JKA/WF Belarus Gasshuku with Kobayashi Sensei on April 4-7


The first JKA/WF Belarus Gasshuku was held in Minsk on April 4-7, 2019. The Seminary has gathered more than 140 followers of karate from seven countries. The representatives of Shotokan karate from Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Japan took part in 12 trainings, which were held in Minsk by Kunio Kobayashi, an instructor of the Japan Karate Association Headquaters.


Kunio Kobayashi (7th dan) has not only passed on his knowledge in kata and kumite, but also has inspired the audience with his outstanding technique and passion for martial arts. 37 applicants have successfully passed exams for 1-4 dan. Six senior instructors from Belarus and Russia have successfully passed qualifications examinations.


The participants of the seminary have spent four wonderful days, filled with the study of karate, motivation, communication with colleagues and friends. These were truly days to remember.

Thank you very much
JKA/WF Belarus