Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation Ireland

2017 Gasshuku (Training Camp)

Dear Sensei,

On the 25th of November, as previously advised, we are holding a Winter Seminar in Clonmel.

This is our final official event of the year and is a great opportunity for us all to train with some of our own top instructors.

We have a wealth of experience and knowledge within our own ranks and this is a chance to tap into it in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, the classes are one hour each and the programme is organised so that it will not be a long day (4 hrs in total), ideal for parents to drop off kids and do a bit of shopping.

This is the start of what we hope will be an ongoing seminar programme with SKIF Ireland instructors, both to highlight the quality of instruction that we have available within our organisation but also to give members access to additional seminar level training between the May/November Japanese seminars. We believe that this approach will ultimately benefit us all and raise the level of karate across the organisation.

SKIF Ireland has had a very successful year with a final position of 4th on the medal table at the European Championships, successful seminars with Kanazawa Kancho and Murakami Shuseki Shihan, our National championships and just recently a very successful Kanazawa Cup, so please attend and encourage your students to join us in rounding off the year.

So far, confirmed Seminar Instructors are:

Neil Sargent Sensei 7th Dan,
Chief Instructor SKIF Ireland, Grading Officer and Irish Karate pioneer, 5 decades of teaching

Eddie O’Donnell 6th Dan,
SKIF Ireland Grading Officer, National Squad member and holder of SKIF World title.

Martin O’Keeffe 5th Dan,
Senior Kata Coach to the National Squad and holder of SKIF European and World Titles.

Registration Time: 10:30am

Kick Off Time: 11am

Finish Time: 2:50pm

Location: CBS High School, Thomas Street, Clonmel.

GPS: 52.3589272, -7.697785

Cost: Senior €20 & Junior €15

Our Gasshuku last year was a very successful, informative and fun experience, this promises to be the same. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Yours in Karate Do,
Adrian Cotter
Secretary SKIF Ireland
T 087 996 2764