International Summer Gashuku - September 2017

The senior UK instructors this year include sensei....
Paul Filenczuk Vit Stencil Kevin Leigh Simon West Peter Crawford Colin Needham Sharon Thompson
5th dan 4th dan  6th dan  3rd dan 4th dan 5th dan 4th dan

 

7.00am start for the 'International Summer Gashuku' with Karateka and Instructors from the UK and again it is great to see 11 SKIF Kodokai students from the Czech Republic this year....

 

 

 

Kanku dai - viewing the rising sun (over the North sea)....

 

 

                 oops !!....

 

 

 

 

Gohon kumite....

 

The students are split into three groups and taught by the senior instructors....

 

 Saturday Morning 9am Great Yarmouth dojo......

 

 

 

Renshi Leigh teaches Heian Sandan to the whole class....

 

The class was split into four groups with each of the sensei teaching....

 

Crisps Scramble - hunger gets the better of them....

 

 

 

 

Sensei Needham teaches the brown belts !!....

 

 

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

 

 

Followed by team Basketball, Football and a special request again from Manchester club for 'Netball'.....

 

 

 

 

 

The girls just as good as the boys....

 

 

 

 

 Saturday 11am...

The inter team swimming gala, events include 1 length races plus the 'imaginative dive' and 'beat the sensei relay'....

 

The pictures above clearly shows Nikita diving in before Gracie touches the side in the 'beat the sensei relay race', this as of last year is a clear breach of the rules. This inadvertently resulted in the sensei's losing. These rules have been verified by the British Olympic committee and we declare the sensei's the winners....   Oss

 

 

 Saturday afternoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warm up on Winterton valley dunes....

 

 

The students were taught bo and jo techniques with sensei Crawford....

 

 Special !!....

Team Volleyball begins....

 

 

 

 

The class was spilt into three groups and taught throws and sweeps on the sand....

Tug-o-war begins....

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 3.30pm.....

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 Saturday Evening BBQ and  the Dolphin bar....

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

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

 

 Sunday morning 8am....

The Sunday hike begins in Winterton on Sea....

 

 

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

 

The sand castle building contest begins...

 

Sumo....

 

Sensei Filenczuk teaches Nunchuka...

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

Team Rounders....

 

 

 

 We finish with the team obstacle race....

 

 Presentations...

 

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

 

The team results: 2nd place captains of Red team Anna & Ben.... 1st place captains of the Blue team Peter & Natalie

 

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

 

 
'William Acquaah runner up' to Bradley from SKPF 'William Acquaah Supreme award' to Paul from Beddington 'Hard as nails' is awarded to Adelina from Kodokai

Top stu

Gashuku 2017 Pink Belt

 Top student of the Gashuku to Julisse from Kodokai

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

International Gashuku

caption contest

 

 Who are these people????

 

 

 

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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....