Join us on the 23rd of June to help celebrate the award of Hanshi to Sensei Gary E Swift 8th Dan, and the 10 year anniversary of the British Wado Federation.
The IWF presents: The Shogo-Hanshi Award Day Course and Hanshi Cup Competition
Invited 7th and 8th Dan instructors from the UK & Europe will be in attendance, teaching alongside one another for the first time and for this most prestigious occasion of our Wado history and lineage. Therewill be numerous 6-minute ‘mini-courses’ throughout the day, from 10am to 2pm.
Note: Self warm-up & registration period available from 9.30am
Optional: The Hanshi Cup will run from 2pm to 4pm. Inclusive kata competition.
ALL INCLUSIVE – 6 hours training & competition for just £20
Instructors on the day include, so far:
Gary E Swift 8th Dan Hanshi – BWK ; Michael Rapley 8th Dan Renshi – BWK ; Nick Smith 8th Dan – Kenshukai ; Ian Hunter 8th Dan Renshi – BWK ; Paul Elliott 7th Dan Renshi – SEMKA ; Mike Ilderton 7th Dan Renshi – BWK
Area 1 & 2 – 10am to 11:15am
Paul Elliott 7th Dan Renshi – Taichi – Taichi principles to compliment Wado Ryu
Gary E Swift 8th Dan Hanshi – Seienchin Kata – British Wadokai‘s Seienchin Kata
Area 1 & 2 – 11.15am to 12:15pm
Nick Smith 8th Dan Shihan – Jiyu no Shiai Gumite Waza – fighting skills for competition, dojo sparring and also self-defence
Ian Hunter 8th Dan Renshi – Tanto-Dori – Suzuki Sensei’s ‘original’ knife defence skills
SHORT BREAK 12.15pm
Area 1 & 2 – 12.45am to 14:00pm
Mike Ilderton 7th Dan Renshi – Iai-jutsu – sword & cutting skills
Michael Rapley 8th Dan Renshi – Goshin-jutsu – original Suzuki Hanshi self-defence applications of the 1960s
More instructors and course details may follow
The Hanshi Cup – 2pm onwards
The competition will be for the newly created ‘Hanshi Cup’ (from the already established Kyoshi Cup), which will be awarded by HRH Prince George Karageorgevitch and Sensei Gary E Swift 8th Dan Hanshi at the end of the day
Flag judged on the day will include al lthe invited 7th & 8th Dan in attendance (plus available 5th Dan & above, if required).
For more details, visit the British Wadokai website events page