The asking never stops

In East West­pha­lia (OWL) the two main styles of Shao­lin Kem­po meet: the rather hard and Kara­­te-like style of Mei­jers and the sof­ter Kun­tao style of Carel Faul­ha­ber. Her­bert Zielin­ski […]

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Silat meets Kempo 2.0

What could be bet­ter in the run-up to Christ­mas than to meet up in a cosy atmo­s­phe­re and to slap each other’s arms blue, mal­tre­at joints or let yours­elf be […]

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Crack bones in Holland

Crack Bones in Hol­land — okay, that was not the offi­ci­al tit­le. But the con­di­ti­ons were right. With Niki and Mar­cus, Alex and Patrick we went to Ams­ter­dam on the […]

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Kempo in the Karate trap

Kem­po in the kara­te trap? What is Kem­po? More pre­cise­ly, Shao­lin Kem­po. This ques­ti­on beco­mes more and more exci­ting for me. The more I try to get clo­ser to the […]

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24/7 for the martial arts

I’m a lucky man. Becau­se I took the easy way out. In search of the origins of my Kem­po I first went to my tea­cher Wital­li Rein­gard and trai­ned with […]

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First choice running away?

Is run­ning away always first choice? A ques­ti­on that’s been bothe­ring me for years. Mar­ti­al arts and self-defen­­­se are actual­ly one. The usa­bi­li­ty and exami­na­ti­on of one’s own tech­ni­ques for […]

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The sensei of diversity

The­re is hard­ly any other per­so­na­li­ty who has influ­en­ced Kem­po Kara­te in East West­pha­lia in recent years as much as Andre­as Brech­mann. In the inter­view, the 6th DAN reveals how […]

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You stink! — Martial arts and hygiene

How bles­sed are tho­se who are allo­wed to train in a real Asi­an dojo! Woo­den, shiny floors, fra­gran­ces, dis­creet­ly deco­ra­ted walls, venera­ble atmo­s­phe­re … Most of us expe­ri­ence a much […]

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Countdown for the DAN exam

The DAN exam is approa­ching — and slow­ly it is get­ting serious. On May 27th, a pre­pa­ra­ti­on cour­se for the exam is sche­du­led, and on June 20th the actu­al exam […]

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Black coat

A few days ago the black suit, cal­led Gi, was deli­ve­r­ed. Actual­ly I don’t real­ly care which Gi I wear for trai­ning, but in our Kem­po style the black coat […]

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