【 INDIA】 REPORT of 1st JKA Bangalore Camp by Somnath Palchowdhury
JKA Bangalore, a unit of JKAWF INDIA Kolkata in the techno-city of Bangalore, India successfully hosted a two days keiko followed by first kyu rank promotion tests from 23 – 24 February, 2019 in their beautiful dojo in Bangalore.
On the first day 26 students attended the two sessions, training hard with Somnath Palchowdhury Sensei. The highlights of the training were the fundamentals of JKA Karate, TachiWaza, Correct Form and Footwork, KihonWaza involving various drills, GohonKumite and its principles.
The involvement of the parents in smooth running of the event needs special mentioning.
The warm hospitality of the host instructor Rajarshi Ray was exceptional.
The second day of the keiko got over followed by KYU rank promotion tests held exclusively for the JKA members. JKA Passports, Kyu Certificates have been issued that came from the JKA Headquarters, Tokyo beside Camp Participation Certificates for all.
Today Somnath Sensei covered ido-kihon that are required for up to 7th kyu level, pushed the students for correct stepping while moving in various direction, Kata: Taikyoku-Shodan and Heian-Shodan and Gohon-Kumite. Sensei stressed on developing correct attitude and spirit that is expected while training Gohon-Kumite. Sensei spent a good half an hour time teaching the students the correct way and protocol while entering and leaving the dojo, the correct way to do Seiza, the correct and different ways of standing Rei (bow) and the reasons behind these.
Sensei surprised all present with a brief Tamashiwari demonstration by breaking wooden blocks that created great excitement amongst all present.
There were many parents and grand parents were present as it’s Sunday and have expressed their high satisfaction towards the two days keiko. Many of them promissed to attend Omura Shihan’s gasshuku in Kolkata in May and requested Somnath Sensei to visit Bangalore again during the school holidays in June.