2015 – National Gasshuku in Auckland with Shihan Tatsuya Naka – April
It was once again a proud moment for JKA New Zealand to host Shihan Tatsuya Naka from JKA HQ during the Easter holidays to conduct a 4 day National Gasshuku in Auckland from 2nd to 5th April 2015. This Gasshuku was attended by JKA members from dojo’s across New Zealand.
Sensei Anand Ratna, the Technical Director of JKA India was a special guest who complimented Shihan Naka in teaching at the Gasshuku. Natsuko from SKI Melbourne added the international flavour and helped with the translation.
It was a privilege for all JKA members with Naka Shihan devoting his time and efforts not only for the senior members but separately for the junior members as well. Shihan Naka’s technical knowledge and innovation in teaching methods left everyone truly amazed.
Shihan touched on all three basic aspects of JKA Karate, i.e. Kihon, Kata and Kumite during this Gasshuku. There was constant emphasis to maintain one’s correct body posture and execution of techniques with speed and kime (focus). The training seminars were followed by Dan grading and License Examinations on Sunday.
To celebrate the successful conclusion of the event JKA New Zealand welcomed members to enjoy a dinner and drinks function at the Golf Club in the suburb of Pakuranga with Shihan Naka.
We had some wonderful moments during this 4 day event and we would love to share it with the JKA world in the form of some photographs.
JKA New Zealand looks forward to this yearly event once again in 2016.