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Canons, Mitcham – One Day Course -10 October 2021

The first one day course for the Washinkai Clubs in Surrey was held on Sunday 10 October 2021.  The club, which was started in 1984 by Shihan Thompson, is well and truly established.  Many of the students that attended were Dan grades.  Students were training for Dan gradings which will be taking place towards the …

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Life advice given by Ieyasu Tokugawa – First Shogun of Japan 1543-1616

“Life is like a long journey with a heavy load.  Let thy steps be slow and steady, that thou stumble not.  Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience is the natural lot of mortals and there will be no room for discontent, nor for despair.  When ambitious desires arise in thy heart, recall the days of extremes thou hast …

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Washinkai Spain in Lockdown

How proud I am of the work that Geovanny Sanchez Salazar, 4th Dan, our Washinkai Chief Instructor in Spain, has been doing on line for his students during the lockdown. Javea and Benitachell students from 8th kyu to Dan grades are benefiting from his tuition. Keep up the good work! #washinkaispain #washinkaiespana #lockdown #karate #stayinworkout

Many Congratulations – 7th Dan!

Many Congratulations to the Chief Instructor WKI, Dave Martin, on achieving 7th Dan.  Dave began his karate career in 1976, eventually moved to Northern Ireland, joining the BTKA in 2000.  He now runs the very successful Irvinestown, Omagh and Enniskillen Clubs.  Find out more about Dave here.

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