【TAIWAN】The 10th Gashuku in Taipei with Katsutoshi Shiina Sensei
We are pleased to announce that the 10th Taiwan Gashuku in Taipei was held on January 18 and 19 , 2020. Gashuku in Taiwan is held twice a year from 2015, in Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung and Kaohsiung.
The first day of Gashuku, 36 members of JKA-Taiwan participated and had hard practice with Kihon, Kata and Kumite under the instruction of Shiina Sensei. Shiina Sensei showed and explained us how to practice Kata such as Bassai-syou, Nijyuushiho and Gojyuushiho-syou. We could study the meaning of each Kata’s action.
Kumite training was very powerful and impressive. We could have confidence through this training. After Kumite training, we had Dan examination from 1st Dan to 5th Dan, and 17 persons passed.
Result was as follows,
1st Dan:6, 2nd Dan:3, 3rd Dan:5, 4thDan:2, 5thDan:1
The second day, 60 of karate men and women, including Non-JKA members, participated and had practice with Kihon, Kata and Kumite under the instruction of Shiina Sensei. In this class, Non-JKA members, especially high school students, could understand clearly the JKA BUDO KARATE, I think.
We could finish the 10th Gasshuku successfully. Thank you very much Shiina Sensei and all of participants.
JKA Taiwan will hold the 11th Gashuku in Taichung in June, 2020.
I am looking forward to seeing you in Taichung.
JKA TAIWAN Director Mikio Taira