Sunday, 23 August 2020

Status Update

 Just so you don't think we all stopped training.   The international situation with the COVID-19 virus has disrupted travel everywhere. Entry into Japan is restricted from most of the world, with quarantine requirements. Other countries are in a similar situation. So it's impractical to assume that there will be events in Japan any time soon, or that Sensei will be able to travel to present seminars. 

There has been a bit of activity in Europe. Sensei Aivaras Engelaitis has been running Tairabunkai Fundamentals seminars in Lithuania. If you can travel in Europe, that would have been accessible to you.

Australia has various levels of lockdown, as has New Zealand. International travel is out, and trans-Tasman travel the same. Even interstate in Australia is limited. 

I understand it is similar in the USA, and the border between Canada and the US is  heavily restricted.

The best we can offer is that we have put a few more videos on our YouTube! channel of Sensei teaching.

Kenkyukai students are keen to reconnect, and we're watching and waiting. 

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

NY and Ontario seminars, and the International Seminar have been cancelled

The continuing COVID-19 situation around the world, and travel restrictions to/from the USA have resulted in the cancellation of the last scheduled seminars for 2020.

We will not be holding seminars in New York or Ontario. The international Okinawa Goju Ryu Kenkyukai seminar scheduled for November in Okinawa has also been cancelled.

Doubtless when the internation situation improves and travel can resume we will begin to schedule new events.

Friday, 3 April 2020

Canada and New Jersey cancelled now too.

Mountain Martial Arts' Sensei Mark Kapel announces:

Our annual seminar with Taira Sensei has been postponed. We will reschedule our seminar once it's possible. Participants who registered can either have their seminar fee returned or they can use it to secure their spot in our next seminar with Taira Sensei.

Thursday, 2 April 2020

The Paris seminar has been cancelled

Nous avons le regret d'annoncer l'annulation du séminaire 2020 de Taira sensei en France en raison de la situation liée au covid 19

We regret to announce the cancellation of the 2020 seminar of Taira sensei in France due to the situation linked to covid 19

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Australia is go..... no longer.

New restrictions on access to Australia, particularly 14 day self isolation, makes running a seminar in Melbourne and Adelaide impractical.


Monday, 24 February 2020

Italy Seminar cancelled

ASD KARATE UDINE Comunicato Importante:
In osservanza delle Misure urgenti in materia di contenimento e gestione dell’emergenza epidemiologica da COVID-2019 con grande dispiacere si comunica che il 12° Taira sensei Bunkai Seminar in Udine è stato ANNULLATO.
Tutte le quote di partecipazione al Seminario verranno rimborsate.
ASD Karate UDINE Important Release:
In compliance with the urgent measures regarding containment and management of the epidemiological emergency from COVID-2019 with great sorrow it is reported that the 12th Taira Sensei Bunkai Seminar in Udine has been cancelled.
All participation fees in the Seminar will be reimbursed.