Denmark, March 2018
With a magnificent logistical deployment and excellent organization by Tokushinryu Kobudo Valby Shibu, the 5th Winter Camp and 2nd Tokushinryu Cup took place, an event attended by representatives and kobudokas from Sweden, Germany and various regions of Denmark.
The event held on March 2, 3 and 4, focused various activities and training sessions aimed at delivering new perspectives of training, various guidelines and updated technical standards in the various katas and general curriculum of Tokushinryu Europe.
The training sessions by Lars Andersen sensei were dedicated to developing Tokumine no Kon Renzoku bunkai Kumite (click to watch), whose base is in the kata proper and in the first two steps of the bo kihon. By performing the kata with a partner, he gives a new perspective on training and understanding the kata itself.
Pechin Kumi Sai (click to watch) was the other topic of bunkai, which gives a base to develop different variants of double weapon against double weapon.
The session with Jan Overgaard sensei was dedicated to the bunkai and principles of the Sai and Nunti Sai.
2nd TOKUSHINRYU CUP
In the framework of Winter Camp activities, the 2nd Tokushinryu Cup was successfully carried out for the second year in a row, whose main objective is to grant the participants the opportunity to demonstrate their technical level through the execution of the various katas in a competitive environment and the instructors, the possibility of observing the competitors and evaluating in what level the general technical standard of the organization is found in the different dojos.
The applied regulation continues with the standard used in the events of previous years, that is, long weapon in the first round, short weapon in the second round and free option from there. According to this regulation and after four rounds, Diego Rodriguez Sensei is crowned champion after having presented the following katas: Tokumine no Kon, Hamahiga no Tonfa, Tokushin no Nunti Sai and Chatanyara no Sai.
The medal table was left in the hands of the following representatives:
1st place: Diego Rodriguez Sensei, Seishinkan. Stockholm, Sweden.
2nd place: Michael Guddat, Hamburg, Germany.
3rd place: Tonni Christian Petersen, Gotokukan Hvidore, Denmark.
GRADUATION & BLACK BELT EXAMS
As usual, during summer and winter training, exams are held for those who are prepared and authorized by their respective instructors.
In this opportunity, Diego Rodriguez sensei presents a test for 2nd dan, within the framework of the special training program that started almost 3 years ago and which has been constantly monitored by Jan Overgaard sensei as a mentor and Lars Andersen sensei as director of Tokushinryu in Europe. The organization also welcomes Pernille Hansen, the new shodan who officially begins the long growth and learning path in Tokushinryu Kobudo.
Seishinkan Europe wants to extend its deep thanks at to Tokushinryu Kobudo Valby Shibu for the splendid organization and hospitality and to Tokushinryu Kobudo Organization for his constant support.
The last activity carried out by the author during that weekend was a technical training with Jan Overgaard sensei, in which he reviewed general kata details, Nunti Sai bunkai, Tokushin no Yari and Tokushin no nunti Bo.
More information about the Tokushinryu Kobudo Europe Winter Camp & 2nd Tokushinryu Cup
Photos & Images courtesy of Allisson Teran and Anders Uhrenfeldt