Wednesday, 28 December 2016

A Brief Summary of 2016 and Video Links

So, 2016, is quickly coming to an end. Here is a brief and very broad summary of my karate activities this year. I will conclude with direct links to relevant video footage.

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).

For older videos, please visit my YouTube Channel:

Oliver Schomburg (GERMANY)
2016 Andre Bertel Interview in Germany:

Scotty Denholm (AUSTRALIA)
Silvio Cannizzo (ITALY)

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