The last year has presented serious challenges to all martial arts clubs around the world. Despite this, Club de Karate Washinkai España has persevered throughout the COVID pandemic and is busy plotting a course back to regular training. This has only been possible thanks to the generous support of our students, local sports councils and
On the 1st of April 2021 Washinkai España took part at the annual international multi-style championship in Madrid. After a 4 hour and 30 minute drive, at 18:20 Alex Sanchez Brown belt 3rd Kyu, walked out onto the tatami to represent Washinkai España for the second year running, shortly followed by Sensei Geovanny Sánchez Salazar
It’s a shame that we can’t train in our dojo during the COVID-19 lockdown, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t train. On Tuesdays & Thursdays Sensei Geovanny will be teaching online from 5 until 6pm. The classes are taught over an application/website called Zoom and it is free to sign up and download. Sensei
It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Club Washinkai España. Last Saturday 23rd of March there was a demonstration and workshop of karate at the opening of the new Lady Elizabeth Secondary School Campus on the Cumbre del Sol. Over 2000 attended and took part in the celebrations of ONE SCHOOL ONE/SITE.
On Friday the 1st of March, the Washinkai España Karate Club set off for the first time to the Madrid Wado-Ryu National Championship. The transportation was paid for by The Town Hall of Jávea as the club was representing the whole of the Valencia Province. The team from Xàbia was made up of 14 competitors:
LESS= Laude Elizabeth school XIC= Xàbia Internacional Colegio Cole Puerto= 14:45 a 15:45 Benitatxell=estudiantes inscritos en Benitachell Sala de baile 9:30-11:00 Instituto = 17:00-20:00 Palau= 20:30-22:00 Lila-Negro= Sala polivalente(Palau)
A new 100msq tatami has been bought for the Washinkai Karate School in Benitachell with a subsidy of 2,850 Euros from Alicante’s Provincial Delegation. Primarily bought to improve the facilities of the karate club, it is also available for gymnastics and even students of Yoga. The club became eligible for the 2,850 euro subsidy due
The Washinkai Dojo Kun is taken from the 20 Precepts of Master Gichin Funakoshi, but those familiar with the Shotokan version may notice it is not identical. However, the principals remain the same. The Dojo Kun is a Japanese martial arts term which literally translates as (Training Hall Rules). It is traditionally found posted at
Sensei Geovanny has prepared a calendar to let everyone know which days there will be exams and also fiestas. It also shows the date of certain events such as the Christmas dinner and roller blading workshop.