Few of the randomly clicked photos of the 2nd day of “2019 JKA INDO-BANGLA WINTER CAMP” in Kolkata, India.
Sum 300 members participated from Coochbihar, Jalpaiguri, Burdwan, Nadia, Hooghly, Howrah, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas and Kolkata inspite of the uncertainty of transportation in Kolkata and districts due to a political rally and meeting scheduled today. Thank you to the dojo instructors and about 250 parents that were present today supporting and inspiring all.
The program started at sharp 12noon today with the presence of Mr. Masayuki Taga, Hon’ble Consul General of Japan in Kolkata as the Chief Guest. Mr. Taga has highlighted the introduction of Japanese martial arts in India by Rabindranath Tagore that introduced “Jujutsu” in Shantiniketan by Japanese teacher Mr. Takagaki. He has highly appreciated the JKAWF INDIA Kolkata for constant focus of the organisation on the traditional martial arts (Budo) aspect of Japanese Karate-Do and culture through regular training and continued teachings by Japanese guest karate teachers in Kolkata. He advised the students to visit Japan the epicentre of karate and experience learning from the source.
To handle the big number of participation today Shiina Shihan has devided the class in to two groups and asked Somnath Palchowdhury Sensei and Sona Ghosh Sensei to teach as well in turn.Shiina Shihan has focussed on teching the fundamentals of JKA Kihon Waza, Bunkai and various drills to develop Jiyu-Kumite while Somnath Sensei focussed on correct form for Kyu grades and Kata Kanku-Dai for Dan grades.
Overall a great day training and sweating together.