Gasshukus

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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Autumn Gasshuku Javea, Spain on Friday 23 – Saturday 24 November 2018

A fantastic Autumn Gasshuku in Spain took place in Javea Sports Centre on Friday 23 November and in Benitachel Saturday 24 November 2018 Elliot Morton did a superb grading on Friday to gain his 3rd Dan.  Many congratulations Elliot! On Saturday, junior students trained early in the morning being joined by the seniors at 11 …

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Autumn Gasshuku Lydd, Kent on Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 November 2018

This year’s Washinkai Autumn Gasshuku was held at the Community Hall in Lydd, Kent, hosted by Chris Wateridge 5th Dan. Members from Canons and Norwood in Surrey, Dover and Tenterden in Kent attended.  As there was such a large training area, karate-ka were able to use the space to train easily without colliding.  Shihan Chris …

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