On Sunday 24th February myself, Mehrdad Kanani and Gary Green travelled to York to train under Chief Instructor to England Alan Campbell Sensei and Shinji Nagaki Sensei. The course covered all aspects of Shotokan Karate including: Kihon, Kata, and Kumite.
After 4 hours of training, our bodies certainly started to feel exhausted! We were taken through: punching drills, kicking drills, blocking techniques, with stance changes, Jiyu Ippon Kumite (changes partners many times), Kata: Kakusen Shodan, Bassai-Dai, and Sochin. The course was really well attended and finished with Dan gradings. I highly recommend that Akashi brown and black belts attend these courses the JKS offer. They are always full of input and will improve your karate.