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2018 Honbu Winter Camp


The annual winter camp of IKO Honbu was held from January 4th thru 6th at the Mt. Mitsumine Shrine in Saitama, Japan. Kancho Shokei Matsui, Shihan Yuzo Goda, domestic and oversea Branch Chiefs, 10th open tournament champion Tariel Nikoleishvili, Japanese top fighters along with 160 members Men, Youth, Women and Senior's participated. The camp started with all participants paying respect to Sosai's monument followed by a 3 hour special training conducted by Kancho Matsui which focused on the techniques based on the new IKO rule and the semi contact rule planned to be introduced in June. It followed by Kancho's lecture at night.
The second day started with early morning training and a Shinto prayer followed by the 22km marathon. A Dan test was held at the same time as the marathon and at night there were skits. In the final day, participants trained early morning and a Shinto prayer then walked down the mountain and did the traditional "Water Fall" training to finish the 3-day camp.









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