This past weekend was the France JKA national seminar at Bar sur Aube in the Champagne/Ardenne region of France. 90 practitioners from across the country descended on this small town for a weekend of training, perfecting technique and, of course, a spirit of camaraderie (food, drink, dancing, good discussion, and just plain "fun").
Tuesday, January 17 2012
Monday, October 31 2011
I, along with several other friends from the JKA in France (the "motley crew pictured!"), had the wonderful opportunity to attend a course with the legendary Hirokazu Kanazawa, 10th Dan and president of SKIF, along with his son Fumitoshi. It was probably the last time that most people here would have the opportunity to train with this living legend, so the event was very well attended with over 300 karateka from around France and abroad. It was also a great opportunity to meet other practitioners from other organisations. No inter-organisational politics, just pure quality karate for all!