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JKA Orpington goes to Japan!

Mobirise

Matt, John and Jacob are heading east to Japan to take part in the Midwinter Training (Kan-geiko) at the world famous Honbu Karate Dojo in Tokyo. As well as training hard they'll be visiting Enoeda Sensei's shrine to pay their respects. They've promises to send back regular updates which we'll be regularly posting right here.

18/01/2019

Morning all. Landed safely here at about 9.15 Saturday AM. Checked in to our rooms about midday and after a couple of hours went along to Naka Sensei's dojo!!

Having a great time, spot of sightseeing today, Kan-Geiko starts tomorrow.

See you all soon. Oss.

Matt

20/01/2019

Mobirise

Just been to pay our respects to Enoeda Sensei on behalf of everyone at the club. While there we bumped into Sensei Sawada’s son, wife and grandson (Chief Instructor JKA Belgium). They were happy to let us watch as they cleaned the headstone and lit incense.

Oss.

Matt

20/01/2019

After paying our respects to Enoeda Sensei we visited the Imperial Palace, the Yushukan War Museum and the Budokan... followed by an early dinner and back to our traditional traveller's inn, The Homeikan to watch the sun go down over Tokyo.

John

20/01/2019

Early start this morning ready for our first day of the Kan Geiko at The Honbu; the headquarters and spiritual home of JKA Karate.

John

21/01/2019

Day 2 of the Kan Geiko

John

22/01/2019


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