The first session took place at a dojo in Macchia di Mauro, on arriving from a 2 and a half hour drive from Bari to Vieste. Over 200 Italian Karatekas were present, amongst whom also representatives from JKA Sardegna. Training was headed by Sensei Takeshi Naito 7th Dan JKA, Chief Instructor of JKA Italy and Sensei Masao Kawasoe 7th Dan JKA WF, Instructor of JKA England and Scotland.
Three hour sessions were held every day over three days. A Kata Competition also took place on Saturday 27th August, during which SKA Senpai Keith Falzon won 1st Place in the Senior Male Category. SKA Malta was presented to all attending JKA Italy members by Sensei Naito, who commended our constant commitment in authentic Karate and our strong participation despite the long hours of travelling.
SKA would like to thank JKA Italy for their hospitality and look forward to our re-encounter next month.