On Wednesday 17th September 2014 Sho Gai Karate Club under Sensei Duncan Blades, 3rd Dan hosted former WKF and JKS World Champion Shinji Nagaki 5th Dan.
As well students from Sho Gai Karate Club, the event attracted students from Selby, Sheffield, Grimsby, Grantham, Scunthorpe and Lincoln, including guests from other associations and styles.
Although it was mid-week the course was still popular enough to have two sessions. The first was for everyone with kihon, concentrating on good stances, keeping low moving through stances. Nagaki Sensei then moved on getting all particpants to apply this in katas Heian Shodan and Heian Sandan. In the second session the emphasis was on kumite with relaxed, faster techniques, partner work and finishing with Kata Jion.
Without exception, everyone enjoyed the course and the experience of training with Nagaki sensei, who once again displayed incredible fluidity, speed and power, along with a great teaching manner that reached out to us all.