On Sunday the 7th of March 2021 I will be teaching an open session in Wokingham! The theme of the seminar is Nijushiho / Neiseishi (24 steps). This kata comes to us via Seisho Arakaki (1840 – 1918) and very similar versions of the kata are found in Shotokan, Shito-Ryu, Wado-Ryu, etc. Seisho Arakaki taught Kanryo Higaonna, who in turn was the principle teacher of Chojun Miyagi (founder of Goju-Ryu). Nijushiho / Neiseishi is the one of the few kata taught by Seisho Arakaki that did not become part of Goju-Ryu. Therefore, this kata will also be of interest of Goju practitioners too. The kata is interesting practically and historically and contains lots of effective close-range methods inducing strikes, join-locks, throws, takedowns, etc. No prior knowledge of the kata is needed! The seminar will run from midday to 4pm and will take place at The Emmbrook School, Emmbrook Road, Wokingham, RG41 1JP. The cost is £35 / person. For further details and to secure your place please contact Gary Leyshon via wgleyshon@gmail.com or 07989388191

Sunday, March 7, 2021 - 12:00 to 16:00