Sunday 1 January 2012


My first karate-geiko of the New Year today was marked by a new self-training regime which I will outline below. Before doing so I'd like to wish everyone a very happy new year. - Osu, Andre.

PS - In less than a month I will be flown to Germany conducting seminars in Ahrensburg (just outside of Hamburg) then travelling Venice, Italia to teach a course in Mira. If you haven't seen them, here are two videos from my recent seminars in Christchurch, New Zealand:


Kihon: Shodan, Nidan & Sandan grading syllabus (varied intensity and ranging between 10-50 repetitions depending on daily condition). This is concluded by random Asai-ha Shotokan-ryu drills and exercises.

Kata: Not fixed advanced kata in preparation for European seminars. General class: Heian, Junro, Tekki and the four sentei-gata as usual.

Kumite: Monday (Gohon kumite); Tuesday (Kihon-ippon kumite); Wednesday (Jiyu-ippon kumite); Thursday, Friday & Saturday (Jiyu-kumite & Oyo-kumite).

© André Bertel. Christchurch, New Zealand (2012).

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