Courses

September 2020 – first two day course since Lockdown!

On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2020, the first two day course for Washinkai students took place at the Waterlooville Community Centre, Hampshire. It was an opportunity for all those students to take their Dan gradings who were unable to grade in the summer due to Covid-19. Clubs with instructors attended from London, Surrey, …

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Summer Gasshuku at Milton Abbey 2019

Washinkai Karate held its annual summer Gasshuku at Milton Abbey School from the 22nd July to 25th July this year.  The School has been our regular home since Sensei Chris Thompson established karate there in 1988.  We were blessed with beautiful weather all week in record breaking temperatures.  Training was challenging in the heat, but with frequent water …

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Washinkai Kumite Training at Canons, Mitcham on Sunday 27 January 2019

On Sunday 27th January 2019, Washinkai National Coach Sensei Shaz Shahid, 6th Dan, led a kumite session, supported by instructors from Canons and South Mitcham Karate Club. Instructors worked with the students to improve a wide range of different aspects:  combinations, distance and  timing, accurate and fluid technique, footwork and stances. All students thoroughly enjoyed …

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