United Shotokan-Ryu (USR) is proud to announce that we will be hosting André Bertel Sensei, 6th Dan (based in Oita City, Japan) for a Seminar in South Africa in March 2019.

Bertel Sensei’s first visit to South Africa was organised by USR Chairperson, Gary Grapentin in 2013. The Seminar was a tremendous success, and unquestionably Bertel Sensei left a lasting impression on all who were fortunate enough to attend. Bertel Sensei’s close association with Tetsuhiko Asai Sensei (1935-2006) combined with his relentless training and continuous study, makes for a special form of Shotokan rooted in traditional Japanese Budo. With Bertel Sensei’s dynamism as a karate practitioner and instructor, it is not difficult to see why he is so highly-regarded and internationally sought after.

USR invites all serious Shotokan practitioners, irrespective of affiliation or association, to join us for André Bertel Sensei’s 2019 Seminar in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. The Seminar will take place on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2019 and will comprise four sessions, each two hours in duration.

Pre-booking is essential, and as space is limited, delegates will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gary Grapentin may be contacted at garyg@geenet.co.za for further Seminar details.


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