7th KSKA Kangeiko in Müllheim, 13th - 15th February 2015
The KSKA hosted for the 7th time a small group of instructors from all over Europe for special instructor course under the supervision of Senseis Pascal Petrella (Germany), Juan-Pablo Delgado (Spain) and Nico Ibscher (Germany). The KSKA president and principal of the KSKA Shihankai Sensei Dirk Heene (Belgium) was impressed by the progress of the group and also the strong spirit of the participants at the training.
Sensei Pascal started the training of Friday with basics, showing the participants what the emphasis on teaching basic techniques is, what the mistakes are and how to correct them, which is part of the Train-the-Trainer program of KSK-Germany.
On Saturday Sensei Nico Ibscher put his emphasis for this session on stability in basic stance fudo dachi, the position of the pelvis, tension of the butt, alignments of the torso. Sensei Nico emphasized that it is important to have a very strong position, yet not to be over tensed in contracting to much muscles in order to be able to move fast. Sensei Nico came up with various exercises to get the right feeling for the dachi.
After the lunch break Sensei Tom De Gersem (Belgium) did a very interesting warming up jumping from one leg to the other keeping the balance. First to the front, than to the side, than jump and kick. And to make it more difficult, the same exercise was done on thick gymnastic mats. Sensei Juan-Pablo did afterwards some basic blocking techniques in standing position, first omote, than gyaku. It is important to work both sides, in order to be more flexible, to adapt to all kind of attacking situations.
On Sunday morning Sensei Pascal did a kumite session, were emphasis was on attobaya (what happens after the contact). Here he explained that Sensei Kase used the term very often in his training. The first step is to touch the opponents attack and apply immediately kime and continue the away of blocking, supported by breathing of course. But attobaya means also that one must sense in the moment of blocking:
- am I able to block or not,
- is the attack too strong or not,
- do I continuing my blocking way or not
Sensei Taiji Kase said, this is the highest art of blocking, to adapt and decide in the "moment you touch" what to do. In training we did several exercises to practice this difficult sensation.
Participants: Juan-Pablo Delgado (ES), Nico Ibscher (G), Lorenzo Marti (ES), Christian LeRomacier (F), Oliver Sprinz (G), Anti Kovalainen (F), Yvonne Doyle (UK), Tom De Gersem (B), Ashley Coburn, (UK), Roland Reiszeck (SW), Davide Aratori (I), Manolo Valero (ES), Manon Shouten (NL), Christopher Parlati (F), Morgan Touch (F), Lionel Tavarres (P), Peter Cerar (G), Thomas Gilgin (G), Paul Carree(F), Jordi Millet (ES), Arturo Salvatierra (ES), Frank Schubert (ES)