International Summer Gashuku - September 2020

The senior UK instructors this year include sensei....
Paul Filenczuk Sharon Thompson Kevin Leigh Peter Crawford Colin Needham James Atkins
5th dan 4th dan  6th dan 4th dan 6th dan 5th dan

Against all the odds and a worldwide Pandemic 'International Summer Gashuku' with Karateka and Instructors from the UK with social distancing and safety measures in place throughout the weekend....

 

We begin the day with a 30 minute 'High Impact Training' session with Danny....

Jiu Ippon with sensei Atkins...

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

Renshi Leigh teaches Seipai kata....

 

Bo with sensei Crawford...

Nunchuka with sensei Filenczuk....

 

Enpi techniques with sensei Needham...

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

 

 

The traditional opening kata Kanku dai - viewing the rising sun (over the North sea)....

 

 

The teams compete in 3-man Kata to be judged by the sensei....

 

Penalty shoot out between the teams....

 Saturday 1pm...

 

Off to the beach....

 

 

 Saturday 1.30pm...

 

 

 

Instead of the infamous 'King of the Hill' the social distancing 'stone in a bucket' ....

 

Team beach volley ball....

 

 

 

Tug-0-war begins....

 

 

 

 

 

The North sea extremely inviting 37 degrees this year.....

 

So much fun with the red sea weed....

 

 

 

 Saturday Evening BBQ and  the Dolphin bar....

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

An now off to the Dolphin....

 Sunday morning 8am....

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

 

 

 

 
 Sand castle building competition....
 
 
The teams terrify each other with their version of the Haka....
 
 
 
 

Sharon and Jake teach at the cricket pitch...

 

Ye olde English game of 'Welly Wanging' begins....

Team events continue with Rounders....

 

 

 

 Presentations and fish and chips...

The team captains show the interesting artefacts found that morning....

 

The team results: 2nd place representing Yellow team Pete.... 1st place captain of the Blue team Sharon....

 

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

                         

                   Good spirit award' to Bradley from SKPF                                     'Hard as Nails' Jordan from Kodokai

 

'William Acquaah runner up' to sensei Paul from SKPF Rotherham

'William Acquaah Supreme award' to Gaynor from East Coast Shotokan Karate

''William Acquaah consolation award' to Monique from Kodokai Watford (second year running!!)

Gashuku Pink Belt

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

Top student

 The Ivor Garner Top student of the Gashuku goes to Holly from East Coast Karate

International Gashuku

caption contest

 

(Keep it clean!!)

 

All entries to: skkifwatford@yahoo.co.uk

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A special thanks to Anna for doing the photography and Paul and Mark with the BBQ.... (only 4 of us had food poisoning this year!!)

Thomas wearing his well deserved Pink belt at Kodokai

He has made his family very proud !!