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Karate Seminar – Shinji Akita Sensei – Report
October 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - October 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm CEST
Between the 18th and 20th October, Shotokan Karate-do Association Malta hosted world-renowned Shinji Akita Sensei, 6th Dan, to lead a training seminar for the first time in Malta. Amongst the 100 Maltese participants, were also international guests from Belgium and Scotland who came to Malta specifically to join us for this special event.
The three-day seminar was focused on intriguing concepts in Kihon, Kumite and Kata with special emphasis on using body biomechanics to enhance the effectiveness of technique regardless of age or gender.
Akita Sensei’s passion for deep technical knowledge was effortlessly conveyed to all students using simple, practical exercises that lead to immediate improvement in effectiveness of technique and a gradual progression in mindful bodywork, integrating proper posture, shime and spirit to produce an even more powerful technique.
Shinji Akita Sensei started his karate journey at the age of 12 under Matsuda sensei and Aragane sensei then joining the famous Takudai Karate Club at Takushoku University, Japan, training under Tsuyama Sensei. He later moved to Europe, founding the Shotokan Karate-Do Association International (SKAI) where his ultimate vision was to create a platform for high standard, traditional karate regardless of gender, age, race and politics.
SKA Malta always strives to seek further knowledge and promotion of true traditional Budo-Karate, giving opportunity to all who want to grow within their martial art journey, irrespective of any political backgrounds.
We would like to thank Akita Sensei for sharing his exceptional knowledge throughout the seminar, his dedication and genuine approach towards teaching traditional Karate that made it a truly memorable event for all.
We also wish to thank: “The Shotokan Times” online global media platform, ST Hotels, Media-Link, Union-Print and Chamar.d.owl Photography for their outstanding support at Sponsoring this Event.