This site is based on my daily practice of traditional Shotokan Karate-Do. I'm a Japan and international instructor based in Oita City. My dojo constantly has high-level trainees from all over Japan and, occassionally karateka from abroad, seeking true budo. More than anything else, unlike the majority of other karate-do websites, this page is primarily dedicated to training itself; that is, Karate-Do as a vehicle for holistic development.
Saturday, 15 August 2015
Andre Bertel Traditional Karate Seminar: Germany 2015 (Part 2)
Many thanks to Frank Kohler for literally making this seminar happen; furthermore, his family for kindly hosting me.
Nakayama Dojo Krefeld especially Alex San for his administration of the event and photography.
Oliver Schomburg for his photos (and ALL of the video footage).
Peter Lampe for his arrangement of my travel to and from Japan, and for taking me to Frankfurt Airport.
Michael Lohmann for all of the kind medical support.
And Sergio Rivas from Spain, for extensively assisting me over the weekend.
Lastly to all of the karateka who attended - especially those whom travelled far (my friend Christa Lehmann, also those from Netherlands, Denmark, France and elsewhere in Europe): I hope this video reminds you of the key points covered over the weekend (because this is the sole purpose of this video compilation-- it is for you!!!). As fellow karate-do student, I have huge respect for all you who attended, and trained hard. Osu, Andre.
Please click on following link, if you want to check out the 2nd video (which, needless to say, will only make 100% sense for those whom attended the course):