Information and booking

The Birmingham Goju Ryu Karate Academy and the Solihull Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-Do Club are delighted to be tasked with the organizing and hosting of the GKI Winter Gasshuku and hope you can all join us in Birmingham for a long weekend of celebration, training, and entertainment.
This is going to be a wonderful opportunity to reunite with friends, forge new relationships and learn from some of the best instructors Goju Ryu has to offer.
Training will be led by Sensei James 9th Dan, assisted by Sensei Len 8th Dan, Sensei Henrieheta 7th Dan, and Sensei Kevin 7th Dan.
Below you will find full details of what is on offer and how to book your place both on the training days and at the all important Sayonara event.
We look forward to welcoming you all to Birmingham in November.

Important Information. Online booking for the 2017 Gasshuku will be available from this site from the morning of the 28th August.
All online bookings have a £10 discount automatically included into the final price paid. This site will be available to take bookings up until 8pm on the evening of November 8th 2017, the evening before the first day of training.
Students will still be able to book training and gradings on the day at the various locations. However, the online £10 discount will no longer be available and hence students will be required to pay that additional £10 on the day.

This year's winter Gasshuku is being held at two venues.

Dame Elizabeth Technical College
Woodbrooke Road
Birmingham
B30 1UL

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Lickey Parish Hall (Trinity Centre)
411 Old Birmingham Road
Lickey
Rednal
B45 8ES
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Instructors:

Sensei James Rousseau
9th Dan
Sensei Len Sim
8th Dan
Sensei Henrieheta Sim
7th Dan
Sensei Kevin Nason
7th Dan

When: From Thursday 9th November until Sunday 12th November

Thursday 9th November Friday 10th November Saturday 11th November Sunday 12th November
Dame Elizabeth Technical College Lickey Parish Hall (Trinity Centre) Dame Elizabeth Technical College Dame Elizabeth Technical College
5pm-5.30pm - registration
5.30pm - 7.30pm - training, all grades
9.00am - 10.00am registration
10.00am - 12.00pm training, all grades
10.00am - 11.00am black belt training
12.00pm -1.00pm lunch (free to all Gasshuku participants)
1.00pm - 3.00pm training, all grades
8.30 am - 9.00am registration
9.00am - 1.00pm team photo & training, all grades
9.00am - 10.00am black belt training
11am - 12 noon children's guest class
1.00pm - 1.45pm lunch (free to Gasshuku participants)
2.00pm - 3.30pm grading
10.00am - 12.00pm training, all grades in ground-work,
with guest instructor, Clive Fellows; a certified instructor with the British Combat Association.
6pm - late Visit to
Birmingham city centre
2pm – 5pm. Visit to Cadbury World.
6:30pm – late. Sayonara, A sit down meal with bar & disco entertainment.
Dress code is fancy dress of your choice.
In addition, each club/country will be required to perform a song, sometime during the evening.

How to book your place at
the 2017 Winter Gasshuku


Clicking below will take you to the booking system where you will be able to place orders for either;

  • your training place.
  • your fabulous offical Gasshuku t-shirt.
  • your Sayanora place,
  • your grading fee. .

    Important Information. Online booking for the 2017 Gasshuku will be available from this site from the morning of the 28th August.

    All online bookings have a £10 discount automatically included into the final price paid.

    This site will be available to take bookings up until 8pm on the evening of November 8th 2017, the evening before the first day of training.

    Students will still be able to book training and gradings on the day at the various locations. However, the online £10 discount will no longer be available and hence students will be required to pay that additional £10 on the day.

    Click here to enter the booking system

Don't forget to order your official fabulous
2017 Winter Gasshuku t-shirt

Available in a all sizes and with a special Goju Ryu design, why not order one at the same time as you book your training place.

Sayonara and social events

There will be the traditional Sayonara final event as well as other social events

Click here for more details

Are you grading at the 2017 Winter Gasshuku?

If you are grading at the 2017 Winter Gasshuku then please download the GKI Grading form by clicking on the button below. Fill in all the details and email the form to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You must do this one month before the grading.
The payment for the grading can be made by purchasing the correct grading item from the Gasshuku booking facility at the left of this page.

Click here to download a grading form in Word format
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