Thursday, 9 July 2015


As many will know, I am teaching Karate-Do in Germany at the end of this month. This two day Open Seminar will be on the 25th and 26th of July in Krefeld.

This event came to fruition due to the efforts of Frank Kölher (who recently came for training at my dojo here in Japan with his friends Peter and Rainer). For more information, please contact the Karate-Dojo Nakayama (click on the poster for contact details).

I’d like to add that this will be a very special seminar, as it is very hard for me to go outside of Japan due to my busy schedule here. It is unlikely I can teach outside of Japan (where I live) and New Zealand (my home country) for the next three years. So I hope that, even with such short notice, karateka will take the opportunity to attend.
Needless to say, the theme, as always, will be `Traditional Japanese Budo Karate’; furthermore, the content will very useful for long-term technical development. Whoever who attend will need to take many notes as I will be sharing numerous points that get taught behind closed doors here in Japan.
For those who attend, I look forward to seeing you in Krefeld, Germany. It is going to be a great weekend of Karate-Do and friendship. 
OSU, André

© André Bertel. Aso-shi. Kumamoto, Japan (2015).