Teaching in Germany -
16th - 19th April
Shihan-Dai Christian and Roderick, brothers Bajada Renshi were once again in Germany, this time on invitation by Wolfgang Wimmer Kyoshi and the Verband asiatischer Kampfkünste e.V to teach in the annual German Martial Arts Seminar which was held at the 'Sport park Rabenberg', a beautiful, state-of-the-art Sports Center in Breitenbrunn / Saxony.
For the occasion and to complement the invitation, Brothers Bajada Renshi took with them a group of 13 students from the Classical Budo Association Malta, consisting of Daniel Zammit Nidan (Vice President), Melchior Pace Sandan Shidoin (Student Coordinator), Roberta Bajada (Secretary), Antoine Portelli Shodan, Ranier Mifsud Munro, Manuel Briffa, Joseph Bajada (the third Bajada brother), Jade Marshall, Ryan Abela, Ruth Fenech, Christian Farrugia, Robert Camilleri and Alexia Vassallo.
The teachers for the Seminar included Wolfgang Wimmer Kyoshi Jujutsu, Iaido, Christian & Roderick Bajada Renshi Jujutsu, Bernd Bichmann Renshi Judo, Günther Engelhard Tasshi Judo, Mike Brauer Renshi Aikijutsu, Jean-Pierre Artige Tasshi Aikijutsu, Reiner Brauhardt Kyoshi Aikido, Uwe Widmer Kyoshi Karate-Do, Rudolf Gabert Kyoshi Karate-Do, Thomas Haumüller Renshi Karate-Do, Rolf Gerisch Renshi Karate-Do, Alexander Neidhart Karate-Do, Amedeo Pastore Sahbum-Nim Taekwondo, Jens Juraschka Kyosah-Nim Taekwondo, Tim Schnabel Hapkido, Peter Brockers Hanshi Ko-Budo (Bo), Reiner Brauhardt Kyoshi Aiki-Jo. Unfortunately Allan Tattersall Hanshi Jujutsu could not make it due to the air travel problems that arose during the same weekend.
Four areas were set up for the seminar: Area 1- White to Green Belts, Area 2 - Blue to Brown Belts, Area 3- Black Belts and a forth area for the practice of weapon arts. Students from all the styles that were present during the course trained on the designated mats according to their grade and also participated in all the different Arts that were available for the occasion.
Renshi were invited to conduct a total of three Jujutsu
sessions, two sessions on Saturday for White belts to Green Belts
and Blue belts to Brown Belts and another session on Sunday for
Black belts. The students were guided in different levels of
techniques especially designed for the different levels, ranging
from basic to intermediate to advanced throws, holds, locks, chokes,
counters and combinations both from standing and on the ground. All
these were shown and executed with precise and fast movements
accelerating the effectiveness of each technique.