There will be and all grade course on Sunday 10th December, 1pm – 4pm at the Samurai Centre, Zortech Avenue, Kidderminster, DY11 7DY. For more information contact Calvin Collins.
George Payne is hosting a course with Ian Abernethy on November 19th at the Danderhall Community Hub, EH22 1QL. The course will be 11am – 3pm and costs £30. For further information contact George Payne at email@example.com
We had another very successful course this year with Sensei Ryozo Tsukada on October 13th – 15th. The Friday session was a technical session breaking down punching. It made even the highest grade go back to basics and assess their technique. After the session 16 of us went for a curry. The Saturday session mainly covered kata Shisochin and bunkai. We all met up in the evening for a Chinese meal. The Sunday session went into Shisochin bunkai in greater detail and re-capped on the kata. Thanks for sensei Stuart Hughes for hosting the Sunday session at his Forge Shotokan Dojo in Bromsgrove. The course was well attended including a contingent who travelled down from Scotland. Finally, a very big thank you to Sensei Tsukada for another very enjoyable and informative course.
The GSKA held a fantastic training course and grading with Sensei Calvin Collins (6th Dan) this weekend. Students were taken through Tsuki Waza and katas Tensho and Sanchin, with particular emphasis on proper breathing technique, and advanced kata Kururunfa, All students taking a grading exam were successful and Andy Mauger gained his Sandan Black Belt (3rd Dan) with some very tough kumite included!