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Monday, June 19, 2006

Course with Uwe Schwehm 6th Dan JKS

Above:- Sensei's Alan and Uwe (archive photo)

Over last weekend Rebecca and myself went to train with Uwe Sensei in Nottingham. The course was hosted by Alan Campbell Sensei chairman of JKS (GB) and Ireland.
Uwe Sensei is technical director for the JKS in Germany and has been German champion 15 times in kata and kumite.
Uwe Sensei course was based on movement and weight transfer. Moving in and out of distance and moving and attacking on the open and blind sides.
Alan Sensei also did 30 minutes or so on close quarter defense and counters.
Rebecca was a little apprehensive about training with another association, but as always Alan Sensei and his karateka made us very welcome.
It was a little disappointing that the course was not better supported (perhaps due to temperatures being in the high twenties).
I would encourage all karateka to travel and train with our extended karate family, while remaining loyal to your own Sensei and association.
Uwe Sensei, many thanks for a great course! I will be putting into practice some of your training shortly, just need a few more hours practice first.

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