The North American Tesshikan Rengokai is an affiliation of dojo across North America practicing Tesshinkan Ryukyu Kobudo as taught by Hidemi Tamayose. Our current Chief Instructor is Sensei Donald Shapland, nanadan. With the incredible increase in popularity of Tesshinkan across the continent, the shibu cho dojo instructors felt is was time to oganize to provide more structure and training opportunities for members. To that end, the dojo instructors have formed a governing body that will meet annually to discuss matters of mutual interest and concern. Also, a Technical Committee is being formed of the most senior instructors who will advise the Chief Instructor on matters relating to the practice of Tesshinkan. Finally, we will form an executive that will carry out the day to day running of the rengokai, including scheduling seminars, travel planning, memberships, communications and other administrative needs.

This is a very exciting time as we grow to a truly continental organization with dojo from Florida to the Yukon. If you would like to leave a comment, please feel free to do so.

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