Between the 25th and the 29th of August 2017, 29 SKA-MALTA members attended the International JKA Italy Gasshuku in Vieste, accompanying SKA Chief Instructor Sensei Edward Aquilina, with so far, the biggest number of SKA Maltese Representatives participating abroad.
Training was held over three days, with Instruction being led by JKA Italy Chief Instructor, Sensei Naito Takeshi, 7th Dan and the remarkable visiting Instructor Sensei Izumiya Seizo, 7th Dan JKA Japan Headquarters Instructor in Tokyo.
Also a proud moment for all our SKA members, when during the First JKA Italy Centro Sud Championship, our SKA Competitors achieved excellent results; with Sensei Paul winning 1st Place Senior Male Kumite, senpai Leanne 1st Place Senior Female Kumite, Sensei Keith 3rd Senior Kata, senpai Yanes 3rd Senior Male Kumite and senpai Graziella 3rd Female Kumite.
Another memorable experience for all our 29 members who constantly exerted themselves to the best of their abilities throughout the Gasshuku, giving a remarkable demonstration of powerful technique and Spirit that did not go unnoticed by all those present.
SKA would like to congratulate all 29 participants who grasped this remarkable opportunity, and SKA Competitors for the excellent results achieved through constant commitment and perseverance.
SKA would like to thank JKA Italy for the successful organisation of this event, as well as their constant commitment, dedication and remarkable hospitality towards SKA-MALTA.