Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Wow! Andre Bertel san! 見えない!高速空手!大分のアンドレさん!

Here is a video courtesy of Nishi Fuyuhiko San (KURO OBI WORLD after the last JKA Gasshuku here in Oita: under the guidance of Hashiguchi Yuji Sensei. I'd like to thank Nishi San for this but, more importantly, for his long time and ongoing filmatography of authentic Budo Karate.

© André Bertel. Oita City, Japan (2016).

Thursday, 14 July 2016


Next week I will be flying out of Japan to teach three international seminars in Europe (Germany, England and Italy). Usually, only once a year I have time to teach Karate outside of Japan—due to my very busy teaching and training schedule—so internationally speaking, ‘this is literally it’ for 2016.

For those who have secured places (to attend any of these three events) I look forward to training and camaraderie with you. If you have not yet booked a place, and wish to, I recommend that you contact the organizers immediately (on the off-chance that there might be a space left). – Osu, André.

André Bertel European Tour 2016

Where: Ahrensburg (Hamburg Metropolitan Region)
When: July 23rd and 24th, 2016.
Contact/Organizer: Oliver SCHOEMBURG SENSEI

Where: Poulton-le-Fylde (Lancashire)
When: July 30th and 31st, 2016.
Contact/Organizer: Michael BARR SENSEI

Where: Venezia
When: August 6th and 7th, 2016.
Contact/Organizer: Silvio CANNIZZO SENSEI and Mauro MION SHIHAN

 © André Bertel. Oita City, Japan (2016).

Monday, 11 July 2016

New “Kuro-Obi World” on Vimeo!!

As you will know, I am a fan of Nishi Fuyuhiko San’s excellent ‘Kuro Obi World’ website: so I’m really pleased to announce its new channel on Vimeo. For everyone interested in Budo Karate it is definitely worth checking out! Here is a direct link:
© André Bertel. Oita City, Japan (2016).

Monday, 4 July 2016

大分県の空手家たちが素敵すぎる!Soul of JKA in OITA!

JKA Oita was featured on ‘Kuro Obi World’. I posted about this excellent training camp just recently.
Here is a direct link to that article... Osu, André 
© André Bertel. Oita City, Japan (2016).