Traditional Weekend Seminar at Hollabrunn

From the 7th to the 9th of  March 2014  the traditional Jundokan Karate-Do weekend  seminar was held again by Dr. Friedrich Gsodam at the  Secondary Technical and Vocational  College Hollabrunn, Lower Austria.

Thirty two participants from four Karate Clubs from Lower Austria and Vienna attended the three – day seminar.

The two main goals of the seminar were the best preparation of the participants for the Vienna Championships and the visit of a number of students of the Jundokan Dojo in Sicily in July 2014. In Sicily the grandmasters of the Hombu Dojo in Okinawa will hold advanced training sessions for the participants from all over Europe.

Therefore Kata and Bunkai combined with the appropriate Kihon elements were practised to increase the performance of all students.

As a guest trainer for Jiyu Kumite Helmut Lohner, the famous trainer for Kumite of the Karate Federation of Lower Austria, presented the latest Kumite rules of the WKF/AKF in an interesting practical lesson.

 As a guest Martin Zbiral, the son of Dr. Monika Zbiral, who has been training within our club for 20 years, took part in the sessions. Martin is a Tae Kwon Do student and showed us the two Kata Dan Gun Hyong and Yul Kok Hyong in a very impressive way. The photograph shows Martin presenting a Yoko Geri Kekomi Jodan.

The participants lived at the comfortable “Sport- and Seminarhotel” in Hollabrunn and the served food was as excellent as in the past.

The photographs give you an impression of the event.