What is a ‘Gasshuku’?  Is it a seminar?  Is it a training camp? Is it a workshop?  Yes, yes, and yes!    The purpose of this event is to come together and train with like-minded traditional martial artists; to train, share, learn, make new friends, and re-unite with our old friends. 

The Goshukan Gasshuku is the annual IOGKA National Training Camp sanctioned by the Okinawa Goshukan Karate Kobudo Renmei in Okinawa, and hosted by the Okinawa Goshukan-Ryu USA Honbu – Columbus Dojo.  In addition to Goshukan-Ryu Karate topics (Shuri-Te and Five Ancestor Fist), guest Instructors are occasionally invited from traditional disciplines such as Kodokan Judo, Ju-Jutsu, Mugai-Ryu Iaido (Japanese Sword), Okinawan Kobudo (Weaponry), and other Japanese/Okinawan styles of Karate.

In addition to the family atmosphere and exceptional training, attendees are treated to the sights and sounds of Okinawa with Taiko (Drum) performances, and Odori (Okinawan Dance) demonstrations, making this event a truly cultural experience!

The first Goshukan Gasshuku was held at Cooper Creek Park in the summer of 1999, and is held now in the fall every year.  The word Gasshuku means to ‘come together’ and is traditionally held outdoors; we come together to train with old friends and make new ones every year.

The IOGKA Columbus Dojo is hosting the 18th Annual “Goshukan Gasshuku” National Training Camp.
 Every year like-minded traditional martial artists come together to train, sweat, learn, and share. Come and join us again this year for great training and friendship!
HOTEL INFO: COURTYARD MARRIOT – Columbus/Phenix City Riverfront
 Phone: (334) 664-9840
1400 3rd Ave. Phenix City, AL. 36867
Overlooking the Chattahoochee River Whitewater Course.
Walk to the Historic Riverfront District in only minutes.

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