2023-04/05 France Seminar Photos

After a hiatus of 3 years owing to Covid-19, seminar as France could finally restart from april this year.

2023-04-20 Akuzawa sensei shortly after arrival in France, at Manabu Watanabe hanshi‘s training venue.

2023-04-22/28 Lyon: Black Belt Seminar & Intensive Seminar

2023-04-30/31 Paris: Master Class & Open Seminar

Apart from the above seminar, Akuzawa sensei also gave several private classes, and made time for some sightseeing.

The entire trip’s schedule was extremely tight with little time for relaxation, but happily achieved the primary objective of allowing students to meet with and feel Akuzawa sensei inthe flesh once again, leading to many happy faces, including also Akuzawa sensei who was delighted to be among his students once again.

Planning is underway for a repeat seminar trip in the coming year.

2023-04/05 France Seminar Additional News: Black Belt Promotions & Magazine Article Publication

(1) New Promotions to Black Belt Rank

As the first France seminar after 3 years of absence owing to Covid-19, Akuzawa sensei checked the current skill levels, and also promoted a number of students to black belt rank after confirming their progress and achievements.

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Jean-Luc, Akuzawa sensei, Olivier, Loic
Alex, Akuzawa sensei, Nicolas

Additionally, while unable to meet Akuzawa sensei in person during sensei’s seminar trip, a number of diligent students nevertheless graded with Manabu Watanabe Hanshi as sensei’s representative after sensei’s return to Japan, and obtained black belt rank.


Congratulations to the newly promoted Black Belts!!

(2) Article publication in French martial arts magazine Self & Dragon

While in France for the seminar, Akuzawa sensei was interviewed for this magazine article.

Photo credits: P.Y. Benoliel