Monday 1 July 2024

Freital Seminar: September 2024... A New Beginning

The upcoming seminar in Freital (Germany), this September, will mark a new beginning of technical courses where a lot of untaught knowledge will be passed on.

My first aim has been to lay out the base aspects of ‘old school Shotokan’. Whilst the next step is to begin sharing the more advanced aspects underpinned by this foundation.

The COVID-19 pandemic slowed this process down by three years; however, we are back on track from next year.

A lot of points that have not been taught outside of Japan will be taught, including many kata and their respective oyo (applications). One aspect that I won’t cover will be the base exercises of Asai Tetsuhiko Sensei. I’ve done these enough in
courses, and while I use them in my own personal training, I will not put them into future seminars. Rather I want to use the time to share more kata and their respective bujutsu uses.

My hope is that all karateka can learn as much as possible from upcoming seminars; furthermore, irrespective of age, health and existing injuries, to be able to fully participate and enjoy the practices. For those practicing traditional
Shotokan, the upcoming seminars will be both exciting and inspiring. Greetings and warm wishes from Oita City, Kyushu, Japan.

Lastly, for those who manage to book places the upcoming seminar in Freital, see you soon!

© André Bertel. Oita City, Japan (2024).

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