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Tendokan News No. 65

Shimzu Sensei’s Foreign Seminars (Schedule)

February 25th – 28th: Belgium (Genk)

March 1st – 12th: Germany (Berlin , Oberhaching , Deggendorf)

June 16th – July 1st: Germany (Lüneburg, Herzogenhorn)

Begin of July: Slovenia

October: scheduling by host countries

Presently we receive requests for seminars from various locations in Germany, Mexico, Serbia-Montenegro and Russia.

Winter Training Heisei 18 (2006)

During the seven days from January 15th to 21st, 2006, a total number of 75 students participated in the daily morning classes from 6:30am to 7:15am, and 37 students practiced every morning. There is an increasing tendency to realize the motto “The Motivation for the whole year planning could be found in the winter training”, and there were many new participants.

The recommendation of the morning classes is our objective ads well; the early rising for a longer period – even if only once a week – is a challenge; what do you think about changing your personal training schedule accordingly?

Decision on an Agenda for the yearly events in the Dojo

Presently we are discussing the general request of the students for an agenda about the various events in the Dojo, about closing times etc., and we will publish the accordant decisions before long.

Implementation of Dojo Opening-Days

Before the official training began the Dojo was opened on January 7th and 8th from 10:00am until noon for free practice. There were many participants, who among other things worked out the body, which was weakened during the New Year’s holidays, and who wanted to meet friends among the students, and there were as well visitors, who took pictures and videos. We are now thinking about establishing opening-days in future as well, as this opening-days found general approval.

The Number of Members Exceeded the 3000!

On December 3rd, 2005 , the number of members reached the high level of 3000 (including the youth). The 3000th member is Benjamin Nitsche, who came from Germany as a foreign student; he already is member of the German Tendoryu, but he joined now the Japanese Honbu-Dojo as well.

© translated by Peter Nawrot 03/2006