Congratulations to Domonic Cobo, Nic Cannon and Matias Maciel Silveira for achieving their Black Belts in Washinkai Karate. The gradings were held last Friday 4th September 2015 in the Jávea Polydeportivo on the Costa Blanca Spain and were awarded by Shihan Chris Thompson 8th Dan who led the tribunal made up of Shihan Francisco González
The small mountain village of Tollos was the venue for the first Washinkai Karate España Summer Gasshuku. Located an hour and half inland and at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level the site offers a unique environment to practise karate. The Gasshuku started on the Monday 27th July 2015 and lasted until the
Pabellon de Deportes, 03730 Jávea 11:00 – 13:00hrs Saturday, June 20th 2015, we celebrate the end of the 2014-15 Club Deportivo Washinkai Karate course. We will present awards to the most outstanding students of the year. At the same time, under the twelve petals of Washinkai Karate, we will attempt the 1,000 Waza (techniques of
We are in the final stages of planning our Karate Summer Camp here in Spain. Put these dates in your diary: Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th of July 2015 (finishing lunchtime). There is also an option to attend the Tollos Fiesta on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of July 2015. The
The Washinkai España karate club will be competing against karate clubs in the Marina Alta area on the 30th May 2015 in individual and team kata. The event is being hosted by Club Karate do-Shito Ryu Okinawa de Benissa and will take place at the Palau Sant Pere Bennissa and will start at 09:00.
Last weekend over thirty students from the Washinkai España karate club participated in a two day course with Shihan Chris Thompon, 8th Dan, founder and chief instructor for Washinkai Karate. The Gasshuku focused on all aspects of Washinkai Karate techniques. The training sessions kicked off on Friday morning with a special class for the black
A few video clips from the Washinkai Karate Spring Gasshuku 2015 in Spain, with Shihan Chris Thompson demonstrating to students some of the self defence techniques that make karate so effective. The course was a great deal of fun, hard work and a fantastic opportunity to learn first hand from a real master of karate.
A short recording made during the break in Spring Gashuku training session. Shihan Chris Thompson founder of Washinkai Karate was kind enough to talk to us about his early years in karate and the benefits of learning a martial art at any age. We asked him a number of searching questions about how he sees