Wednesday 25 May 2022

Shito-ryu Karate technical seminar with Shihan Con Kassis in Athens - February 2020

Due to the 15 year anniversary of Shihan Con Kassis becoming the connecting link of the club with the Mabuni family and the establishment of a ˝Yoshukan˝ branch in Greece with the authorization of Soke Kenei Mabuni, a very powerful Shito-ryu Karate technical seminar and instructor exams, held on 8 & 9 February 2020, in Athens conducted by Con Kassis Sensei.

The seminar was organized by the ˝Yoshukan˝ dojo and curated, as was the case at other seminars, by the Club’s Technical Director and representative of World Shito-ryu Karate-do Federation (Shitokai) for Greece, Shihan George Pelekis.

It was a two-day event and the program included children's groups, adults and instructors.

In the black belt and instructor's groups, Shihan Kassis surprised everyone with his vast technical, theoretical, and historical knowledge, as the information given was innumerable and the participants were literally inundated, leaving with considerable provision for their personal development.

The seminar was attended by instructors from different regions of Greece such as Athens, Rhodes, Crete, Nea Artaki, Chalkida, Nafpaktos, Argos, Cyprus, while Sensei Dimitris Zefkis, also representative of Shitokai, attended the seminar along with a group of students - instructors who supported the event.

Shihan Kassis once again stood out for his simplicity, morality and modesty, virtues he developed during his apprenticeship near Master Kenei Mabuni, in his 30 years as a personal student.

After the seminar, a formal dinner was held to celebrate the 15th anniversary.



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