The focus of the traditional martial arts system I teach is self-defense, personal development and self-perfection. It is my desire to preserve the original Kempo Karate system from Okinawa, but also to use the full potential of the centuries-old martial arts system to solve problems of modern society.
Nowadays Karate has developed into a competitive sport in which form goes over function. That’s fine, if you want to use martial arts for fitness and health aspects only. The actual Karate, however, is a highly effective self-defense system. Unfortunately, only a few people still teach karate in its original form. Not only physical techniques, but also the spiritual component of martial arts forms a vast part of my teaching. I have the Reiki master degree and degrees in different energy teachings like Qi-Kung and Tai-Chi.
We understand ourselves as a large community without envy and resentment. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. In class, I promote your individual strengths and unleash your full potential. I do not believe in teaching everyone the same things regardless of their strengths and weaknesses, as it is the case in modern martial arts. Individuals are all different and need different things to be taught. That is what makes us what we are and that is good! Together we can achieve all goals! Let’s make the best out of ourselves together!
As a master student of Soke Heinz Köhnen I am authorized to teach his martial arts system „Tamashii-Ryu“. Tamashii-Ryu means „personal soul system“ and is mainly based on the ancient martial art „Goshinryu-Kempo“. Goshinryu-Kempo is a compact, old family system from Okinawa, providing the basics of many modern martial arts systems. Heinz Köhnen has adjusted the already highly effective self-defence system in some aspects. Components from the modern Shotokan Karate system as well as from various Kung-Fu styles, further Kempo styles and practical experiences from the security area were added to adapt the system to modern conditions and thus achieve the greatest possible effectiveness.
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