Friday 20 May 2022

Shihan Con Kassis seminar in Athens - February 2013


Α Shito ryu karate do technical seminar has been organized by "Yoshukan" dojo of Greece, branch of Honbu dojo in Osaka, of Soke Kenei Mabuni, under the aegis of the athletic department of Aharnai district, on February 9 & 10, 2013. Sponsored by the electronic magazine

The seminar has been conducted by the Greek-Australian Shihan Con Kassis 7th Dan, Vice president of World Shito ryu Karate do Federation (W.S.K.F.) and personal student of Soke Kenei Mabuni since 1987.


Sensei Kassis’ trip to Greece lasted for one week and during his stay he dedicated enough time at the dojo teaching the athletes as well as in private training with his personal student and his representative in our country, dojo instructor, George Pelekis.


The seminar has been very successful since the majority of the athletes has participated not only from the Athens dojo but also by a team of athletes along with their instructor Vasilis Samaras from "Yoshukan" branch of Argos city and the Athletic Karate Association of Eretria city with instructor Argiris Bakas. Furthermore, athletes from the Athletic Club of Neo Faliro district with instructor Ilias Christou have taken part in the seminar. Significant has been the help of two assistants of Sensei Pelekis, Andreas Zafiriou and George Roussos.

Once more, teachers and athletes were impressed by the modesty and accessibility of Sensei Con Kassis. For his technical knowledge, since he follows strictly his teacher’s way of teaching, and for the theory part while he was providing historical information for each kata he was teaching, and were at the same time enthusiastic for the knowledge they achieved, anticipating the next seminar of Sensei Kassis appointed for the following summer.



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