Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Overview of 2015



2015 is now quickly coming to an end. Like all years, my karate schedule has been very busy: especially here in Japan. Outside of Nippon, I also travelled twice and gave two international seminars, the first in my home-country New Zealand; and the second, in Germany (which amazingly sold out with only three weeks notice!!!). Competition-wise, I won the Men's Individual Kata at the 34th JKA Kumamoto Prefecture Karate-Do Championships. On the training front I enjoyed attending several excellent seminars and had several renshusei (trainees) from overseas visit my dojo: in this regard please my visit my 'Renshusei' page (which is, and will continue to be, regularly updated when new trainees are accepted and complete their training):  http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/10/foreign-renshusei-trainees.html. For those wishing to come to Japan for training in 2016, please email me at: andrebertelono@gmail.com. I recommend weekends and applying  to be a renshusei at least two months in advance. I could go on about 2015, but rather than do that, I have provided direct links for this years articles with titles/descriptions to aid your navigation. Seasons greetings from Oita City, Japan. Osu, André
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 1. New Zealand Seminar Video: January 2015: http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/01/new-zealand-seminar-video-january-2015.html
 

4. The criticality of jiyu kumite in relation to kihon, kata, and the truth of one's skill: http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/02/the-criticality-of-jiyu-kumite-in.html

6. March training regime: 'Marching' towards the JKA Kumamoto Prefecture Championships: http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/03/march-training-regime-marching-towards.html
 

Jiyu Kumite with Morooka Takafumi: both sensing the maai to strongly attack.
 8. Grafting: http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/03/grafting.html
 

Jodan mawashi-geri
10. Christchurch Seido Karate Club: 50 Year Anniversary: http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/04/christchurch-seido-karate-club-50-year.html

11. Key terminology for the traditional kumite match: http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/04/key-terminology-for-traditional-kumite.html
After an excellent training with Nakamura Masamitsu Shihan.
 

In 34 years, since its beginnings, a non Japanese has never won at the Kumamoto Prefecture Championships. That changed this year.
12. The 34th JKA Kumamoto Prefecture Championships: http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/04/34th-kumamoto-prefecture-championships.html
Team photo - post prefectural championship. Credit to Nakamura Sensei, a junior at Taku Dai of my late teacher Asai Tetsuhiko Sensei.
 13. Not representing Kumamoto-Prefecture at the JKA All Championships: http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/04/not-representing-kumamoto-ken.html
Gold Medal = MORE TRAINING NEEDED.
14. Trainees from Germany: Peter Lampe, Frank Kölher and Rainer Schöne: http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/04/trainees-from-germany-peter-lampe-frank.html
 
 
17. Ryu Goto - World famous violinist and superb Budo Karateka: http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/05/ryu-goto-world-famous-violinist-and.html
 

19. Trainees from Australia's Sunshine Coast: Noel and Heidi Moralde: http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/06/trainees-from-australias-sunshine-coast.html
 
 
21. 8th Anniversary of `André Bertel’s Karate-Do’: http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/06/8th-anniversary-of-andre-bertels-karate.html

Sudden course in Germany - sold out in three weeks!!! Looking forward to Ahrensburg, Blackpool and Venice in 2016!!!
 
 

23. Andre Bertel Traditional Karate Seminar - Germany 2015 (Part 2): http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/08/andre-bertel-traditional-karate-seminar.html
 
24. 2015 Seminar in Germany (Part 3) - Notes from Andrea Haeusler Sensei: http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/08/2015-seminar-in-germany-part-3-notes.html
 
25. Final training the JKA Kumamoto Chuo Dojo - Shototakuhirokan: http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/08/final-training-at-jka-kumamoto-chuo.html
 
26. Seido Karate Christchurch (New Zealand) - 50th Anniversary: http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/08/seido-karate-christchurch-new-zealand.html
 
27. Back to the Fundamentals - A restart with relocation: http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/09/back-to-fundamentals-restart-with.html
 
 
 
 
Every day I am a beginner restarting Karate-Do. Yesterday, I was weaker than today, and tomorrow I'll be stronger with perseverance. The never-completed journey of Karate-Do.
 32. Trainees from Paris, France: http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/11/trainees-from-paris-france.html
 
33. Formal Announcement of 2016 Technical Seminars in Germany, England and Italy:  http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/11/andre-bertel-europe-karate-do-seminar.html

34. Kumamoto Training (Visiting Nakamura Shihan and conducting a special training): http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/11/kumamoto-training.html

35. List of Foreign-renshusei at my dojo (updated to conclude 2016): http://andrebertel.blogspot.jp/2015/10/foreign-renshusei-trainees.html




© André Bertel. Oita, Japan (2015).

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