Report – Norway Course.

Roughly 3 years had passed since the Hokusei Jyuku had welcomed Sensei Steve Rawson 7th Dan and Sensei Pam Rawson 7th Dan to Norway, so the weekend of 19/20 Nov was greeted with much anticipation. It was always going to be a short trip for the visitors, arriving Friday evening and leaving early on theContinue reading “Report – Norway Course.”

Report – Japanese-style Kumite Training at the Combat Lab Weymouth. November 2022.

Students from Chelmsford, Exmouth and Weymouth met up again at The Combat Lab for another Kumite based training session. The theme this time was contrasting the Japanese style of Kumite with that of the Europeans. The session was opened by Steve Rawson Sensei 7th Dan, who gave a brief resume of his family’s experiences whilstContinue reading “Report – Japanese-style Kumite Training at the Combat Lab Weymouth. November 2022.”

Report – November weekend course in the Netherlands.

It has always been a huge pleasure and an honour to be invited to teach over in Holland. A terrific experience on many levels, not least because of the friendships and personal connections I have developed over the years. And it’s not just the same faces; this time, as before, I meet new people (notContinue reading “Report – November weekend course in the Netherlands.”

Report – Shikukai Autumn Course 2022.

It was a real privilege to be able attend and be a part of the Shikukai Karate International Autumn Course of October 2022. This established annual course had been held on Zoom in 2021 due to Covid restrictions and was long awaited by Shikukai students from across the country. The course was presided over byContinue reading “Report – Shikukai Autumn Course 2022.”

Report – Shikukai Junior Competition.

The long awaited Shikukai children’s competition was held at the beginning of July at the Olympiad Centre in Chippenham, Wiltshire. The well planned day was a tremendous success. It enabled children from different Shikukai clubs to come together to train and compete as one. It was the first time that many of our children fromContinue reading “Report – Shikukai Junior Competition.”

Report – April Instructor’s Course, Tanto Dori.

This was always going to be a challenging agenda; an instructor’s course with Tanto Dori (knife defence) as its main focus! Fortunately, Sugasawa Sensei gave it his blessing and allowed me scope to present a three-hour training session dedicated to this much maligned, much misunderstood aspect of the fuller Wado curriculum. Three hours was barelyContinue reading “Report – April Instructor’s Course, Tanto Dori.”

Report – March, Holland course with Tim Shaw Sensei.

I have been travelling across to seminars in the Netherlands for so many years now, initially to accompany Sugasawa Sensei, but eventually on my own, all down to the enterprising initiatives of the growing nucleus of Shikukai members in Holland. The course organisation has been under the consistent captaincy of Martijn Schelen, who has alwaysContinue reading “Report – March, Holland course with Tim Shaw Sensei.”

Shikukai 2022 Winter Course – Report by Tim Shaw.

It was always going to be a risk to organise the first large scale face-to-face Shikukai course in two years, but we went ahead anyway, and I am pleased to say that it turned out to be a major success. The course was over two days at the Danbury Leisure Centre, five miles from centralContinue reading “Shikukai 2022 Winter Course – Report by Tim Shaw.”

Report – January Kumite-based training in Weymouth.

Ken Bu Jyuku hosted a Kumite based training at The Combat Lab on Saturday 22nd January 2022. This is a newly opened Martial Arts venue in Weymouth and a small group was invited from Kiku Wa Jyuku Chippenham and Mushin Jyuku Exmouth to join Weymouth students for a trial session. Students were able to takeContinue reading “Report – January Kumite-based training in Weymouth.”

Report: Shikukai Autumn Zoom Course 30/31 October 2021.

This year’s Shikukai Autumn Course was held over two days via Zoom. Whilst this type of training has its limitations, on the positive side it meant that everyone could get together without geographical constraints. Saturday’s session welcomed students from many parts of the UK, Norway, Holland, France and Australia. Sensei opened the proceedings, welcoming everyoneContinue reading “Report: Shikukai Autumn Zoom Course 30/31 October 2021.”