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viet kobudo creta2016A great Kobudo seminar with HA Quoc Viet Sensei from Okinawa is being organized in Heraklion of Crete, Greece, on Sunday, 16th of October 2016. The event is held by Kenkukan Karate Dojo (Shito-Ryu Shukokai) and its head instructors, Stergios Tsakalakis Sensei (4 Dan) and Giorgos Ploussos (3 Dan).  The seminar will take place at "Melina Merkouri" public gym, in Nea Alikarnassos and will include basics in Bo and Tonfa, as well as Kata. Practitioners over twelve years of age can apply, preferably with some small experience in any martial art. Participation fees are 20eur. 

Important Info
Date/Time: Sunday, 16 October 2016
Venue: Melina Merkouri Gym, Nea Alikarnassos, Heraklion - Crete, Greece (see the map)
Participation Fees: 20eur (over 12 years)
Information: (email) qvha[at]free.fr  (tel) +306945 670757 and +306984 019135

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andreas quast seminar jul 2016One more Kobudo and Batto-Jutsu seminar is organized this July in Germany. Andreas Quast Sensei will lead the sessions, which will take place in Esslingen, on the 16th of July, 2016. The event is planned to start at 10:30am till 17:30pm at "Kampfsport Akademie Esslingen", Martinstrasse/ Ecke Kandlerstrasse, 73728, Esslingen. The participation fees are 45euros and the number of participants is limited.


Important Info:
Date/Time: 16 July 2016, 10:30 ~ 17:00
Venue: Kampfsport Akademie Esslingen
Address: Martinstrasse/ Ecke Kandlerstrasse, 73728, Eslingen
Participation Fees: 45€ 
Contact: shinshi[at]ryukyu-bujutsu.de


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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 16th till the 17th 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

hamby thomas seminar kobudo may16One more seminar with Dell Hamby Sensei (5.Dan) is organized in Ki-Shin-Tai Dojo of Thomas Podzelny Sensei (4.Dan), in Erlangen, Germany. The seminar will start on Friday, 13th of May till Monday, 16th of May 2016. For the participants who want to save themselves from hotel expenses, Podzelny Sensei offers accommodation in his dojo for free, which is also pretty awesome! Podzelny Sensei has one more pleasant suprise for the participants, since he managed to organize this seminar during the same days with the famous Erlangen beer festival, "Erlanger Bergkirchweih". Therefore, visitors will also have the chance to experience the festive environment of the city of Erlangen, while at the same time practise some true Okinawan martial arts! Can it get any better than that? :D

Important info:
Dates: 13 ~ 16 May 2016
Venue: Ki-Shin-Tai Dojo, Erlangen, Germany
Contact: info[at]ki-shin-tai.de

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Online Registration (please register before the 1st of May)
Official invitation letter

More info on Erlangen's beer festival, "Erlanger Bergkirchweih":


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100kata kobudo challengeEVENT INFORMATION (as published by the organizers):

You are warmly invited to join us in the 100 Kobudo Kata Challenge on April 3rd 2016. This international event is open to all and is free of charge. Join us in Okinawa or overseas at your dojo and take on the 100 Kata Challenge - choose a kobudo kata you know and perform 100 repetitions. Its simple but not easy! Can you complete the challenge??
Last year thousands of martial artists worldwide joined the 100 Kata events and rose to the challenge. Find out more & register at

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