Friday, 21 June 2019

Trainee from Lübeck, Germany: Jan Kohberg

Jan Kohberg from Lübeck, Germany, came for four days of intensive technical training this week. 

His objective was to learn effective budo karate applications, which covered each day via the connectivity between Kihon, Kata and Jissen Kumite/Goshin-jutsu (real fighting/self-defense).
To initiate this process the six shitei-gata were used, for the fundamental base, followed by a request for Kakuyoku and Enpi. Overall, I saw Jan’s level greatly improve each day and was impressed by his eager willingness to learn and, indeed, his physical effort.  

To wrap up I’d like to congratulate Jan on his progression and wish him all the best for his ongoing martial arts development. For those interested in coming to Japan for instructor and/or elite training as a Renshusei, please read the information below

© André Bertel. Oita City, Japan (2019).


Renshusei training purposes...While being a renshusei is not really hard training, like daily dojo practice is—but it is very technical—as the purpose is two-fold: (1) to greatly enhance each trainees ability/skill level; and (2) to pass on 'closed door knowledge' from Japan. 

Application...For those wishing to apply to be Renshusei (here at my dojo in Oita City) you must book well in advance to avoid disappointment. As a general rule, it is highly advisable to check my availability then secure the available days, and times, at least three months in advance. This can be done by emailing directly me at:

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