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.


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.



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.

Click here to review the page with the official list of Tokushinryu yudansha around the world.

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


Romania, November 2017

Between the past 2 and November 14, 2017, an unprecedented event took place, that mobilized various organizations from different countries with the aim of carrying out a tour through several Isshinryu and Tokushinryu’s dojos in Romania.

Diego Rodriguez Sensei of Seishinkan Europe, was sent as a representative by the WUIKA (World United Isshinryu Karate Association) and Tokushinryu Kobudo Europe to contribute to the development and expansion of both Isshinryu and Tokushinryu in Romania. The organizations, through the representative in Europe, Lars Andersen Sensei, have relied on the work of our organization to contribute to this promising project of unity and strength of the different serious Isshinryu organizations that have traditional roots and connections with Okinawa.

In this framework, the event “WUIKA & TOKUSHINRYU KOBUDO TOUR, ROMANIA 2017”, is part of the strategic plan of WUIKA to “bring together all the Isshinryu organizations around the world with the only goal of growing, expanding and sharing knowledge and training of the traditional Isshinryu to the new generations”.

The dojos that were part of this tour, and to whom we extend our deep thanks for the organization, enthusiasm and hospitality are the following:

C.S Kokoro ( Botosani city), Mihai Pascau Sensei, Isshinryu Karate-do.
C.S Phoenix (Bacau), Dan Luminita Sensei, Isshinryu Karate-do.
C.S. Ryukay (Suceava city), Craciunescu George Sensei, Tokushinryu Kobudo & Isshinryu Karate-do.
C.S. Ryukay (Suceava city), Covasa Alex Sensei, Isshinryu Karate-do.
C.S Hikaru (Bacau city), Diana Andreea Sensei, Isshinryu Karate-do.
C.S Shinobi (Iasi city), Grigorovici Bogdan Sensei, Isshinryu Karate-do.

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General basic principles, stances and Isshinryu kihon were the topics developed in all the Dojos, in addition to some general corrections in various katas.

Andreea and Alex sensei were promoted to Nidan, 2nd Dan by WUIKA, after having presented the technical program for the respective grade and having received the pertinent corrections.

Several conversations about the relevance and impact of the activity and future projects also took place during the tour. Parents, political authorities and students expressed their joy and support to the hosting senseis for the activity and also provided the warmest welcome to Diego sensei in each of the dojos that were part of the activity, a situation that will undoubtedly turn this tour into something memorable.



George Craciunescu sensei was in charge of hosting the Tokushinryu Kobudo seminar at his school. Review and correction of the complete curriculum until the 1st Kyu and some katas was part of the content of the different training session.

It is worth mentioning that we have the relevant presence and collaboration of Pavalati Roman Sensei, member of Tokushinryu in Romania, who, together with Diego sensei, made a joint effort in correcting technical details, in addition to sharing several training sessions with George and Alex sensei in order to review more advanced katas.

The opportunity was also taken to examine the students who then presented all the technical curriculum required by Tokushinryu Europe for the respective kyu ranks. They were successfully approved and exhorted to continue their training with the same effort and dedication.


The overall balance and perception of the activity by students, senseis and responsible organizations has been positive, highlighting the relevance and need to generate new instances of exchange and training that ultimately benefit the future generations of Isshinryu.
For our part, we highlight tremendously the disposition of the authorities and the way in which they have developed the policies that allow giving space to these instances of growth.

We reiterate our thanks to the representative of WUIKA and Tokushinryu in Europe, Sensei Lars Andersen and his school, Joshinkan for sponsoring and contributing significantly to the realization of the activity and for sharing the ideals in the teaching and expansion of Okinawan Karate and Kobudo.

To the various clubs, their senseis, students and parents for supporting this initiative in Romania, which allowed us to set an important precedent for the future of Isshinryu in the country and the world.


Finally, we wish to express our joy and greater enthusiasm to see how Isshinryu & Tokushinryu contributes to the ultimate goal of Budo through its disciplines: build better people, with a strong mind and body, noble spirit and above all with a good heart.




TOKUSHIN RYU YUDANSHA The beginning of a new growth path


On February 4, 2017, during the traditional seminar of instructors and Tokushin Ryu Cup, Diego Rodriguez Sensei presented exam in Tokushin Ryu Kobudo for 1st Dan Black Belt together with other students and the instructor and his tutor Jan Overgaard for 3th Dan.

The process began around 8 months before with the Lars Andersen Sensei’s designation of the Copenhagen hombu dojo instructor Jan Overgaard, as tutor and guide in the training process and the assimilation of new technical standards by the author. Kihon, katas, bunkai and philosophy were and part of the training to this day.



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Kihon and the complete program including Bo, Eku, Tekko, Tichu, Sai, Nunti Sai, and the Bo – Bo and Bo – Sai kumite were part of the requirements examined under the watchful eyes of Lars Andersen Sensei and Mards Nørby Sensei, two of the highest ranks in Europe.



One of the main objectives that motivated the journey to Denmark of the author, has been the search for growth and deepening the learning of Martial Art. Kobudo has been a concern that Seishinkan has had over the past few years; the intention to find a link with Okinawa and to deepen the practice of the management of traditional weapons has motivated to establish contact with the organization Tokushin Ryu in Europe, directed by Sensei Lars Andersen and to begin thus an arduous way of practice and investigation.


Tokushin Ryu Kobudo corresponds to the system created by the master Kensho Tokumura who, after 50 years of combined training of Karate & Kobudo, decides to develop his own system based on his experience, learning and own vision. Tokushin Ryu Kobudo is an eclectic system that is based on the traditional weapons of Okinawa which emphasizes powerful technique utilizing ‘Chinkuchi’. It is a blend of traditional Kobudo weapons and includes obscure weapons that were in danger of becoming historically lost.




Okinawa Isshin Ryu Karate & Kobudo Seishinkan Chile Master Chase Visit & Black Blet Test January 2012

South America – Chile, January 2014

In January 2014, a historic event for OIKKA organization and Seishinkan School at international and national level respectively took place: twelve black belts of which two were for 3rd and 4th respectively give graduate.

Sensei Diego Rodriguez, after a last intense years of training presented his degree examination to Yon Dan and it was beginning his path as a certified instructor of the organization for teaching the Isshin Ryu under the demanding OIKKA and Seishinkan human and technical guidelines.

Part of the quality standards of Seishinkan school is to present an investigation of any area that concerns the practice of martial arts. In this opportunity, Sensei Diego presented the research called “Necessity and relevance of a sustained martial arts organizations leadership,” which, based on specialized leadership in educational organizations literature, seeks to clarify what were the axes of development of the most large Martial Arts organizations in east and seeks to shed light on what should be the future of contemporary organizations to perpetuate in time.

4th Dan Black Belt, by Master Chistopher Chase

In the sports fields Llacolen and after almost four hours of examination, the results were positive for everyone. Finalizing the instance and taking advantage of the sensitive moment of joy who experienced all, Sensei Diego takes the opportunity to bring new black belts and remember the key aspects that have marked the hallmark of Seishinkan Chile in its almost 29 years of existence.

Moment of reflection led by Sensei Diego to remember the most relevant aspect of the Seishinkan School