudô, Karate and self-defense. Even two TV-stations sent camera crews to broadcast about this event.

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2nd Tesshinkan seminar in Voronezh (Russia)

From October 1st to 3rd the second Tesshinkan seminar with Frank Pelny, the technical director of the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyô Kai Europe, took place in Voronezh. Host Evgenii Kiselev rented some space from the recently-built “Aquamarin” Gazprom Sportcenter and did a wonderful job organizing the seminar.

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Tesshinkan Europe-Gasshuku 2016

Every year since 2011 Tamayose Hidemi Hanshi has come to Nordhausen to teach his style of Kobudô. Every year? Almost every year. Last year we were unfortunate and could not visit him in Nordhausen, for he was quite busy organising the 1st Kobudô World Championship on Okinawa. Thus sadly the camp had to be hosted without our Sensei. But that did not hinder us from visiting him one week later. That, however, is a different, but happy story.

But this year everything was back to normal: Tamayose Sensei – accompanied by his lovely wife Masako-san – came to Nordhausen once again, to that small town lying at the feet of the Harz mountains. This year the Karate club of Nordhausen would host a tenth-degree black belt from Okinawa for the very first time: In december 2015 Tamayose Sensei was awarded 10th Dan, and thus he is one of only a handful who have ever got that rank in Kobudô.

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8th International Seminar in Tomsk (Russia)

Despite spending only three days in Siberia/ Russian Federation, Frank Pelny Sensei from Germany amazed more than 70 participants with a highly intense training. From 10th to 12th of October 2014 participants from nine Russian Dôjô (2x Tomsk, Biysk, Anzhero-Sudzhensk, Jashkino, Seversk, Pervomayskoe, Kislovka and Chelyabinsk) met. The participant from Chelyabinsk (Ural) even travelled more … Read more

Okinawa Visit 2015 – 2015 Okinawa Traditional Kobudô World Tournament

From July 26th to August 6th a delegation of the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyô Kai – Europe visited our master and head of style Tamayose Hidemi in Okinawa. All in all 13 participants from three European countries and 7 dôjô took place in the trip: from the Russian Federation Pavel Dolgachev and Kostiantyn Deriahin, from … Read more

15 years Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyô Kai – Tesshinkan World Gasshuku 2014

On the 22nd of May in 1999 Tamayose Hidemi Sensei founded the organisation “Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan Kyô Kai”. On occasion of this event he had previously asked the team around Frank Pelny to host the official festivities of our organisation in Nordhausen (GER). The people from Nordhausen have put a lot of effort in staging such an event – and succeeded. For this reason nearly 50 enthusiasts from Belarus, Russia, the Czech Republic, Japan and Germany have met in Nordhausen from 24th to 27th of July in order to train Ryûkyû Kobudô and Shôrin-Ryû Karate together under the watchful eyes of Tamayose Sensei (9th Dan). Sensei was supported by his son, Tamayose Tetsushi Sensei, Frank Pelny, Hagen Walter and other Senpai.

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4th International Ryûkyû Kobudô Seminar in Minsk/ Belarus

Organized by the International League of Traditional Martial Arts under the direction of Sensei Sergei Mirutenko, the 4th international Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan seminar took place in Minsk in Belarus from 25th to 27th of April. 80 sportsmen and women hailing from Belarus and the Russian Federation followed their invitation. Sensei Frank Pelny, the technical director … Read more

7th International Seminar in Tomsk (Russia)

All in all there were 75 participants from the Dôjôs of Biysk, Anzhero-Sudzhensk, Tomsk (Arsenal & Shotokan Dojo) and Jashkino who gathered to the Dôjô of Rogozin Sensei to practice and train Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan and SaCO Self-defense under the guidance of Frank Pelny Sensei of Germany.

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Tesshinkan-Training in British Columbia (CA)

From August 7th until 17th Frank Pelny, the technical director of Tesshinkan Europe, visited the Qualicum Martial Arts Dôjô of Rainer Todsen in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island (CA). Both masters have trained together for several hours everyday in order to improve their skills in Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan.

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Okinawa Spring Training 2013

From 26th of March to 4th of April a small group from Germany and Italy travelled to Okinawa to stay with Tamayose Sensei. Although the weather was not at its best – the atmosphere was. The participants really enjoyed the oppurtunity to be directly taught by Tamayose Sensei and to explore Okinawa once more.

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