ISKA Virtual Gasshuku

International San Ten Karate Association (国際三天空手道協会 “Kokusai San Ten Karate-Dō Kyōkai”) Virtual Gasshuku on Saturday, 12th September, 2020 via Zoom.

The Covid-19 lockdowns have provided us all a challenge as we cope with altered routines, staying safe and healthy, and trying to remain optimistic despite the circumstances.

ISKA feel that this year’s circumstances, while not what we are used to, provides a very unique opportunity to bring together a group of instructors not limited by geography or the expense of travel. ISKA are extremely honoured to have special guest instructors Sensei Rick Hotton, Sensei Mina Yamazaki, and Sensei Steve Borkowsky join us for this special event. In addition, ISKA President, Sensei Rick Llewelyn will also present during this not-to-be-forgotten Virtual Gasshuku.

Sensei Ricardo Llewelyn – ISKA, Benicia Shotokan Karate Academy 
Sensei Rick Hotton – Sunday Morning Keiko, West Wind Karate 
Sensei Steve Borkowsky – Greenpoint Shotokan Karate, JKA Brooklyn
Sensei Mina Yamazaki – Japan Karate Do Ryobukai, USA Karate

Gasshuku Schedule

Session 1 – Sensei Steve Borkowsky
8:00am-9:30am, PT (4pm BST, 7pm GST)

30 minute break

Session 2 – Sensei Rick Hotton 
10:00am-11:30am, PT (6pm BST, 9pm GST)

1 hour for lunch/break

Session 3 – Sensei Mina Yamazaki 
12:30pm-2:00pm, PT (8:30pm BST, 11:30pm GST)

30 min break

Session 4 – Sensei Ricardo Llewelyn 
2:30pm-4:00pm, PT (10:30pm BST, 1:30am GST)

Remembering Okinawa – Budosai 2019

1 year ago (29th July to 4th August 2019) I attended the 2019 World Gishiki & IOGKF 40th Anniversary celebrations, Naha, Okinawa, Japan.

8th Okinawa Traditional Karate Gishiki – Report and photos

IOGKF World Online Charity Gasshuku

Message from Nakamura Sensei


IOGKF Canada organized another Online Live Charity Gasshuku on Saturday, June 6th, where we raised $4,000 for the UN COVID-19 Response & Recovery Fund. Two hundred members from 20 different countries participated. Four of the top instructors of IOGKF, Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura (7th dan IOGKF World Chief Instructor), Sensei Ernie Molyneux (8th dan IOGKF World Vice-Chief Instructor), Sensei Henrik Larsen (8th dan IOGKF World Vice-Chief Instructor), and Sensei Jorge Monteiro (8th dan IOGKF Portugal Chief Instructor & IOGKF Technical Advisor) taught in the online Gasshuku. Thank you Sensei’s for your support and sharing your knowledge with us! Thank you also Sensei Adrienne, Sensei Michelina, Sensei Sita and Jayant for working behind the scene. And special thank you going to every single participant! We had many senior instructors as well as white belt beginners! It was a great family gathering. IOGKF “We are FAMILY!” I am looking forward to training together in the near future! “

Tetsuji Nakamura Sensei, IOGKF