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2016 East Coast Instructor’s Gasshuku @ Bushinkan Dojo
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 8:00 pm

Instructor Gasshuku Details

Our main instructor will be Gene Villa Sensei, our USA Chief Instructor. Villa Sensei has recently returned from Okinawa, and will be teaching the most up-to-date information as Higaonna Sensei and the other seniors were presenting it. De Wet Sensei will be supplementing his teaching during a portion of each session. You should be aware that to make this Gasshuku affordable to you and given its importance, both Villa Sensei and De Wet Sensei have waived their teaching fees for this Gasshuku. This will save each participant half the original Gasshuku price!
This Gasshuku will be following a different format, and is only open to Instructors and their assistants, brown belt and up. There is a limit of 16 participants, so the instruction will be focused and detailed. Each person will receive personal attention from Villa Sensei and De Wet Sensei over the course of this 17 training-hour Gasshuku. This is the ideal format for those wishing to take grading, and preference will be given to grading candidates. Available slots will be updated as the fees are received. Payment reserves your place at this exclusive event.

The Gasshuku will begin promptly at 5pm on Friday, and conclude at 5pm on Sunday. Along with the physical training, there will be two working lunchtime meetings regarding both regional and national business. Attending all sessions is necessary for all members who wish to receive credit for attendance. Similarly, any candidates for grading must attend the entire event to be considered for passing.

In the interests of a speedy meeting, please submit any agenda items ASAP. Additionally, all t-shirt sizes and any reasonable special dietary needs need to be submitted with your form. De Wet Sensei will contact each person who registers individually. You will need to bring your own gear for Kumite, and plenty of liquids and a towel are recommended.

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5-8pm Training
Dinner together (optional)

7-8am Park training (Weather permitting)
10am-1pm Training
1-2:30pm Working lunch/ Meeting (Sandwiches)
2:30-5:30pm Training
7pm Group dinner (Vietnamese)

7-8am Park training (Weather permitting)
10am-1pm Training
1-2pm Working lunch/ Meeting (Pizza)
2-5pm Training
Dinner together (optional)

Miyagi Chojun Festival – 2017 (MCF) @ TBD
Jun 15 @ 8:30 am – Jun 18 @ 3:00 pm

The 2017 MCF will be in Spokane, WA. The tenative plan is to have training from 8:30am – 1pm and the tournament from 3pm – 6pm on Thursday and Friday with the finals on Saturday afternoon. Grading will be on Sunday afternoon.