JKF London 2012

I would like to give you up to date information (see the the attachment) for our JKF GOJUKAI EUROPE LONDON SEMINAR which will be taking place in October 2012. As always England SEIWAKAI is the host and as always I pre-sponsor the seminar.

So far we are having a very good response from outside England, with for example 13 coming from Russia, at least 10 from Poland and I believe a good number from Hungary. I would like all our SEIWAKIA INTERNATIONAL members to support this. It will be a great learning opportunity.

Some of you have already been taught by Sato Sensei. He came to England a number of years ago teaching at Bisham Abbey. For those who were in Japan this July he was also teaching at the JKF GOJUKAI Seminar. Takagawa Sensei will be new for most of you but I can assure you he is a very capable teacher.I believe 2 of his sons are in the Japan National Kumite team. Of course you all know our own Sensei, Fujiwara Seiichi.

Some of you may ask why Fujiwara Sensei is not noted as an official of the Kata Instructing Committee. I will explain. He was a member of the Kata Instructing Committee. In fact was on that committee before either of the other two teachers. When he was appointed Chairman of the Overseas Committe for JKF GOJUKAI he was unfortunately not able to be on both committees. This is a GOJUKAI rule. A great pity I would say.

Those of you who are planning to attend the seminar, from England or Europe or elsewhere, please post your intention to attend on the events section of our Facebook Group that has been in place a long time. See Events and JKF GOJUKAI EUROPE SEMINAR.

Also please email me that you will be attending as I will open a special file for this. Finally please let me know if you wish to attend the dinner on the Saturday night (6th October) at the Artista Resaurant. BOOK EARLY as spaces will be limited.

I am looking forward to seeing many of you in London.

Click JKF London 2012 to download the pdf for more information.

Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai Website Launch

Welcome to the Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai international homepage. Your presence here as a member of Seiwakai, a future student or a friend or family is greatly appreciated.

Over the coming months this site will continue to grow with great content about Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai and the great work that our students and instructors are performing worldwide. This site has been developed by me, Jay Killeen, a senior student to James Duggan Shihan inAustralia, under the guidance of Leo Lipinski Shihan. Whilst I have given my best effort to bring a site busting with great news and information, this is a community driven site for Seiwakai. I don’t know everything there is to know, I don’t think you can know everything there is to know even if we all put our heads together and wrote it down, but hopefully this website can become a resource along that path to knowing, discussing, being involved and growing as an International Seiwakai.

So if you have something that you would like to contribute please email me on [email protected] and I will find a way to use it on the site. Over the next coming months I hope to build upon the directory of karate dojos out there in the world that are training in Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai and also allowing this website to be a resource for this karate dojos out there that currently do not have an online presence for new students to discover them through.

This is a very important goal as there are great instructors out there that are teaching excellent karate, but as a conductor is to the orchestra, they must face their back to the audience. This can make it difficult to find new students to teach and as a junior instructor I have found that training new people is an exhilarating experience. So if you know an instructor in Seiwakai that could do with their space on the internet please email me with the details and I will do my best to get them online and have new students in the area knocking on their dojo door.

Arigato Gozaimasu

Jay Killeen


Joe Estrada Joins Seiwakai

Great news. Joe Estrada, ex Zone Director for GKR in the UK has joined Seiwakai. Joe has been my friend for many years and we have constant contact.

Welcome aboard Joe.

I will do all possible to support your MADMA programme.

A Rock in Changing Times

Misha Muller has taken on the job of writing about Tasaki Sensei’s life as well as about what karate life was like in the years after the Second World War.

She would like to let you know about the project, especially those of you coming o Japan next month. She invites you to bring quality pictures and videos about Tasaki Sensei (recent and old videos). The more, the better.

Misha came to Japan last year to get approval to work on it, and she has been working on it since then. If anybody has any questions about it, you can email Misha: [email protected] and can view her website at A Rock in Changing Times.