This was our 12th Gasshuku in the UK and the 8th that has been held in Darlington. We saw the return visit by Sensei Gaines and Sensei Thomas from the USA who provided much valuable help for Sanguinetti Sensei with the students.
Start of the 2017 Gasshuku..
Sanguinetti Sensei’s welcome
Getting ready for the warmups..
Some fast grip change warmups
Followed by Bo No Hojo Undo Dai Ichi
Then Dai Ni
and Dai San.
Sanguinetti Sensei keeping a close eye on the class
Bo Kata next
Jack San observing how it’s done.
Explaining the Bunkai
Change of weapon and onto Tunkua
Explanation of some principles to Beckie San
Tunkua Bunkai about to begin..
Sensei explaining posture break with tunkua
Immediately followed by a strike.
Thomas Sensei taking some lower grades through tunkua
Preparing for the first move.
Jodan Uke followed by a counter..
Sanguinetti Sensei explaining the body mechanics for tunkua
Jack San looking on..
Against Bo distance and timing is important
Groups split for some training
Some in Tunkua Dai Ni Kata
and some in Sai
Gaines Sensei teaching Nicho Sai
and Bateman Sensei helps out.
Drilling the Sai Kata
Sensei observing the groups
Thomas Sensei watching Michael San
End of Day 1 group shot
Day 2 and the Sensei’s listen carefully
as Sanguinetti Sensei explains some concepts to Mike San
Bo finishes with Kata
Sensei explains how to correctly use the Nunchaku to the group
and Nunchaku No Hojo Undo begins
In the afternoon is grading
The panel watches as the student are put through their waza