International Summer Gashuku - September 2016

The senior UK instructors this year include sensei....
Paul Filenczuk Vit Stencil Kevin Leigh Ivor Garner Phil Dellar Colin Needham Sharon Thompson
5th dan 3rd dan  6th dan  6th dan 3rd dan 5th dan 4th dan

 

7.00am start for the 'International Summer Gashuku' with Karateka and Instructors from the UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Russia and Romania....

 

 

 

 

 

Warm up on the Winterton valley dunes....

 

 

Sensei Leigh starts with Kanku-dai 'viewing the rising sun' over the North sea....

 

 

 
The Team events begin with Tug-o-war....
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We then spilt into three groups for Sanbon Kumite....

 

 

 

 

 

 

The infamous 'King of the Hill'.... where teams try  to capture the other's flag....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 Saturday Morning 9am...

 

 

   Beach training over and now to the sea....

 

 

 

 

The North sea extremely inviting and warm this year.....

 

 

Kata is very difficult against 8ft waves....

The Piggy back contest....

 

 

Kanku-dai against the waves......

 

 

 

Sit-ups and press-ups....

 

Sumo in the North sea....

The pyramid building contest begins. The higher the better....

Ben volunteers to retrieve the teams flag... 2 miles down the beach!!! 

To the encouragement and merriment of his team...

 

 

 

 oops !!....

 

 

 

 

Some locals come out to see what all the fuss is about....

 

 

 

 

 

Another excellent morning training over and now the traditional rush to the showers....

 

Gillian stays behind for her 22 press-up challenge....
 Saturday 11am...

Team Volleyball begins....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Saturday afternoon Great Yarmouth dojo...

 

 

The students were given jo's and were given a demonstration of Kanazawa no bo dai by Tom, Cary & Nikita....

 

 

The class was spilt into three groups with the three young instructors teaching the bo kata they had just demonstrated....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sensei Leigh teaches the Dan grades Jitte with the Jo....

 

 

Sensei Filenczuk teaches Nunchuka...

 

 

Heian Godan...

 

 

 

The class was split into five groups with each of the sensei teaching Jiu ippon techniques...

 

 

 The teams create their own Kata to be judged by the sensei....

 

 

The Kata event was followed by team Handball, Football and a special request again from Manchester dojo for 'Netball'.....
 

 4pm.....

 
 
 
 

After the dojo the swimming gala, events included normal races plus the 'imaginative dive' and 'beat the sensei relay'....

 
 

The picture on the above left clearly shows Mr Dellar ready to dive in which is a clear breach of the 'sensei relay race' rules (only one dive permitted by each team), thus giving his team the advantage over sensei Leigh & Needham in the sensei relay race, this inadvertently resulted in the sensei's loosing by approximately 2 meters which just so happens to be the advantage gained by the illegal dive, apparently Nikita also cheated by entering the water before her co conspirator had touched the side of the pool. These rules have been verified by the British Olympic committee and we declare the sensei's the winners....   Oss

 Saturday Evening....

The Saturday evening BBQ is always a great way to unwind from the days training....

 

 

 
 Saturday Evening at the Dolphin bar....

Karaoke and Party night with Chris at the Dolphin....

 

 

 

 

 Sunday Morning 8am....

 

The Sunday hike begins in Winterton on Sea..

 

 
 9.30am....

The students enjoy self defence from senpais; Sharon, Vit and Phill...

 

 

 

 10.30am....

 

The sand castle building contest begins...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Followed by the sensei Leigh treasure hunt....

 

 

 11.00am....

 

Sumo begins....

 

 11.30am....

 

Ye Olde traditional Gashuku game of 'Welly wanging'....

 

 

Knife defence with sensei Leigh and Needham...
 

Team Rounders....

 

 We finish with the team obstacle race....

 

 

 

 

 

 Presentations...

 

The team results: 2nd place captain of Blue team Vit & 1st place captain of the Red team Sharon

The captains introduce the interesting artefacts found that morning....

 

 

Gashuku finishes with the awards for various achievements and honours earned over the weekend... 

 
 
'William Acquaah award' to Monique from Kodokai SKKIF 'William Acquaah Supreme award' to Ben from Kodokai SKKIF 'Hard as nails' is awarded to Nikita from Kodokai SKKIF

Top student Gashuku 2016

Gashuku 2016 Pink Belt

 Top student of the Gashuku to Ellie from Kodokai SKKIF

And the much coveted Pink belt is awarded to a very proud Alan from Kodokai SKKIF

International Summer Gashuku

caption contest

 

 I  knew it!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

All entries to: skkifwatford@yahoo.co.uk

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A special thanks to Molly and Ellie's dad from Watford for help with the photography and Yuri with the BBQ....