Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Yann and Phinh return to Oita

Yann and Phinh Robert from Paris, France, once again returned to Oita to train and catch up. This was their second time to come to Oita to train; furthermore, they have also attended several of my technical seminars in Europe.


I’ll not outline what we practiced—as that is for them—however, I will say that I’ve seen their karate greatly improve since our first meeting. Needless to say, this clearly reflects a combination of regular and conscientious budo karate practice by both of them; moreover, a streamlined training methodology, which will certainly result in continued and on-going improvement. While not being an official pedagogical term, this is what I refer to as ‘snow ball improvement’.

 In sum, I was very pleased to see these technical developments; and indeed, to be able to enjoy nice social times together. Yann and Phinh, I wish you the very best for your remaining time here in Japan. Next time I know you will both be better than now, and your return vist, like everyone else, is reflected by tangible outcomes. Until we meet again, Osu!
© André Bertel. Oita City, Japan (2017).

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