5th JKA India National Karate Gasshuku – 8th, 9th,10th Jan 2014, GCC Club, Mumbai
Sensei Fujikiyo Omura, a legendary karate teacher of our times … my teacher and mentor, at 60 years of age; just the presence of Sensei Omura electrified the atmosphere in the camp, leaving participants awestruck by his fluent technique and the simplest explanation A True and most knowledgeable Karate Sensei can offer.
Both the sessions of 8th Jan started with basics, going in to the finer aspects of hip rotation, eye line, body balance and elbow positioning. We also did some combinations to supplement our blocking techniques and for co-ordination of stance + techniques.
This is because Sensei wanted us to use these very techniques and principles in the katas, jyu kihon & kumite. Therefore, having the concept clear in our minds we Knew what was coming next.
9th Jan saw us doing jyu kihon and jyu ippon kumite using the principles and concepts taught to the previous day. Sabaki & Ma ai were the points of focus in these 2 sessions. And that; we did. The most basic attacks and sabaki, It Produced to be a very educative form of training, especially for the beginners.
10th Jan was Kata day … we did all the heians, tekki shodan and later bassai dai. Vital points were explained, demonstrated with its proper bunkai and the actual use of the principles taught earlier in the camp.
Sensei changed the concept of “turning” in katas, the way this concept was presented and demonstrated was enough to let the lesson stay in our minds forever, we will not ever be thinking of ‘turning’ in katas from now on.
Sensei’s simplicity won the hearts of all to impake correct education of karate … I am blessed with such technically unbeatable Instructors, superb human beings, and most of all, with a common purpose of life ….
I have to thank JKA India, his advice and teachings are going to stay with us forever and we all follow his path of karate with the true JKA Spirit.
I thank JKA Hq for its continued and unconditional support and assistance to me, recognizing my purpose to foster JKA karate in India.