Including here, within Japan, in 2016 I have taught karate seminars in six countries in both Europe (Germany, England and Italy) and Oceania (New Zealand and Australia). However, the training and teaching in Japan has still, as always, been the most hectic part of my Karate-Do schedule. That, due to my prioritisation of training (over all other aspects in karate), meant that I could not post articles so regularly. However, the articles will continue to be produced, and uploaded intermittently each month, as my time permits.
In addition to my regular daily karate activities, in 2016, I also attended several wonderful seminars conducted by Hashiguchi Yuji Sensei (7th Dan), Naka Tatsuya Sensei (7th Dan) and Ueki Masaaki Sensei (9th Dan); taken qualifications exams for instructor, examiner and judge; and accepted several non-Japanese renshusei (trainees).
In sum, on the Karate front, it has been a wonderful year. I wish everyone the very best in their conclusion to 2016 and a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2017.
© André Bertel. Oita, Japan (2016).
2016 VIDEOS FROM MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL
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