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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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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

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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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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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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