On the weekend of Sept.17-19, Courtenay karate club, Tōshikan Traditional Karate and Kobudō hosted a seminar taught by the world chief instructor of the International Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-do Federation (IOGKF), Tetsuji Nakamura Sensei.
It was a special event because Nakamura Sensei is recognized globally as one of best traditional martial artists and teachers. It was also special because it was the first in-person IOGKF Canada event since before the pandemic began and because, in addition to students from Tōshikan, there were participants from Ontario, Alberta, the Lower Mainland and the South Island. Tōshikan sensei Mac Newton expressed his gratitude about the event.
“We’re thankful that Nakamura Sensei was happy to come to teach us here. He is an exceptional instructor and martial artist, so all of us were inspired by him in our practice of traditional goju-ryu,” said Newton.