The Honbu Dojo was the venue in the heart of London which was good for the people coming from abroad, because they were able to visit some of the interesting and historical buildings and enjoy some of the wonderful museums that England is known for and they are free.
52 people registered for the Gasshuku so we would have had a full house unfortunately the Russian contingent at the last minute had to pull out due to visa problems with the Embassy in Moscow . However the Polish contingent was more successful and they were led by Sensei's Tomasz Siewkowski from Bydgoszczy, Pawel Iwaszkiewicz Warsaw and Tomasz Golebiowski from Piotrkowa Trybunalski.
The training was 12 hours for Kyu grades and 16 hours for Black Belts and the emphasis was concentrated around breaking down the Kata's Saifa to Shisochin for Kyu grades and Kata Kururunfa, Sanchin and Tensho, with methodologies on Iri- Kumi and impact work.
Saturday evening we had a B.B.Q where all appetites where replenished and the Polish contingent where able to watch some DVD's on the History of Karate and footage of some of the most famous Masters.
My special thanks to John Healy, Jason Rogers and Rick Mortlock for their assistance and I look forward to the next one.