On Wednesday 2nd November Walsall Karate Dojo were honoured to host a course with former WKF World Team Kata Champion and current JKS All-Japan and World Kata Champion Koji Arimoto from the JKS Headquarters in Tokyo.
The event was the end of a three week teaching tour of Ireland, Scotland and England.
Arimoto Sensei taught two one and a half hour courses, one for all grades and one for brown and black belts only (Headline picture). The event was a sell out with forty participants in each class. The feedback from the course has been superb.
The first session was a master class in Kihon followed by Heian 1-3 katas. The second session starting with more Kihon followed by an in depth study of katas Enpi and Kankusho.
Close up in a dojo environment allowed us to see the pure power generated and the total control of Arimotos karate. Yet again its a testament to the karate being produced in the JKS Headquarters under the leadership of Masao Kagawa Shihan.
We are so lucky at Walsall Karate Dojo to be part of the JKS organisation with access to such instructors. Many thanks go to Arimoto Sensei for delivering an awesome course and to JKS England and Wales for the opportunity to host such an event.