Seiwakai Gojuryu Karatedo Pan-America seminar success!
First, lets thank Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一 Shuseki Shihan, president of Seiwakai Gojuryu Karatedo, for taking the time to teach on both Friday and Saturday. Let’s also give a huge thanks for Vassie Naidoo Shihan for arranging a great 2 day seminar in liew of our Covid pandemic. Historically, our Pan-American seminars have always been in November and it was great to have this little piece of normality.
As I previously discussed in our Silicon Valley classes, Seiwakai Gojuryu Karatedo kata (and JKF Gojukai kata) will and are, gradually moving to Okinawa formats. I’ve gone over much of this as “soon to come” revisions with explanations over the past few months. Fujiwara Shihan demonstrated, during the seminar, many of the revisions. Also, the updated basics (kihon) were literally exactly as we have already implemented. We will continue on this same path leading our clubs, not just as ‘up to date’, but “ABOVE THE STANDARDS!” Look for more modifications to come.