4th International Open Gasshuku

The fourth Vale Karate International Gasshuku will be held from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March, 2018 at Oxford University’s Roger Banister Centre in Oxford, Oxfordshire.

This will be a weekend of karate and fun. The chance to see a different aspect of karate, and maybe learn from someone with a different view to your own. The weekend will be non political. There will be sessions on kata, kumite, kihon, and bunkai. Just bring your gi and an open mind – and prepare to make new friends!

Guest instructors (please note that due to the quality of the instructors, this might change at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances. Also note that there is no guarantee a student will be able to train with all the instructors due to time constraints.)

From Italy

  • Sensei Italo Castellaro (7th dan) – World Champion 1992, 2000, European Champion ’92, ’95, 5 Times Italian Champion ’88-’92
  • Sensei Mario Spillere (7th dan Shotokan, 7th dan Ju Jitsu)

From Belgium

  • Sensei Stephanie Bogaert from Belgium (2nd dan) – WSKA World Champion 1997, European Champion ’96, ’98, 4 Times Belgian Champion ’96-’99
  • Sensei ‎Alexander Verwilst‎ (2nd dan)
  • Sensei Dave Vermoortele (1st dan)

From England

  • Sensei John Parnell from England (6th dan) – WTKO World Champion 2002, 2003, UK champion 1986
  • Sensei Dave Paine from England (4th dan)
  • Sensei Andi Kidd from England (4th dan)
  • Special Guest: Sensei Bob Rhodes from England (8th dan)

Top karate instruction from some of the best karateka in the world!

Friday 16th March
Training from 18:00 to 20:00.
After training: local pub visit: The Wig & Pen, 9-13 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AU
Saturday 17th March
Training from 09:00 to 11:30
Drink in the King’s Arms, Oxford, followed by …
Evening meal from 7pm: Cosmos, 8 Magdalen St, Oxford, OX1 3AD
Sunday 18th March
Training from 09:00 to 11:30

Price: £50 (€60) for training only (or £25 for one day, £40 for two days). Payment by cheque (payable to Vale Karate). All training will take place at Oxford University’s Roger Banister Centre, Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EQ

You must bring your valid, up to date karate licenses as there will be a license check before training.