【CANADA】AKJKAQ’s 2023 Summer Gasshuku with Sensei Satoshi Takahashi, 7th Dan
For its 33rd year, the AKJKAQ had the great pleasure and privilege to welcome Sensei Satoshi Takahashi, 7th Dan.
This 5 days Gasshuku that was held in Montreal from June 21 to June 25 was attended by 109 participants from 21 different Dojos. Everyone was impressed by the great sense of pedagogy of Sensei Takahashi. The clarity and the great amount of observations and technical details provided will be helpful for the development of every participants. From stances to body shifting to correct course and execution of techniques, everyone’s attention was solicited. A good balance between Kihon, Kata and Kumite was observed. A more detailed analysis of the shitei kata along with Tekki nidan, Bassai dai, Jion, Empi, Nijushio, Sochin and Gojushio sho was presented.
After the last training we had the Dan exams and the Qualifications exams. Thirteen candidates succeeded in the Dan exam and 12 new Qualifications were awarded. With the encouragement and support of the Honbu Dojo the Qualification exams will now be offered at every Gasshuku.
Thank you very much!
President of AKJKAQ