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.)

  • Sensei Italo Castellaro from Italy (7th dan) – World Champion 1992, 2000, European Champion ’92, ’95, 5 Times Italian Champion ’88-’92
  • Sensei Stephanie Bogaert from Belgium – WSKA World Champion 1997, European Champion ’96, ’98, 4 Times Belgian Champion ’96-’99
  • Sensei John Parnell from England (6th dan) – WTKO World Champion 2002, 2003, UK champion 1986
  • Sensei Mario Spillare from Italy (7th dan Shotokan, 7th dan Ju Jitsu)
  • Sensei Dave Paine 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!

Schedule (tbc):

Friday 16th March: Training from 18:00 to 20:00.
Friday evening: local pub visit.
Saturday: Training from 09:00 to 11:30
Saturday evening: Party
Sunday: Training from 09:00 to 11:30

Price: £50 (€60) for training only (or £25 for one day, £40 for two days)

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

Payment by cheque (payable to Vale Karate). Please ensure payment is made by the end of the year to secure your place. Accommodation will be on a first come, first served basis. Please use the contact form for address details.