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Andre Bertel Sensei (6th Dan) has arranged seminar with Keigo Abe Shihan at the Christchurch IJKA Shotokan Karate Club. This is an open seminar.
The sessions will held on the 5th and 6th of May. Abe Shihan, now 9th Dan and chief in instructor of the Japan Shotokan Karate Association, was the former Director of Technique of our faction of the JKA (Asai/Matsuno JKA). Andre Sensei attended many of his classes in Japan - during his many training stints there throughout the 1990s.
Many thanks to Andre Sensei for organising this. If you want to attend, please email Andre Sensei at: firstname.lastname@example.org The cut off day to register will be the 4th of May. THIS WILL BE AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED!
Osu, Lyall Stone
Christchurch Shotokan Karate Club Chief Instructor
Here is a video of our world-class international instructor, Andre Bertel Sensei (6 Dan)teaching in Venice Italy just last month. Andre Sensei's last seminars in Italy, in April of 2010, are also on Youtube. His next international seminar will be in Perth, Australia with the KUA (Karate Association of Australia).
Here are videos of our international instructor, Andre Bertel Shihan (6th Dan) teaching karate seminars in North Germany. Andre Shihan arrived back in New Zealand today and already returned to the dojo to practice, even with strong jetlag. Isn't that typical of him. He is truly an inspirational karateka and a treasure of our chief instructor Syuseki-Shihan Tetsuhiko Asai, who considered him like a son and trained him as his apprentice. Please enjoy these videos. Apparently there are more to come. Oss, Lyall. _____________________________
Lyall Stone Chief Instructor IJKA New Zealand _____________________________