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“The ultimate aim of the art of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the characters of its participants”  Gichin Funakoshi

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Book “Katas Superieurs Shotokan-Ryu” by master Taiji KASE, 9th Dan is now available to buy from Kamikaze.

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International Open Karate Course with Sensei Pascal Lecourt 6th Dan and

Sensei Nico Ibscher 4th Dan.

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Sensei Fedyk celebrates his 60th birthday in and outside the dojo!

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Karateka enjoyed a two day training course on 23 and 24 November 2013 at Edge Hill University with Sensei Pascal Lecourt 6th Dan (France) and Sensei Nico Ibscher 4th Dan (Germany).  Sensei Lecourt is a Shihankai member of the International Kase Ha Shotokan Ryu Karate Do Academy (KSKA).

 

http://www.englishshotokan.net/images/esapdf/pascalv2_nov_2013.pdf

 

Sensei Lecourt focused on strong Kase Ha open hand techniques and footwork followed by kata Tekki Nidan and the bunkai (application).

 

Sensei Ibscher focused on strong kihon and correct punching and kicking techniques with an emphasis on correct body position and breathing.

 

On 22 November 2013 senior instructors of the ESA enjoyed a private session with Sensei Lecourt on kata Sochin and the bunkai (application).

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Paul Robinson, Ryan Burke, Lesley Fedyk, Ian Gillis and Michaylo Fedyk with Sensei Ibscher and Sensei Lecourt

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Sensei Fedyk Birthday Celebration

 

On 14 November 2013 Sensei Fedyk celebrated his 60th birthday inside and outside of the dojo!  A number of karateka from the ESA surprised Sensei Fedyk by attending a special training session at the dojo organised by Sensei Mike Cowburn and Sensei Ian Gillis.  The session was enjoyed by all with strong Kase Ha kihon followed by kicking practice and kumite.

 

 

Katas Superieurs Shotokan-Ryu by master Taiji KASE, 9th Dan

 

Katas Superieurs Shotokan-Ryu by master Taiji KASE, 9th Dan is a new and revised edition of the classic bestseller “18 Kata Supérieurs".  20 Shotokan Ryu kata are presented in this book including the original version of Wankan.  In addition, katas Tekki Oyo and Heian Oyo, both created by master Kase, are presented.  The katas presented in the book are Kanku Dai, Bassai Dai, Enpi, Hangetsu, Tekki Nidan, Jion, Jitte, Gankaku, Kanku Sho, Bassai Sho, Nijushiho, Jiin, Tekki Sandan, Chinte, Sochin, Meikyu, Gojushiho Dai, Gojushiho Sho, Unsu, Wankan, Heian Oyo and Tekki Oyo. The book contains both kata forms and various applications plus Kase Ha key points and principles.

 

Please see attached link to the Kamikaze website for further information:

 

http://www.kamikazeweb.com/showimage.php?text=t&id=02915

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On 15 November 2013 karateka from Cossack Shotokan Karate Academy and West Lancs Karate Academy enjoyed a Chinese banquet in celebration of the occasion.

 

International Open Karate Course with Sensei Pascal Lecourt 6th Dan and Sensei Nico Ibscher 4th Dan

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