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Tsu Shin Gen International on Facebook  2016-02-04
  Article origin:  David C. Cook
Osu!

Times are changing and people for the most time use Facebook as a connecting tool this days. The Tsu Shin Gen International also has a Facebook site and everybody is welcome to join. On the TSG Facebook site you can keep contact with other people of the association, look at pictures, get news from competitions and much more.

Welcome to look us up at Facebook
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Soke David C Cook - 10th Dan Award  2015-01-25
  Article origin: Sweden Lars Utter
In December 2014, something extraordinary happened in the city of Piteå in north of Sweden. Soke David C Cook recived 10th Dan...
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WALES NOVEMBER 2012  2012-11-01
  Article origin: Sweden David C. Cook
I was recently in Wales to visit Raul Rucarean, I had been in contact with him for quite some time and I promised that when I was in the UK next time I would come to visit him in Swansea. ...
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TSG Swedish Winter Camp 2012  2012-02-05
  Article origin: Sweden Micke Forsman
Despite the cold weather four determined people from Karelia showed up at the beginning of the camp. They had driven all the way in the cold from the town Kostomuksha in Karelia to Piteå just to participate and have the opportunity to test for new grades. During this weekend it was – 42 degrees in country and at the coast a little warmer, only -30 degrees!
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POLISH SEMINAR IN ZARY  2012-01-27
  Article origin: Sweden Lars McKie
POLISH SEMINAR IN ZARY
On the 27th of Januari a group consisting of Soke David C. Cook, Shihan Lars Utter (me) and Sensei Jakob Beltowski, took aim for Zary in Poland. The purpose of this trip was to teach the Tsu Shin Gen-Senshin Fighting Karate system at the Kakutogi Dojo and also to establish a more solid relationship with our contact Emil Waszak. Sensei Emil Waszak is also our Polish TSG-Cou...
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TSG Winter Camp Russia  2012-01-22
  Article origin: Russia Micke Forsman
Late in the evening we had a meeting for Black Belts and club representatives. At this meeting the new DVD´s for Senshin, Mix Fight, Ashihara and Kyokushin were presented. These DVD´s will help students, instructors and clubs in their day to day training and also set the technical standard much higher. ...
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Winter Camp Moscow 2011  2011-01-20
  Article origin: Russia Jakob Beltowski
When we arrived at the Moscow airport, we discovered that we had arrived at a completely new and modern terminal.
We were expecting a long wait for the clearance though customs and baggage-claim, but we discovered that the new and efficient terminal had processed us so fast that we even had to wait for Shihan Ivan for a few minutes.
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Grappling Technical Training Camp in Sweden  2010-11-18
  Article origin: Sweden Micke Forsman
The winter had come to the northern town in Sweden and snow was laying white upon trees and ground. Shihan Ivan sad that it is all so quiet; it is like in a fairytale! An early Christmas feeling had arrived for the guests!...
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Soke David Cook 9th Dan in Kakutogi Dojo, Poland  2010-10-29
  Article origin: Poland David C. Cook
From the 29th of October to the 1st of November a seminar with Soke D. Cook was held in
Katutogi Dojo in ¯ary.
His visit was an unprecedented event because normally he is only teaching at big seminars, participated almost exclusively by Black Belts.
The organizer of this event was Sensei Emil Waszak, who has been interested in Tsu Shin Gen for a long time. The main theme of the seminar was Sen...
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TSG Training Camp in Ukraine May 2010  2010-05-19
  Article origin: Ukraine Lars McKie
From the 19th to the 23rd May 2010 the first training camp in Ukraine featuring TSG-Mix Fight was held. It was taught by Soke David Cook and his assistant Shihan Mikael Forsman. The training was devoted to the study of movements and techniques for fighting both while standing and Grappling. There were a lot of new details and nuances taught to us by Soke and Shihan Mikael Forsman....
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TSG Ashihara Camp in Yekaterinburg  2010-05-06
  Article origin: Russia Micke Forsman
From 6th to 9th of May 2010 there happened a significant event in the Russian world of martial arts. Our country was visited by the famous Grand Master of Karate from Sweden - Kancho David Cook (9th Dan) - the author of the famous book "The Power of Karate”, the founder of Ashihara International-Karate style in Europe, the author of unique techniques of martial arts, and the founder of his own ...
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TSG Winter Camp Russia 2010  2010-01-26
  Article origin: Russia Micke Forsman
My name is Max and I will tell about TSG winter camp that was organized by Shihan Ivan nearby Moscow in January 2010. This camp was dedicated to development of grappling skills. Despite the fact that grappling is an element of the TSG-Mix Fight system, many had come from Kyokushin, Ashihara and TSG-Karate to learn more about it......
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Russian Summer Camp 2009  2009-10-13
  Article origin: Russia Lars Utter
This year’s journey to the annual Russian Summer Camp started very early on a Thursday morning. Kancho David C Cook and I headed towards Arlanda airport to meet up with the other assistant instructor Shihan Mikael Forsman who had already arrived at the airport from the north of Sweden earlier that morning. It is not very often we get to meet all three of us so when I saw Shihan Mikael at the air...
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Soke David Cook promoted to 9th Dan!  2008-10-22
  Article origin: Sweden Micke Forsman
Soke Ruiz asked for Soke Cook´s 8th Dan belt and after that he took up the new 9th Dan belt! It was a beautiful Obi with red colour on one side and black and red on the other side with golden kanji! Soke Ruiz used a Tsuba from a Katana to tie the new belt on Soke Cook! I must say that the Obi looked perfect on Soke Cook and that it is the correct belt for a Grandmaster to wear!...
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The Tsu Shin Gen International Russian Summer Camp 2008  2008-10-21
  Article origin: Russia Micke Forsman
As usual the of participants camp was very good with a lot who were eager to learn the finer details of the techniques and improve their art in Budo! This is very satisfying for us who teach at the camp. There are many positive things about the good Russian sportsmen and the camp....
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A NEW TSU SHIN GEN SHIHAN  2008-07-24
  Article origin: Sweden David C. Cook
I have the great pleasure of announcing that the Tsu Shin Gen Budo Association Secretary Sensei Micke Forsman has been promoted to 5th Dan and now has the title Shihan.

Shihan Micke is a perfect example of what it takes to reach such a high grade in the TSG Association.

Shihan Micke is an excellent instructor; he has produced numerous Black Belts in his Piteå Dojo. ...
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ABU DHABI 3RD INT. OPEN KARATE RIYU JITSU CHAMPIONSHIP  2008-06-01
  Article origin: Sweden Micke Forsman
In the middle of March a mail arrived to the Tsu Shin Gen headquarters with an invitation to a Knockdown championship in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates! The invitation was under the patronage of H.H. Sheik Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan´s – Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The invitation was very special and got our attention because it was Kancho Waleed who was organi...
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TSG ALLROUND FIGHTING TOURNAMENT RUSSIA  2008-04-07
  Article origin: Russia Ivan Titenkov
The Moscow area, Monino, March 30th 2008, at the Sports Hall of the Military Air Academy named after Jury Gagarin. The spring morning sun has lit up the big sports hall of the Academy where for the fourth year young and beginning sportsmen from clubs and the federations teaching various systems of Fighting have gathered. On this day all of them are united and equal in this open tournament organize...
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SWEDISH TSG JUNIOR COMPETITION 2008  2008-04-06
  Article origin: Sweden Micke Forsman
The competition was for standing fighting only with light contact and the duration of the matches was a 2-minute round with one referee and two corner judges. The children were between the ages of 8 to 12 years old and there were both girls and boys. They seemed to have a lot of fun ...
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SEMINAR IN MOSCOW  2008-02-13
  Article origin: Russia David C. Cook
Once again it was time to meet up with my friends Shihans Dave Jonkers and Semmy Schilt. This time it was in Moscow at the invitation of Shihan Titenkov 6th Dan. It was 14 years since the four of us were together in Moscow and we were there to hold a seminar. Actually as it turned out Shihan Semmy did all the teaching. Although he is best known as a fighter, he is also a very good teacher with a l...
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A BIG EVENT FOR RUSSIAN FIGHTING ARTS  2008-02-09
  Article origin: Russia Ivan Titenkov
Moscow was visited by 3 time K-1 World Champion, King of Pancrase, and the winner of numerous International Tournaments of Ashihara Karate - Shihan Semmy Schilt, 6th Dan Tsu Shin Gen.
Together with him were his personal trainer and our old friend Shihan Dave Jonkers 7th Dan, and also the president of the Tsu Shin Gen International Organization Soke David Cook 9th Dan
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TSG RUSSIAN WINTER CAMP 2008  2008-01-18
  Article origin: Russia David C. Cook
The Winter Camp in Russia is becoming a pleasant way of getting started with the training after Christmas and New Year. This year the date of the camp was 18th to 21st of January and as usual it took place at the sports Centre and Boarding House near the town of Pushkino....
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K-1 SEOUL 2007  2007-11-13
  Article origin: Sweden David C. Cook
The day after I arrived home from Moscow I flew to Amsterdam Airport to join up with Shihan Dai Dave Jonkers and Shihan Semmy Schilt for the long flight to South Korea for the Last 16 Tournament....
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THE 2007 IBK KYOKUSHIN CHAMPIONSHIPS  2007-11-04
  Article origin: Sweden David C. Cook
The IBK was holding its first World Championships. It was in 1996 that Shihan Dave and I were asked by Kaicho Bluming to affiliate our AIKO with his Kyokushin Budokai to form the original IBK. I have not been involved in the IBK for the last few years and Shihan Dave thought that I should get more involved and that this would be a good opportunity to do so. . ....
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TSG AND ASHIHARA RUSSIA BUDO CAMP 2007  2007-10-03
  Article origin: Russia Micke Forsman
Usually the International Russian Budo Camp is in August, but this time it took place in late September! The view that greeted us at the holiday camp Salute in the Pushkinsky area was beautiful autumn weather with big colourful leaves sailing down from the trees! In the area there were a lot of young happy children running around playing games. They seemed very happy and the surroundings together ...
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TSG Russia at Moscow's 860 year jubilee  2007-09-16
  Article origin: Russia David C. Cook
At the celebration of Moscow’s 860 year Jubilee as a city the Tsu Shin Gen Russia was invited to participate in a Budo festival. The display took place in the Chistoprudny Bulvar Street in the centre of Moscow and was organized by Sergey Kosorotov from Moscow Kodokan....
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TSG Summer Seminar Stockholm 2007  2007-06-29
  Article origin: Sweden David C. Cook
This Seminar was held in the capital city of Stockholm at the TSG Stockholm’s Dojo! The location of the Dojo is in the centre of the city at St Eriksgatan 50. The TSG club shares the Dojo with a Kung Fu club and the decorations in the Dojo are inspired by traditional Chinese Martial Arts. This made the atmosphere different to what we are just to, because the most of us have a strict Japanese bac...
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Seminar with K-1 World Champion Sem Schilt  2007-04-15
  Article origin: Sweden David C. Cook
It was a great honor that Shihan-Dai Dave and Shihan Semmy from team Golden Glory accepted an invitation to come to Sweden for a seminar! It was Soke Cook’s twenty year long friendship with Shihan-Dai and Shihan Semmy that made it possible! It was not easy for Soke to arrange a seminar, due to the full schedule Shihan-Dai Dave and Shihan Semmy have in the K-1 competition!...
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All Russia Open Winter Camp 2007  2007-02-18
  Article origin: Russia David C. Cook
On the 18th - 22nd of February 2007, the All Russia Open Winter Camp took place in Pushkinsky area, Moscow region at the sports complex Zeleny Gorodok. Shihan Ivan and Sensei German were the instructors that were representing Tsu Shin Gen at the camp. One of the other instructors at the camp was Jury Egorov from St.-Petersburg (6 Dan International Association Ashihara Karate). Also attending was Y...
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All Russia Open Tournament 2007  2007-02-11
  Article origin: Russia David C. Cook
On the 11th of February 2007, the third All Russia Open Tournament took place in Moscow at the sports complex Red October. The main event was the tournament with Ashihara International rules, open for all Ashihara sportsmen in Russia in the age between 16 up to 20 years old. The competitors showed high quality and uncompromised determination in their fighting and several of them went away with fin...
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Tsu Shin Gen Moscow Seminar 2006  2006-10-14
  Article origin: Russia David C. Cook
On the 14th of October, Shihan Ivan and Sensei German were invited by Sergey Kosorotov to hold an open Tsu Shin Gen seminar at the Kodokan Dojo in Moscow. Attending at the seminar were several sportsmen from Ashihara and Kyokushin Karate. Shihan Ivan and Sensei German showed the basic and technical aspects of Tsu Shin Gen for the participants who really liked the standing fight combined with grapp...
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Russian Summercamp 2006  2006-08-30
  Article origin: Russia David C. Cook
We arrived in Moscow on the 26th of August and we were driven directly to Minina; which is the military base where we held the Tsu Shin Gen Instructors Course earlier this spring. This time we only stayed for one night and the next morning we drove to the Pushkinsky area to the settlement Zeleny Gorodok where we were accommodated at the boarding house Salute. We have held a Summer Camp there once ...
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Swedish Summercamp 2006  2006-07-04
  Article origin: Sweden David C. Cook
On Wednesday June 28th eager students, including many Black Belts, gathered in the Swedish city of Norrköping. Participants from all the Tsu Shin Gen Dojos in Sweden were there. We were also honoured by the presence of Shihan Ivan Titenkov 5th Dan and Sensei German Stasenko 3rd Dan from Russia. Mr “Peter” from Nautilus Gym had arranged superb facilities for the camp with a big Dojo and living...
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K-1 Las Vegas 2006  2006-04-29
  Article origin: Sweden David C. Cook
It was great meeting my old friends Shihan Dave Jonkers and Sem Schilt at the Amsterdam Airport. I had not met them for a few years and I was very happy to see that time and success has not changed them. They were accompanied by Sem's Manager Bas Boon and his sparring partner Jelle Waringa. Jelle is a real tough guy, whereas most fighters “only” have to face Sem for 3 rounds Jelle does this al...
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Russian Instructors course 2006  2006-04-20
  Article origin: Russia David C. Cook
It was an early afternoon on the 20th of March, Soke David C Cook and two of his Sensei’s arrived at Moscow’s International airport. They had been invited to hold a TSG Instructors course for several Dojos from regions all over Russia. The regions represented were Samara, Moscow, Moscow Region, Kamensk–Uralsky and Lipetsk. The person who arranged this event in Russia was Shihan Ivan Titenkov...
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A PROFILE OF SHIHAN MIRCEA CÂRLOGANU  2006-02-20
  Article origin: Romania David C. Cook
One of the important events for Tsu Shin Gen in 2005 occurred on October 1st, when Soke D. C. Cook promoted Mircea Cârloganu to 4th Dan with the title of Shihan as a sign of recognition of Shihan Mircea’s entire career in Martial Arts. But who is Mircea Cârloganu and what are the highlights of his career?...
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AFC III November 2005  2005-11-20
  Article origin: Sweden David C. Cook
One of the new features for AFC III was the new gloves supplied by the Tsu Shin Gen Organization. The new gloves do not have a sharp edge on the backfist like the old ones. This makes it easier to avoid being caught and locked by the opponent. So this is a big improvement.

Another new feature was that there was more time allowed in the standing grappling and also the grappling on the mat. These...
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Russian Summer Camp August 2005  2005-08-29
  Article origin: Russia David C. Cook
This years Summer Camp in Russia was held on the 25th to the 29th of August in the Moscow region near the city of Pushkino.

There were over 60 Budo-ka participating at this year’s camp and the majority of them were Black Belts. There were Budo-ka from Sweden, Romania and a lot from regions in Russia such as Samara, Ekaterinburg, Saint Petersburg, Yelets, Lipetsk, Kamensk-Uralsky. Zernograd (t...
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Instructors camp March/April 2005  2005-04-03
  Article origin: Sweden David C. Cook
It was between the 31st of March and the 3rd of April it finally happened. After more than 10 years of developing and polishing the Tsu Shin Gen system, Soke David C Cook held his first course to accredit TSG Instructors in Uppsala Sweden. There were more than 30 students representing various areas of Sweden and also students coming all the way from Russia and Rumania....
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Women's Training & Self-defence Course  2004-11-30
  Article origin: Sweden David C. Cook
From the 26th to the 28th of November 2004, Sempai Jessica Palmred 2nd Dan, held a Self- defence Course in Kinna, just outside Gothenburg for women. This is her commentary about the Course:

The course was the first of its kind, and was only for woman who work at an Institute for women who have been physical abused by their husbands or other family members.
With that in mind it became more real...
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Junior Tournament (AFC Class III rules, light contact)  2004-11-06
  Article origin: Sweden David C. Cook
On a Sunday in November the TSG Piteå Junior competition was held at the Piteå Dojo. Fourteen competitors between the ages of 8 and12 were participating in the competition. They were divided up into two weight classes, - 34kg. and - 44 kg. The competition was arranged according to AFS class III rules but with light contact. The rounds were 2 x 2 minutes and if a match resulted in a draw, a 1 min...
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AFC Tournament II - October 2004 Piteå, Sweden  2004-10-01
  Article origin: Sweden David C. Cook
AFS II was the second tournament during 2004. The tournament has grown since the first one in May 2004. The standard was very high even for the fighters that haven’t competed before. There were competitors from Judo, Jutsu, Karate, Shootfighting, Taekwondo and Tsu Shin Gen.

There was also a Super Fight between Peter Bucht from Brassa Team Södertälje and Burch Gürler Team TSG, Peter is an e...
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Swedish Summer camp 2004  2004-07-06
  Article origin: Sweden David C. Cook
This was the third year in a row that the Swedish TSG Summer Camp was held up in the north of Sweden in the city of Piteå. The reason for arranging the camp so far up north is the fact that Piteå TSG has an excellent sports facility. Their facility has one main Dojo and one a little smaller and both have Judo mats. They also have a bag-room, a small training room with Judo mats, a cafeteria and ...
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Moscow Summer camp 2004  2004-06-06
  Article origin: Russia David C. Cook
The idea of holding an International Summer Camp in Russia was brought up by Shihan Ivan Titenkov 5th Dan, when Soke Cook and myself, Daniel Palmred, were in Moscow in June 2003 for a training and grading camp. Soke Cook has made more then twenty trips to Russia, he first came in contact with them in February 1991....
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AFC Tournament I - May 2004  2004-05-29
  Article origin: Sweden Jessica Palmred
On May 29th 2004, the first AFC OPEN competition was held in Piteå. The competition took place in Norrmalmia Sport Centre. This was the start for a new independent competition form in which the competitors wear Gis. Competitors from Boden, Piteå, Älvsbyn and Uppsala participated in the tournament. Mikael Forsman from Piteå and Daniel Palmred from Uppsala arranged this big event....
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