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The 36th Australian Kei Shin Kan Training camp held on at the Tallebudgera Beach Outdoor Education School on the Gold Coast, Queensland

The camp was led by Shihan Uchida and all students and Instructors are thankful for his instruction, guidance and leadership.

Members of Kei Shin Kan dojos from around Australia attended the camp. Members came from Sydney (NSW), Melbourne (Vic), Hobart & Launceston (Tas), Broken Hill (NSW) and Gold Coast (Qld).

Training commenced on Friday night with exercises and basic training. The session challenged all members as it was both physically and mentally demanding and a great preparation for the weekend. Saturday morning training started at 6am on the beach. This was a great opportunity for students to train in an environment they ordinarily were not use to. There were 3 training sessions during the day which covered technique, footwork, combinations, kata, controlled sparring and kobudo. To add to a full day, a Kata and Kumite tournament was also held on Saturday. This was followed by a seminar led by Shihan Uchida on the history of Karate and Kei Shin Kanfs historical roots.

Sunday morning training started at 6am. Again, this included basics, combinations and technique training. Each State also gave a demonstration. The junior Gold Coast Kei Shin Kan members treated camp members to a special set of demonstrations. The demonstrations clearly showed the commitment and hard work of the students and their instructions. The finals of the Kata and Kumite tournament were held during the final training session as well as a black grading.

Official training finished at 12.30pm Sunday with a presentation of trophies to the tournament winners.

The weekend was a great opportunity for everyone to train and socialise together. It was also a chance for everyone to strive for improvement physically and mentally and to further technique and application.

We thank Shihan Uchida again for providing guidance, knowledge, leadership and encouragement to all of us.

Marcel Radojevic
Instructor, Sydney.

 

Shihan Yamazaki Visit to Singapore and Indonesia.

 

KEI SHIN KAN KARATE DO 2013 TRAINING CAMP


 

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The annual training camp for Australia Kei Shin Kan Karate Do was held on 25 - 28 October 2013. The location this year was Port Sorell in Northern Tasmania. Port Sorell is a small township between Launceston and Devonport.
Under Shihan Uchida, 30 instructors and students gathered for a great weekend.
Included in the attendees were the following Senior Instructors:
Peter Walton (Melbourne), Warren Hands (Broken Hill), Miles Synnott (Gold Coast), David Lanham (Tasmania) and Marcel Radojevic (Sydney).
A training camp provides an opportunity for everyone to challenge themselves physically and mentally. Sometimes we think we have reached our limit, but when we push harder we may be able to go further. This can be through hard physical training but also by each person thinking more carefully. This is one way to improve.
This training camp was a challenge to all, but at the same time the spirit of friendship between all dojos was very strong. Training commenced on Friday night with basics and exercises. The next session was at 6am on Saturday with a third session after breakfast. These sessions included a lot of free sparring and everyone pushed themselves hard. On Saturday afternoon there was a kata competition (kyu grade and dan grade) as well as kobudo demonstrations by the senior instructors. Shihan Uchida also demonstrated a Sai Kata. This was followed by a grading with 6 people making the attempt. Four people passed and two people are required to try again. Training on Sunday morning commenced again at 6am with the emphasis on kata. After breakfast there was a kumite tournament (kyu grade and dan grade). The spirit in the tournament was very good, while all competitors showed good respect for their opponents. This was followed by a kata demonstration by each senior instructor and finally a kata demonstration by Shihan Uchida.
The final session after breakfast on Monday concentrated on Kobudo, including kata, combinations and bo sparring. The camp concluded at lunchtime on Monday, and interstate students travelled back that afternoon.
Although the weekend involved many hours of training, it seemed to pass very quickly. There was a great feeling of encouragement and support and it was good for everyone to meet again at this camp. Hopefully we have all improved a little more.
Special mention is made of a moving and emotional presentation from Shihan Uchida to Miles Synnott (Senior Instructor - Gold Coast) on Sunday. Miles has been through some difficult times over the last few years and continues to face physical challenges. These are Shihan Uchidafs words to Miles:
gToday we recognise your achievement in the study of Karate Do. You have studied continuously for over 30 years to improve your mind, body and spirit in the way of the Art. You have never given up your training, even in difficult times. The students of Kei Shin Kan recognise your achievement and commitment. You have been and continue to be a great example to everyone. All students are grateful for the opportunity to learn from your example to improve themselves. We look forward to further training with you in the future, as we continue our journey to improve.h Finally, we must thank Shihan Uchida for his guidance over the weekend. All instructors and students are very grateful for his instruction during the training camp and throughout the year.

The results from the kata and kumite tournaments were:-

Congratulations to the winners and place getters and it was pleasing to see the spirit displayed during both tournaments. Finally, we must thank Shihan Uchida for his guidance over the weekend. All instructors and students are very grateful for his instruction during the training camp and throughout the year. We are all looking forward to the 2014 training camp, to be held at the sunny Gold Coast!

 

Visit to the India Kei Shin Kan Karate-Do association

India kei Shin Kan organized Training Camp, Tournament and Demonstration. Shihan Uchida visit India kei Shin kan and demonstration Karate-do Technic and kata.

 

Shihan Uchida visit Indonesia kei Shin kan and demonstration Karate-do Technic and kata.

Visit to the Indonesia Kei Shin Kan Karate-Do association Medan dojo in Sumatora Indonesia kei Shin Kan organized Training and Demonstration.

 

2012 KEI SHIN KAN TRAINING CAMP

Melbourne Victoria

The 2012 Australian training Camp was held on 26-28 October at the Oasis Camp in Melbourne Victoria. The camp was led by Shihan Uchida and all students and Instructors are grateful for his guidance and leadership.

Kei Shin Kan dojos around Australia. The attendees were from:

Sydney (NSW) AMelbourne (Vic) AHobart & Launceston (Tas) ABroken Hill (NSW) AGold Coast (Qld)

Training commenced on Friday night with basic training and exercises. It was a vigorous session and a great preparation for the weekend. Saturday morning training started at 6am with 5 training sessions during the day and a seminar on Saturday night. The sessions covered combinations, kata, sparring and kobudo. A kata tournament was held during the day, and the winners were:

Black Belt
1st Velko Gavranich
2nd David Wilde
3rd John Gavranich

Kyu Grade
1st Stacey Synnott
2nd Joseph Oppendisano
3rd Doug Zollo

The seminar on Saturday night gave everyone an opportunity to ask any questions about our Art. The questions covered areas including history, breathing techniques, the importance of basic kata and karate-do in the future. Each State also gave a kobudo demonstration.

Sunday morning training again started at 6am. A kumite tournament was held during the morning, and the winners were:

Black Belt
1st Tatsu Sekiguchi
2nd Paul Sellars
3rd Jeremy Ollard

Kyu Grade
1st Endre Enross
2nd Dawn Uchida
3rd Stacey Synnott

Official training finished at 12.30pm Sunday with a presentation of Black Belt Grading Certificates from the last grading, and trophies to the tournament winners.

The weekend was a great opportunity for everyone to train and socialise together. It was also a chance for everyone to examine themselves and to strive for improvement physically and mentally.

We thank Shihan Uchida again for providing encouragement to all of us.

We are looking forward already to the 2013 camp to be held in Tasmania.

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2011 Training Camp

The 2011 Kei Shin Kan training camp was held in Sydney on 28-30 October 2011. The camp was led by Shihan Uchida.

Training commenced on Friday night with a hard session of basic techniques and exercises. The next session commenced at 6:00am Saturday morning and another session after breakfast. These sessions covered combination techniques and kata practice. In the afternoon, there was a kata and kumite tournament divided between black belt divisions and other coloured belt divisions. In the evening, there was a karate seminar where the head instructor from each state presented on a different topic. On Sunday morning, training again commenced at 6:00am and after breakfast there was a grading for all eligible students. The grading was successful with several students passing to Sandan grade and Reg Green passed Yondan.

The spirit of the camp was excellent and everyone enjoyed the camaraderie and the intense study.

Our kind thanks go to Shihan Uchida for leading KSK students on this camp.

 

2011 Visiting Okinawa Karate Dojo

Okinawa

1. Uechiryu Dojo

Master Masakazu Kinjo, who is Kyoshi of Okinawan Uechi-Ryu and also specialises in Kobudo (traditional weapons) skills. We had a vigorous session practising with nunchuku and we were privileged to learn a nunchuku kata (Kubogawa No Nunchuku.) We also observed training with sai, tonfa, bo and several other weapons and the skill level was excellent.

 

2. Kyudokan Dojo

Master Higa Minori, who is 10th Dan and Hanshi of Kyudokan. Master Higa and his attention to detail. We can now appreciate more fully the commitment to traditional Karate-Do that exists in other karate schools.

 

3. Okinawa Gojyu Ryu H.Q

Master Higaonna Morio. Master Higaonna is 10th Dan Hanshi of Goju Ryu and is respected throughout the karate world. The training session was extraordinary in every possible way. The session continued for 3 ½ hours and was a traditional Goju class. Master Higaonna gave a deep insight into technique training, mind training, proper breathing, as well as history and many other aspects. We practiced basic training, traditional martial art weight training, as well as makiwara, kata and grappling.