10th Annual European KNBK Gasshuku

Published on October 31, 2015 by in News


It was great to attend the 10th European Gasshuku in Antwerp, Belgium.  It is always something that goes in the new diary as soon as I get one and always look forward to seeing everyone for 3 to 4 days of Seito Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iai Heiho.  This year was no exception and we covered a lot of waza in 3 days of practice.


  • Kihon
  • Happogiri
  • Cutting drills
  • Chuden Waza – Hasegawa Eishin Ryu
  • Battoho
  • Gradings – It was good to see everyone who took a grading passed.  Even those who didn’t realise they would be tested.


  • Kihon
  • Happogiri
  • Cutting drills
  • Seiza no Bu – Omori Ryu
  • Battoho


  • Tachi Uchi No Kurai
  • Katachi set

Being called out to demonstrate waza in front of the group was an interesting new experience.  I guess the responsibility that goes with rank.

We had a group meal on the friday at a Chinese restaurant and on Saturday night at an American style diner and I can’t write this without mentioning the massive burgers that a couple of people ordered.  You can see pictures of these of Facebook.

I left on the Sunday so missed out on the Italian restaurant.  All in all a great seminar, it was really nice to catchup with old friends and meet new ones.  Participants came from Belgium, France, Gibraltar, Holland, Malta, and the UK.  A truly European event!

Thanks to Mebis Sensei for a great fast paced Seminar and to Kenneth Matthys for organising the lunches, drinks and evening meals. A lot of effort goes into this kind of thing – I know.  The fact most people don’t see this is a good thing as it means nothing went wrong!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at an event soon….

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