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kobudo greece 2016 1One more Ryu Kyu Kobudo seminar was organized this month in Athens, Greece by Sensei Katherine Loukopoulos. The grading followed an intensive seminar and was held at Talos Dojo, kindly offered by Orditis Sensei. Sensei Nikos Theodorou offered his valuable help to the practitioners who took the grading test. Dr. Dimitris Zaharopoulos and Mr. Nikos Girginoudis took the test. A week earlier, Mr. Antonis Tzounis had also the chance to visit Sensei Loukopoulos for an intensive 2-day seminar and grading test. All the practitioners were successfully promoted to the next level and were much grateful to Sensei Loukopoulos for their chance to get new knowledge and corrections on their technique.

Sensei Loukopoulos expressed her gratitude to Theodorou Sensei for his assistance during the grading day and her satisfaction for the progress of Ryu Kyu Kobudo in Greece. Sensei Loukopoulos is one of the pioneers who introduced Kobudo and Okinawan Karate in Greece and many other countries. Nowadays she leads numerous Kobudo seminars around the world and is always open to new invitations.


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arakaki shozen sensei1A series of seminars on Ryu-Kyu Kobudo is being organized this March and May in Russia. Organizer of the events is Gruzdev Alexei Sensei (5Dan Shito-Ryu Karate, 3Dan Kobudo) and Futagawa Budo Club. The first seminar will take place in 25~27 of March and will be led by Gruzdev Sensei. During this seminar practitioners will be introduced to the basics of Kobudo and its weapons and. Shozen Arakaki Sensei (7Dan Karate, 6Dan Kobudo) of Okikukai Uechi-Ryu and Kenryo-Ryu Kai Ryu-Kyu Kobudo will give the second, and main, seminar later in May (5~10 of May).









Announcement of the first seminar:
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Announcement of the second (main) seminar:
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Important Info:
1st Seminar Date: 27~27 March 2016
2nd Seminar Date: 5~10 May 2016
Venue: Futagawa Budo Club, 
Web: http://futagawa.ru/
Tel: +7 8 (831) 410-28-40
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thomas kobudo1Sensei Heinz Tessner of Kodokan Matsubayashi Ryu Dojo Grossefehn is organizing a Ryu-Kyu Kobudo Seminar in Timmel (Großenfehn) this March.
Sensei Thomas Podzelny 4.Dan of Ki-Shin-Tai Dojo (Erlangen, Germany) will lead the seminar, which will last from 11th till the 13th of March 2016. 

Update: Sensei Podzelny has announced the full seminar program, which you can download in pdf here!

Important info:
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Address: Kampstraße 2, 26629 Timmel
Organizer: Heinz Tessner
Website: http://www.matsubayashi-shorin-ryu.com/
Participation fees: 30 Euro for adults Bo und Sai and 20 Euro for teenagers









sport kobudo seminarSport Kobudo seminar is being held on Saturday, 26th of March 2016. Seminar will take place in Rue Paul Bert, 37520, La Riche and is open to all styles and levels. Seminar is organized by CESAM Uechi-Ryu Karate Dojo and Pascal Guillot Sensei will lead the seminar. Participation fees are 5 € for teenagers and 10 € for adults.

Kobudo, the ancient martial art of Okinawan people, is gaining more and more interest. Apart from styles or Karate organizations which officially have Kobudo training in their regular curriculum, Dojo in Okinawa always trained Kobudo, more or less. The reason is obvious: If someone knows how a weapon works, she knows how to react against a weapon, what to expect, what is the safest distance etc. 

Sport Kobudo is the next step towards the standardization and spread of Kobudo. For this reason, several seminars are being organized nowadays. 

Important Info:
Date/Time: Saturday, 27th March 2016
Place: Dojo du complexe sportif Paul Bert
Organizer: CESAM Karate Uechi-Ryu La Riche (37)
Information/Reservations: Benjamin Lambert (tel:+33 0698348509 - email: terrehommeciel41[at]gmail.com) 

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dreametal weaponsUpdate: New on-line shop just launched!!! - http://www.weaponskobudo.com/

Dreametal Kobudo is a newly established company based in Athens, Greece. We came across its Facebook page we contacted company's owner and here is the story...
DreaMetal company specializes in handmade furniture manufactured according to customer's needs in color and dimensions. It's owner, Mr. Christos Papapanos - Alissandratos combined his love for traditional Okinawa Karate (Kobayashi Shorin-Ryu) and Matayoshi Kobudo and his professional expertise and Dreametal Kobudo project was born. As we see in the pictures all the weapons and makiwaras look really well built with high quality materials and traditional shapes. We are looking forward to a hands-on test of Dreametal products in the near future!
Feel free to check and download the full catalogue and pricelist from the link below. 
Uechiryu.eu wishes to congratulate Dreametal Kobudo and wish good luck and best success on their attempt! 


- Special prices for bulk orders and Dojos! Please contact the company for further details.

Dreametal (furniture) web site:  www.dreametal.gr
Dreametal e-shop: http://www.weaponskobudo.com/
Phone +30 21 0973 3558
Email info[@]dreametal.gr

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