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loukopoulosKobudo Kata Competition – Some Facts, is a great text regarding Kobudo Kata competions, written by Sensei Katherin Loukopoulos of Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu (8Dan) and World Champion in Kobudo at the Okinawa Championship of 1997. Sensei Loukopoulos lived in Okinawa for 15 years and trained under historical figures of Karate and Kobudo. She is also one of the very few non-Japanese who ever took a first place in Okinawa's World Competition of Karate and Kobudo. Sensei Loukopoulos kindly shared this manuscript with the community.

 

You may download it here acrobat-pdf icon

 

 

 

Katherine Loukopoulos' winning Kata

 

 

2nd okinawa karate kobudo seminarThis three-week seminar involves learning about three styles of karate, for five days each. This includes the styles associated with Shorin-Ryu (Shorin-Ryu itself, Shorinji-Ryu, and the Shorin-Ryu that is also known as Matsubayashi-Ryu), Goju-Ryu style, and Uechi-Ryu style. We also accept participants who want to join for just one week.

 

Important Info:
DATES 19 January 2015 - 6 February 2015
VENUE Training Dojo inside the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan Arena Building
PARTICIPANTS (MAX.) 20
PREREQUISITES Open to holders of 3 Dan and above. Must also have five years of karate experience
FEE ¥50,000 for three-week program (¥20,000 for one-week program)
SPONSOR Okinawa Prefectural Government and the Society for the Advancement of Traditional Okinawa Karate

Official page (online registration available): http://karate-otkk.jp/

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Two new videos were added to the collection of Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu, Kobudo and other, Karate-related videos by Sensei Katherine Loukopoulos.

The first video is a video taken at the end of a seminar led by her in Zurich Switzerland and presents two of the participants perform Hamahiga no Tunfa, which is the Kata they learned during the seminar.

 

The second video is a video taken back in 1995 featuring Sensei Loukopoulos herself performing Tsuken Sunakake no Kun Kata during the Kick-Boxing Championship in Japan.

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