AIBSKA Karate Camp & National Championships 2012 India
by Arijit Chakraborty
Special National Karate Camp
Instructor - Keigo Abe Sensei, 9th Dan JSKA
Report by Arijit Chakraborty, National Special Correspondent, WMA
Kolkata Dec 4th, 2012
The AIBSKA National Karate Championships and special Karate Camp under Sensei Keigo Abe, 9th dan JSKA, was organized from November 28th to December 2nd, 2012 in Kolkata at South City International School auditorium. The selection camp for the upcoming World Karate Championships in Italy in 2014 was personally conducted by Abe Sensei.
The training program was attended by more than 450 Kyu and Dan grade karateka of various schools, colleges and also from private dojos. The program was recognized by The Japanese Consulate as part of the 60th Anniversary of Indo-Japan Diplomatic relations.
Sensei Arijit Chakraborty, 4th Dan Senior Shotokan Karate Instructor and National Special Correspondent - WMA was invited to interact with Sensei Abe Keigo.
The training program was supported by Sensei Subhas Mitra of JKAI Barasat Branch and Sensei Somnath Palchowdhury, 5th Dan FBSKUI / WKF which saw wide participation from more than 10 states.
Sensei Manoranjan Biswas and Sensei Tirthankar Nandy were the main organizers behind this grand show.
The training camp under Abe sensei took place on November 28th-30th, focusing on footwork, stance, sliding movements, hip training, jyu-kumite and Sensei Abe imparted in-depth training in Kata Heian 1-5 and Gojushiho-sho. He continuously stressed ‘mind training’ and proper attitude and spirit in karate training.
The championships, organized over 4 tatami mats, was co-ordinated very well with youngsters putting in their very best in kata and kumite. Abe Sensei was pleased with the dedication of Indian Karateka and has extended warm welcome to the senior Black Belt instructors to visit JSKA Headquarters dojo in Japan for further training.