Monday, 16 January 2017

Trainee from Belgium: Kathleen Lambein

I just had the pleasure of having Kathleen Lambein (3rd Dan, JKA—Japan Karate Association—Belgium) here in at my dojo for private training. In addition to being my first renshusei from Belgium she is also the first non-Japanese renshusei for 2017.

Kathleen successfully completed six hours of one-on-one training over two days. Without going into specifics (these are for her) I focused on specific points to boost her karate—via core aspects of Kihon, Kata and Kumite—from a pure Budo Karate perspective. Simplicity and depth, and efficiency, were major themes.
Overall, Kathleen was great to coach as she not only processed the information quickly, but immediately began moving better. I was really impressed by this point. Furthermore, we enjoyed some nice times outside of the dojo. Kathleen, my family and I wish you all the very best!! It was great to have you in Oita!!! See you again!!! 押忍, André

© André Bertel. Oita, Japan (2017).

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