Winter Gashuku - March 2010

We call for Wolfie then begin the day with an early morning walk on the Winterton On Sea Nature reserve ...

The excitement of the weekend takes hold

The Manchester girls happy to be up so early in the morning

Training at Great Yarmouth dojo, this years sensei's are Kevin Leigh 5th dan, Colin Needham 5th dan, Ivor Garner 5th dan, Lucie Marsh 4th dan and Shaun McCartan 3rd dan..

The class was first split into three groups with the senior sensei taking one each.

Sensei McCartan teaches self defence and close combat techniques

Plenty of throwing techniques and put-downs

Sensei Marsh teaches Goju-shiho dai

For some the excitement is too much...

The five man demos prove a great success on the day

We finish with the days training with 'murder basket ball'

Before training and after!!!

After the photo then off to the swimming pool...

Must be something in the water..

 Saturday night

Saturday night at Hermanus and again a whole bunch of strange people turn up!!!

Some great outfits with everyone making a tremendous effort to win this year..

Sharon makes a new friend..

Would you let any of these instructors teach at your dojo?? Watch out they may be coming to a dojo near you soon....

Some great outfits all competing for 'the best of night' awards and some competing for the 'worst of night'

Sensei Leigh calls the raffle no's, with the dance and sing-offs to determine the winners!!

Gillian and the now infamous banana eating challenge, with the winner Richard
Sensei McCartan gratefully receives the prize for the worst male costume of the night... disgraceful attempt!!
The best costume's of the night go to sensei Garner and Rana with her gimp..... with sensei Leigh a near contender
Another great party to end a fantastic day....

Winter Gashuku Caption contest!!

Picture 1. Sensei Leigh....

Picture 2. Sensei Garner and friend....

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Winter Gashuku 2008

Club Diary

Winter Gashuku 2009

Photo gallery