Concepcion Chile, December 2021
As part of a new trip to Chile between the 11th of December and the 7th of January, the Tokushinryū Kobudō summer camp and rank promotion was held at the South American honbu dojo. Kyū rank promotions took place alongside Ivan Parra sensei and Alfonso Lavanchy (Tokushinryū Kobudō Los Angeles and Santiago representatives respectively) who were promoted to Ni dan.
At the board meeting, held on August 19, 2021 in Stockholm, it was agreed to appoint honorary members and special advisors of Seishinkan Budō Sweden as a token of appreciation for their support and guidance focused on who leads the group in Sweden, sensei Diego Rodriguez, Isshinryū Karate Godan and Tokushinryū Kobudō Nidan, who moved to the Swedish capital within the framework of a personal development project and whose main objective has been the establishment of our school in Europe, from which the stimulation and development of cooperation ties with other schools can take place, thus benefiting the students of our school and all those who are linked to the practice and development of martial arts.
Taking advantage of this relevant event, Osvaldo Rodríguez sensei and Iván Parra sensei were recognised in honor of their merits and important contribution in the establishment and foundation of the headquarters of our school in the city of Stockholm, Sweden, which officially began operations on May 10, 2021.
EVERY JOURNEY BEGINS WITH A FIRST STEP
Undoubtedly, the bond established with the representative of Isshinryū Karate and Tokushinryū Kobudō in Europe, sensei Lars Andersen, was and continues to be a cornerstone in the present of our school in Sweden. This connection can be traced back to the year 2001 in Atlanta, USA, where Osvaldo Rodriguez and Lars Andersen sensei had the opportunity to share in the framework of the Traditional Okinawa Rengokai Karate & Kobudo World Championship, where Uechi Tsuyoshi sensei taught the corresponding Isshinryū seminar.
This relationship would extend years later through Diego Rodriguez, who traveled to the Danish capital in 2016 as part of a personal project, establishing contact with Lars Andersen sensei and beginning a productive and important relationship through the practice of Isshinryū Karate and Tokushinryū Kobudō to this day.
OSVALDO RODRIGUEZ SENSEI
Seishinkan Budō School president & founder – Honbu dojo, Chile.
Isshinryū Karate 7th Dan – Tokushinryū Kobudō 4th Dan. He began his Karate training in 1973.
“Issued as plenary recognition for his important contribution in the founding process of Seishinkan Budō in Europe and as a consequence, to the expansion of the spirit and teaching of Budō in the region”
IVAN PARRA SENSEI
Seishinkan Budō – Takeshi Dojo, Los Angeles, Chile
Isshinryū Karate 6th Dan – Tokushinryū Kobudō 2nd Dan. He began his Karate training in 1986
“Issued as plenary recognition a the trajectory and significant contribution to Seishinkan Budō School throughout the years and to the development and expansion of the Okinawan Karate & Kobudō in Chile”
We hope with this, to contribute in the recognition of some of the many representatives of Isshinryū Karate, Tokushinryū Kobudō and related arts in all five continents.
Domo arigato gozaimasu