Thursday 29 April 2010

Oliver & Yan Schomburg

The organizers of the seminars and classes I taught in Germany were Oliver and Yan Schomburg. Oliver and Yan hosted us at their home in Ahrensburg, just outside of Hamburg for two weeks, and looked after us very well!

This also meant I could give them private tuition on a daily basis, in addition to the lessons at their dojo, and the open seminars at the stadium. Every day Mizuho and I enjoyed their company and we had very nice times together. In addition to all of the karate practice, between times we were taken to many places to enjoy the sights, local cuisine and society in general. Included in our tours were Lubeck, Luneburg, Schwerin Hamburg and Bremen.

Besides regularly eating out we also enjoy some great meals prepared by Yan, not to mention the seemingly endless German beer and wine being bartended by Oliver! The only words which come to mind are "prost" and "kampai"!

Above and beyond everything else we were very happy to foster a great friendship with Yan and Oliver, and their family, through karatedo!

Yan and Oli, domo arigato gozaimashita. Keep practicing, Osu!

© André Bertel, Japan 2010.

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