CELEBRATION OF 90. ANNIVERSARY OF SENSEI NISHIYAMA’S BIRTHDAY
90. Sensei’s birthday – 90 Japanese cherry trees – 90 kata
In 2018 we have been celebrating “2018 – the year of Sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama’s legacy”. It is a very special time because in this year is the 90th anniversary of Sensei Nishiyama’s birthday and the 10th anniversary of his passing away.
It is to express our respect for our teacher, one of the greatest masters of karate in the 20th century – Sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama. It is thanks to him that traditional karate-do has spread in such a splendid fashion all over the world. In all we do we recall his legacy and follow tradition.
In 2018 WTKF has been organizing a plenty of traditional karate-do seminars and tournaments which are dedicated to the memory of Sensei Nishiyama. The courses and seminars are conducted by the most experienced instructors who have developed this martial arts together with Sensei Nishiyama for many years.
Traditional Karate Federation of Poland is going to organize the celebration of 90. anniversary of Sensei Nishiyama’s birthday. It will be the closing event of “2018 – the year of Sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama’s legacy” in Poland. The ceremony will take place on October 10, 2018 at the Japanese Martial Arts and Sports Centre Dojo – Stara Wieś.
This event is dedicated to all traditional karate-do practitioners, but especially to people who participated in trainings conducted by Sensei Nishiyama in Central Dojo in Los Angeles and San Diego as well.
Everyone who will participate in the celebration of Sensei Nishiyama’s birthday will become the founder of 1 of 90 Japanese cherry trees, which will be planted at the Center Dojo – Stara Wieś during the ceremony. Each tree will have a name plate with the name of its founder. In addition, the participant will also take part in the special training “90 kata” (27 x Unsu, 3 x Kitei, 27 Nijushiho, 3 Kitei, 27 x Hangetsu, 3 x Kitei). During the ceremony, an auction of Witold Kwieciński’s pictures will also take place, and all proceeds from the auction will be directed to Dawid Wiśniewski – a 10-year-old karateka who fights with a malignant brain tumour. Welcome!
DATE: 10 October 2018 (Wednesday)
PLACE: Japanease Martial Arts and Sports Centre Dojo – Stara Wieś Stara Wieś 1, 97-570 Przedbórz
- Rank: min. 1 DAN
- Knowledge of kata Unsu, Nijushiho and Hangetsu and Kitei as well
- Good physical condition
- Valid medical examination.
10:00 Arrival and snacks
11:00 – 14:00 Training „90 kata”: 27 x Unsu, 3 x Kitei, 27 Nijushiho, 3 Kitei, 27 x Hangetsu, 3 x Kitei
14:30 – 16:00 Trees (Japanese cherry trees) planting ceremony
16:00 Formal dinner
17:00 Auction of Witold Kwieciński’s pictures
All proceeds from the auction of Witold Kwieciński’s pictures will be directed to Dawid Wiśniewski – a 10-year-old karateka who fights with a malignant brain tumour.
PARTICIPATION FEE: 250 PLN. The price includes:
- Japanese cherry tree – 110 PLN
- Training “90 kata”
- Name plate with the name of founder – 25 PLN
- Souvenir T-shirt Gasshuku 2018 – 40 PLN
- Formal dinner – 65 PLN
- Snacks after arrival – 10 PLN
DRESS CODE: Smart casual
Please send your reservation to take part in the ceremony as soon as possible but no later than September 21, 2018 (Friday) via e-mail aat: firstname.lastname@example.org.
After you receive confirmation about availability, please transfer money to the following account until September 28, 2018 (Friday):
Name of beneficiary: Traditional Karate Federation of Poland
Address of beneficiary: 85/87 Sienkiewicza Street, 90-057 Lodz (Poland)
Name of bank: Bank Spoldzielczy w Przedborzu
Address of bank: Mostowa Street 31, 97-570 Przedborz (Poland)
Bank account: PL 71 8988 0001 0000 0017 8930 0001
Title: “90. Sensei’s birthday”
The number of places is limited (only 90 places!). Mark the day on your calendar now!