International Summer Gashuku - September 2018

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

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

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

 

 

 

Gohon kumite....

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

 

 

Sumo to warm up the students....

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

 

Renshi Leigh teaches Heian Yondan and sandan to the whole class....

 

The lesson focused on happo kumite....

 

Vit teaches the floating technique....

The crab battle....

 

 

 

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

 

Team Football, Netball and Basket ball....

 
 Saturday 11am...

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

 Saturday 1.30pm...

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Tug-0-war begins....

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

  

 

 

Liam secures himself the Pink Belt..... (for having the driest Gi)

Yuri discovers his work visa is out of date so he can't do the BBQ this year and decides to swim back to Russia.....

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 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 sand castle building contest....

 

 

Treasure hunt....

 

 

Sumo....

 

 

 

 

 

Sensei Filenczuk teaches Nunchuka...

The students enjoy knife self defence from Vit...

 

Pete carries on with bo training....

 

 

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

 

Team volley ball....

 

 

 

 

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

 

The team results: 2nd place captains of Red team Simon and Monique.... 1st place captains of the Blue team Anna and Thomas

 

 

'Good spirit award' to Margarida of Kodokai

 
 

 

'William Acquaah runner up' to Alan from Kodokai

 

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

 

 

'Hard as nails' is awarded to Dylan from Kodokai

Top student

Gashuku Pink Belt

 The Ivor Garner Top student of the Gashuku goes to Vit from Kodokai Brno Czech Republic

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

International Gashuku

caption contest

 

Sneaky pint after sea training????

 

All entries to: skkifwatford@yahoo.co.uk

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A special thanks to Ross for doing the photography and Yuri with the BBQ.... only 4 of us had food poisoning this year!!