Over the weekend of June 2nd and 3rd 2012 several members of USKU NZ travelled to Napier to participate in the 4th annual Winter Gasshuku hosted by Edmond Otis sensei, 8th Dan AJKA.
The weekend training was broken down into Kihon, Kumite and Kata with Sunday concluding on a friendly tournament for attendees willing to participate. Overall it was a great weekend – not only to catch up with other karateka we have met at previous Gasshuku, but to also gain some very useful training points to take home and work on (and share with the dojo).
We were also fortunate to have Haruka Naka san join in the weekends seminar. Naka san is currently based in Auckland hosted by JKA NZ. Her lifetime of training was evident in her technique, and we were also privileged to have her perform Empi to the class.
Thanks again to AJKA Napier for your hospitality and for a great weekend of Karate!