Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International UK Branch
17th Annual Gasshuku

1st to 3rd September 2023 

This is our 17th year where the Annual Gasshuku has been hosted in the UK. Again this year will be in Darlington. The Friday will be for Matayoshi Instructors, the Saturday session will be open to all UK Martial Artists, irrespective of style, who have an interest in Okinawan Kobudo. No previous experience in MKKI kobudo is necessary. The Sunday wil be for Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan International Members and the afternoon will be for grading.


Training given by: Sensei Franco Sanguinetti (8th Dan). Direct Student of Matayoshi Shinpo Sensei.

Date: 1st to 3rd September 2023

Venues: Clifton Centre, and Longfield School, Darlington

Cost: MKKI – UK members fee is set and agreed by the members. Training costs for the weekend must be paid fully before 4 weeks of the event date, or incur a late fee. Note: payment of fees is not refundable as they are to pay for the weekend’s training.

Training Times:

  • Friday 1st Sept. from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm
    (MKKI Instructors Only)
  • Saturday 2nd Sept. 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
    (Open to All Martial Artists in the UK)
  • Sunday 3rd Sept. 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
    (MKKI Members Only)

Price: For Martial Artists that are not MKKI members:

  • For 1 Day £50 (Open to All UK Martial Artists)
  • For 1 Day Juniors £40

Hotel Accommodation is available – please enquire.

For more information then please contact the host:

Fred Bateman Sensei:
Tel: 44 (0) 780 782 7978

These Events have been extremely successful and enjoyed by all. So if you are interested then information can be obtained through the host contacts above.