14th Visit of Soshu Oyama in Poland
Grand Master Shigeru Oyama 10thdan came to Krakow, invited by Hanshi Jan Dyduch 8thdan and the OYAMA Polish Karate Federation. Soshu conducted a seminar and a two day black belt promotion test. Nearly 300 instructors and students from Poland, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Estonia, USA, Germany, Ireland , Azerbaijan and Iran participated in this event. Meeting was organized with a support from The City of Krakow. OSU!
Special guests of the Seminar:
During the meeting Country Representatives and Branch chiefs of OYAMA IKF gathered for an international council lead by Hanshi Jan Dyduch 8thdan. Rules and the calendar of the schooling and sport events for the years 2011-2013 were debated and taken in to consideration.
Soshu Oyama teaches Seienchin. Photo: Radoslaw Dyduch
On June 5th Soshu Oyama conducted a Seienhin kata training. Grand Master presented applications characteristic for the period of time when the kata was created and the evolution of this classical form.
Sensei Iryna Petrenko from Ukraine, Photo: Radoslaw Dyduch
Sensei Igor Gubaydulin 4th dan from Russia. Photo: Radoslaw Dyduch
June 6th, the people under 35 years of age were taking the test. In both age groups technical tests covered the presentations of all techniques, combinations, kihon kata, advanced kata and also formal presentations with weapons: Bo, Tonfa, Sai.
Sensei Iweta Czech 2nd dan form Ireland. Photo: Radoslaw Dyduch
During the opening Ceremony of the kumite test, the creator of the Oyama style presented Hanshi Jan Dyduch with a belt for the 8th dan. He also handed the 5thdan certificates for Pawel Pajdak and Witold Choinski along with the right to use a title Shihan. Our sincere congratulations, OSU!
Soshu Oyama presents Hanshi Dyduch with a belt. Photo: Radoslaw Dyduch
Promotion test fight. Photo Radoslaw Dyduch
Mr and Mrs Oyama with Radoslaw Dyduch as a translator. Photo Joanna Dyduch
Sensei Valery Savitsky 3th dan, host of the European Championships OYAMA IKF, Estonia’2011.
Photo: Joanna Dyduch
During the official part Grand Master handed the OYAMA IKF license for the current Country Representatives and Branch Chiefs.
Sensei Bogdan Petrenko – Country Representative from Ukraine. Photo: Joanna Dyduch
Hanshi Dyduch presented the foreign guests with the diplomas for attending the seminar and numerous gifts.
Sensei Igor Yurkevich 2nddan from Belarus. Photo: Joanna Dyduch
In the free time our foreign guests saw the monuments of Krakow and a World famous salt mine in Wieliczka. All that under a watchful eye of Sensei Robert Bretner 4thdan. OSU!
WE WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE EVERYBOBY ON THEIR NEWLY GRANTED MASTER BLACK BELTS