On Saturday 1st December KazokuKai held their Xmas Basho at Fakenham in Norfolk. It was organised by 5th Dan senior instructors Graham Buckley and John Phelps. They were celebrating the 30th anniversary of their club and had invited all members of the association to come along and join in the celebration. The day was to consist of training with chief instructor of Kazokukai, Sensei Derek Ridgway. Then the evening consisted of a party, awards plus live band late into the night.
Training was to cover the some of the pairs work from Wado-Ryu Gumite Gata, and Bunkai from various Wado Ryu Kata. The Fakenham club has always been a Wado club and it seemed fitting to teach the Wado style on the 30th anniversary of the club.
Secial awards were as follows. Alan Wiles, Nidan Graham Buckley and John Phelps special award for many years dedication to Kazokukai and Karate-Do.
In the evening we were entertained by by a fine band who really got everyone going. (see if you can spot who the drummer is)
We would like to thank everyone who came along and made the day such a success. Special thanks goes to Graham and John for all the organising and making the whole day enjoyable for all.
Next years Basho will be on Saturday 30th November 2019 @ Bishops Castle in Shropshire.