Kanazawa Kancho Seminar
Somers, CT
March 12 & 13, 2005

Jim Shea and Mike Cook co-sponsored a two day seminar in Somers, Ct with Kanazaw a Kancho on March 12 and 13, 2005. Approximately 70 people attendedthe snowy two day seminar from several states, from Maine to Florida and as far west as New Mexico... and the Montreal and Quebec regions of Canada. On Friday night, in Holyoke, Mass, Kanazawa Sensei held Kyu and Dan testing for
approximately 20 people...testing lasted almost 3 hrs. Kancho did a tremendous job of instructing 4, two hour sessions...stressing both physical and mental harmony, covering SKIF philosophy and tenants, Undo (warm -ups), Kihon, Kata and Kumite. An extensive amount of time was spent in teaching and analyzing the Kata: Enpi, Unsu, Bassai Dai and Gankaku Sho. Happo Kumite and Sanbon Kumite were reviewed and well received by everyone. Kancho did an excellent job of indivualizing his teaching techniques and often personally assisted individual karate-ka with the correctness of technique and form. A formal banquet was held Saturday night at the Somers
Inn with 55 attendees enjoying the camaraderie of Kanazawa Kancho, Dojo associates, old friends, and in making new and lasting friendships. The seminar ended on Sunday afternoon with all participants leaving with a greater understanding of Karate-Do and understanding the desires of Kancho to promote "WA" (harmony).

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