International Summer Gashuku - September 2013

6.30am start for the 'International Gashuku' with Karateka and instructors from the UK and SKIF Czech Republic.

The senior UK instructors this year include sensei's....
Paul Filenczuk Steve Marriott Kevin Leigh Ivor Garner Malcolm Johnston  Colin Needham
5th dan 4th dan  6th dan  6th dan 5th dan 5th dan

Gashuku begins at 6.30am Saturday morning with Kanku-dai and the rising sun coming up over the north sea...

The students were split into groups for kata. Seinchin for the dan grades..

 

 Sensei Leigh teaches Unsu...

 

 9.00am

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

 

Grades were divided into 6 groups with the senior instructors teaching each section in turn

 The students were taught in 15 minute intervals with the instructors teaching mainly kumite techniques throughout the morning

 

The students were put into 4 teams for the weekend events, their first task was to create and be judged on their team Kata

 

 

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

 

The morning session was followed by the swimming gala which took place between the teams.

The events include all the normal races plus the 'imaginative dive' and 'beat the sensei's relay'.

 Saturday Afternoon...

 

1.30 pm and we assemble at the camp-site to walk to the beach

 

 

 

We walk to Winterton Valley where we start the afternoon training

 

Basics on the Winterton valley dunes..

 

 

 

 

The beach volley ball tournament begins.. as sensei Leigh digs for treasure while sensei Marriott takes a nap...

 

 

 

The infamous 'King of the Hill'.... teams have to capture the others flag

 

The North sea extremely inviting this year....

 

 

 

 

To the amusement of the locals beach training begins...

 

 

 

 

 

Sea training on youtube:       link 1       link 2

 

Kata, sit-ups, press-ups, piggy back fights, wheel barrow races... the fun never ceases!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Another excellent afternoon training over and now the traditional rush to the showers

 

 Saturday Evening....

 

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

 

After the BBQ we retire to the Dolphin bar where we discover the sensei's in their Saturday night best !!

   

 Sunday Morning....

 

The Sunday hike begins at Horsey Mill

 

Over 200 seals greeted us at the Horsey colony...

 

The sand castle building contest begins...

 

 

Followed by the sensei Garner treasure hunt...

 

 

 Sunday Afternoon...

 

 The Welly-wanging tournament begins

 

  Team Rounders ....

The team obstacle race...

 presentations...

A team presentation of  the interesting artefacts found that morning...

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

Gashuku achievement to Anne 'William Acquaah award' to Jake & Lucas Petra 'top student Gashuku 2013'

Gashuku 2013 Pink Belt

And the much coveted Pink belt is awarded to a very proud James of East Coast Karate Norwich dojo...

International Summer Gashuku

caption contest

 

A brief encounter: Steve and Colin .....

 

All entries to: skkifwatford@yahoo.co.uk

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