“Sensei Pete Thompson (6th Dan) will be hosting the International Gasshuku at his dojo in Weymouth this November
The senior instructors at the Gasshuku will be:
Sensei Len Sim – 8th Dan
Sensei Kevin Nason – 7th Dan
All the training will take place at Wessex Traditional Martial Arts in Weymouth.”
The Sayonara Party will be held at the Riviera Hotel in Weymouth on Sat 20th Nov, from 7:30PM till Midnight. If you wish to book a room special hotel rates have been negotiated for the event, details are available on the GKI booking page.
Sensei Pete Thompson from Wessex Karate has been offered sponsorship to teach free karate classes for children (age 8-18) with educational health care needs (EHCP). If you know a child that you think could benefit from this programme or would like more information please contact Sensei Pete.
Message from Sensei Pete regarding the gradual return to normal training and private classes:
"Most classes are the same as the last few weeks but you will see 121 on some days, these are private sessions for adults like I did before lock down at the dojo. Some are now booked for four weeks but one is open to be booked each week and I will slowly increase them. They are paid for separately and you will need to contact me direct. As it stands I will be running them from Radipole park in Weymouth but I may look into a Dorchester venue in the near future.From next week will start small classes for up to six students, I will probably do a single children's class and a couple of adult or family classes, because of demand and contact rules they will need to be booked in advance. I will be prioritising to those students who cannot train online but have been paying fees throughout this period. If this is you please get in touch to let me know if you are interested.I will be keeping most zoom classes going and every online class you do counts towards your zoom certificates and future grading attendances so lets keep training!"