What is a Gasshuku (合宿)?

Gasshuku is Japanese for “Training Camp”.

Back in 2015, the Senseis and senior instructors of Wantage and Vale Karate thought it would be a good idea to have a 3 day training camp, consisting of other karate clubs we knew here in the UK and abroad. That was the beginning of our annual International Gasshuku.

We have clubs and members from across the UK, Italy and Belgium, all attending to learn karate from each other, improve our knowledge and have 3 days of fun 🙂

Ultimately we are all just a group of people who love karate and want to share it with others.