On Sunday 22nd January 2023 I will be teaching an open seminar in Sidcup, Kent! At this seminar we will look at the applications of Kanku-Dai / Kushanku / Kosokun-Dai. The kata was created in the 1700s by Tode Sakugawa to record the methods of a Chinese official called Kushanku. A ship’s captain wrote that he had seen a martial arts demonstration by Kushanku and noted that, although not a strong or large man, he defeated opponents with ease. We are also told Kushanku was good at grappling and would frequently control opponents with one hand while striking them with the other. All of these methods can be seen within the kata! We will cover the strikes, traps, locks, throws and takedowns found in this very important kata.The seminar will run from 11am to 3pm and take place at Cleeve Park Secondary School, Bexley Lane, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 4JN. The cost is £35 per person. To secure your place please contact the host (Amelia Senft) via ameliasenft@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday, January 22, 2023 - 11:00 to 15:00