2008 Winter Course with Grandmaster Ohtsuka II
Club lead instructor Rob Windsor was joined by Nick Mugridge, Phil Sears, Ed Stewart and Leanne Cotterill at this years Winter Course at the Spectrum in Guildford - training was led by Grandmaster Ohtsuka II who was visiting the UK for the first time since 2006. We were also joined on the course by Fernie who came all the way over from Spain for the course and also made training at the Clubs regular Wed evening session in Farnborough as well.
The picture above shows (from left to right) Sensei Kazutaka Ohtsuka, Mrs. Ohtsuka, Grandmaster Ohtsuka II Saiko Shihan, Sensei Shiomitsu 9th Dan Hanshi Shihan and Sensei Grimes 7th Dan Kyoshi. Our friends at the Halden Karate Klubb (www.halden-karateklubb.no) in Norway took the excellent picture below of Grandmaster demonstrating pair work with his son Sensei Kazutaka.
Grandmaster covered a lot of techniques and everyone got something new out of the training and also managed to catch-up with old friends. The pictures below show a bunch of us at the course and an excellent individual portrait study of Fernie!.