2015 Okinawa Traditional Kobudo World Tournament
These are the Tesshinkan placings at the World Tournament as posted by Sensei Frank Pelny. Omigoto everyone!
1st place : Hagen Walter (GER) / SAI adult male
Sergei Mirutenko (BLR) / BÔ senior male
Kyoka Yamakawa Shapland (CAN) / BÔ Junior High female
Pavel Dolgachev (RUS) / BÔ-SHIAI
5th place: Lisa McLain Ash (USA) / BÔ senior female
6th place: Sebastian Edelmann (GER) / SAI adult male
Igor Mirutenko (BLR) / BÔ adult male
Andrea Bernhardt (GER) / SAI adult female
7th place: Doreen Schilling (GER) / BÔ adult female
Pavel Dolgachev (RUS) / SAI adult male
13 of 14 Tesshinkan-paticipants placed!
At the Sayonara-party after the World Tournament, 9 foreigners received an Honor-Award in acknowledgment of their work spreading Ryûkyû Kobudô.
3 of them were Tesshinkan-members:
3. DAN Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan – Doreen Schilling (GER)