Greece – Rodos Spring Gasshuku, with Shihans K. Okuma & K. Sawada, in 21-23 April 2017
At one of the most beautiful islands of Greece and an international famous tourist destination, has contacted the Rodos Spring Gasshuku under technical direction of Shihans K. Sawada and K. Okuma. Shihan K. Sawada was in good mood, although his recent health problem. Shihan K. Okuma was powerful and with great technical skills, as always.
All 3 days of Gasshuku, has been participated 97 Greek JKA karatekas in total, of all ages and ranks.
In Friday 21st, the deputy Mayor of Rodos city, mr E. Chatziioannou and the Charmain of Rodos Sports & Culture Organization mr St. Kiriazis, were honored Shihans K. Sawada and K. Okuma, for their continuously support and contribution at Rodos young and old JKA karatekas.
During training Shihan K. Sawada spoke to young children karatekas about attitude and proper behavior inside and outside dojo and Shihan K. Okuma teach basic katas such as Bassai Dai and Jion with bunkai. Also Kihon and kumite sparring.
In Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd after training, Shihan K. Okuma, supported by Nikos Afentoulis sensei, conducted Dan and Qualifications examinations.
Many Greek JKA karateka students were much excited for this event, which by the way, it were the biggest ever happened in Rodos island.
Many thanks to Shihans K. Sawada and K. Okuma for all of their support and guidance provided to us. We all hope to meet them in our island, soon!!
Nikos Afentoulis sensei