BWF & IWF Hanshi Celebration – Open Day Course & Tournament

June 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Main Sports Hall, Tanbridge House School
Farthings Hill
Guildford Road, Horsham, West Sussex
RH12 1SR
Sensei Paul Elliott 7th Dan

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 KataBritish 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


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


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