Monday 3 January 2022


Training is every day, however, today I returned to regular intensity training. Every year, around the New Years period, I have a very relaxed period of 'practice' for a few days. This is a tradition inherited from Asai Tetsuhiko Sensei. I use this time also to establish heightened goals goals for the new year and, also, reflect, on the previous year to propel my new efforts.


I want to use this chance to thank all of the thousands of karateka around the world who sent me kind messages via the various media formats. I'm sorry that I'm unable to reply to all of these, but read them all and are deeply appreciative.

I wish everyone great health, happiness, prosperity and excellent training: in the fourth year of REIWA.

 押忍 — アンドレ

 © André Bertel. Oita City, Japan (2022).

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