SKA Malta in Belgium, JULY 2017
SKA Black Belts with Sensei Ogura Yasunori, 7th Dan JKA HQ Instructor, BELGIUM July 2017
Over the past weeks, SKA Black Belts Luke Rocco and Graziella Rocco, travelled to Belgium to participate in the ‘24th International JKA Stage Sensei Miyazaki‘ and for training at local Belgian Shotokan Karate Dojos.
The International JKA Stage was held over 3 days, with the outstanding participation of Karatekas from all over Europe, all eager to train with highly esteemed Japanese Instructors from the renowned JKA Headquarters in Tokyo.
The instruction was led by Sensei Ogura Yasunori, 7th Dan JKA HQ Instructor and several times JKA All Japan Kumite Champion and Sensei Kurihara Kazuaki, 5th Dan JKA HQ Instructor and several times JKA All Japan Champion in Kata.
SKA Black Belts with Sensei Kurihara Kazuaki, 5th Dan JKA HQ Instructor, BELGIUM July 2017
During their stay, our SKA Members also joined in training at TSK – Traditional Shotokan Karate Belgium
Dojos in the Anderlecht and Neder-over-Heembeek districts, where instruction was led by Sensei Nicolas Edelman
, 4th Dan WSKF, in the absence of Sensei Willy Haynes
, 7th Dan Chief Representative of the World Shotokan Karate Federation
in Belgium. Also amidst familiar faces were Ms Veronique Eeninckx, 2nd Dan and Mr Maurice Leveque, 2nd Dan, with whom our members had made good acquaintance with during the JKA Gasshuku in Portugal with Sensei Naka earlier this year.
From left to right: Ms Véronique Eeninckx 2nd Dan, Graziella Rocco SKA, Luke Rocco SKA, Sensei Nicolas Edelman 4th Dan, Mr Maurice Leveque 2nd Dan, Mr Rachid Naimi 1st Dan; TSK BELGIUM Dojo, Anderlecht
SKA Black Belts at TSK Belgium Neder-over-Heembeek Dojo. From left to right: Sensei Nicolas Edelman 4th Dan, Jamal Harrouchy 1st Dan, Isabel Slaes 4th Dan, Christophe De Melio 2nd Dan, Sensei Willy Haynes 8th Dan, Carole Haynes 3rd Dan, Maurice Leveque 2nd Dan, Stephane Gamot 1st Dan, Véronique Eeninckx 2nd Dan
SKA would like to thank JKA Belgium for the organisation of a successful International Stage; and members of TSK Belgium for their outstanding hospitality, friendship and for the opportunity that was given to our SKA Malta members to train and participate in true Traditional Shotokan Karate training Worldwide!