Good End to 2015

The end of 2015 was much better than earlier in the year. I was invited to be one of the guest instructors at the Australian Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Federation’s Gasshuku held 30 October to 1 November in Canberra, Australia.

It was a great honour to be invited and again train under the IOGKF World Chief Instructor Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura.

Alongside Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura other instructors were:
Sensei Joe Roses – 7th Dan – Australia
Sensei Joseph Tait – 5th Dan – Japan
Sensei Kevin Nash – 5th Dan – Australia
Sensei Brent Pawlik – 4th Dan – Okinawa/Australia
Sensei Gary Adams – 4th Dan – Scotland
Sensei David Lambert – 3rd Dan – Australia

It was really good catching up with everyone and especially seeing Sensei Gary from Scotland. Last time I saw Sensei Garry was in Stirling, Scotland in 2014 at the European Gasshuku.

Training under Sensei Nakamura was as always excellent and inspiring.

This was the first test on how well my back was recovering after the April surgery. Good news was that there was no ill effects so I have started back into my training.