International Summer Gashuku - September 2006

7am early start.. this year with 47 students from around the UK and  Karate Husovice from the Czech Republic

This years head instructors where sensei's: Kevin Leigh 5th dan, Colin Needham 4th dan and Steve Marriot 3rd dan

With the morning training over we head to the Great Yarmouth dojo

The training session was followed by the traditional team Basketball

Great Yarmouth High school was the scene of the swimming gala

Walk to the beach for  the infamous Beach and Sea training

Next "King of the hill" and Beach volley-ball

'King of the Hill' is a great test of stamina

Winterton on sea beach training begins

For some of our Czech students this was their first ever time in the sea. one they won't forget!!


Gashuku boat race!!


Winners of the Pyramid building contest... Black team

Sea training over and now off to the BBQ and then the Dolphin bar

The early Sunday morning 'wake up' tug-o-war competition begins

The 12 mile training hike begins from Winterton on Sea


Winners of the sand castle building contest... White Team

The Sumo competition is always a popular event on the Gashuku

Not sure where's these Indians came from but they entertained us for a while!!

Mr Brynn Green (2nd Dan) receives the much coveted Pink Belt award from Sensei Leigh and Winnie the Poo


An exuberant Steve Higgins (4th kyu) gratefully receives the William Acquaah award



The Summer Gashuku caption contest

Featuring Vit, Martin and Franz from the Czech Republic.

Send your captions to:  to win a superb prize for next year. A chance to share a tent with sensei Colin Needham (4th Dan) of Manchester



Kodokai Instructors

Club Diary

Summer Gashuku 2005

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