Private Training with Andre Bertel sensei, Aso, Japan

This weekend I was fortunate to have the opportunity for some one on one training with international Shotokan exponent, Andre Bertel sensei.

A fellow kiwi now residing in Japan to focus on karate training, Andre sensei's teachings are always deep in technical insight, and provide a lot of focus points to take home and work on.  The session focused on sharing some kihon insights before diving into Unsu and Gojushiho-sho kata's and some of their respective oyo applications.

Training was conducted in the Aso-Shi Budojo, where sensei regularly trains.  Thankfully no snakes falling from the ceiling during my time there!

Morgan & Andre. After at training at the Aso-shi Budojo. June 29th, 2014..JPG