Bermagui Japan Karate (JKA) Club holds Gasshuku

The Bermagui Japan Karate Association (JKA) Karate Club held its annual Gasshuku on the Queen's birthday weekend. 

Seventh Dan JKA Nishimura Sensei travelled to Bermagui, teaching students of all grades new ways to improve their Karate in several different disciplines.

Kihon (basic movements) and footwork were scrutinised as was the breakdown of muscle movement, including expansion and contraction, which relates to all areas of  Karate.   

Katas, the preformed movements which exercise karate actions and usage, were updated and taught to all levels. 

New katas were also taught to students throughout the weekend.

All Karate students left the weekend exhausted both mentally and physically, with plenty to think about and improve on. 

Organiser Chris McKechnie said it was inspiring to see the development in the younger students. 

“We had several young beginners who excelled just in completing the weekend’s training,” McKechnie said. 

Gradings were held on Sunday afternoon where all who attempted to grade, showed the benefits of the weekend’s training.

“Overall, the weekend was a great success with our thanks going to all parents who made the efforts in attending for the entire weekend, encouraging the children and their hard work.”

Next year’s event could be bigger and better, with the possibility of the NSW State Titles coinciding.

“Next year the NSW State Titles will be held at the Bermagui Sports Stadium at the same time.

“So all students will be keen to continue and advance their karate,” he said. 

Karate lessons are open to all ages and abilities.

Training is at the Bermagui Sports Stadium on Mondays and Thursdays starting at 6pm.

For more information contact McKechnie on 0407 518 380.

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