International Gasshuku, Winnersh, England . Thursday 31st Oct – Sunday 3rd Nov 2019

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2019 sees the first ever Berkshire Winter Gasshuku.

We have a fantastic line-up of GKI instructors that include:

  • Shihan James Rousseau (9th Dan UK)
  • Sensei Leonard Sim (8th Dan UK)
  • Sensei José Campos (8th Dan Portugal)
  • Sensei Kevin Nason (7th Dan UK)
  • Sensei Keith Bishop (6th Dan)
  • Sensei Mieke Verschueren (6th Dan)
  • Sensei Pete Thompson (6th Dan)

We also have a special guest instructor from Italy, Shihan Giovanni Di Meglio.

  • 8th Dan Kyoshi Shindo-Ryu Jujutsu
  • 7th Dan Kyoshi Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate
  • YKKF International President

With 50 years of experience training and teaching in the martial arts, Di Meglio Shihan is a master of the highest calibre.
As president of YKKF International since 2001, he has travelled around the globe sharing his vast knowledge of traditional Japanese martial arts to thousands of students and teachers. His dedicated study of Karate, Jujutsu and Iaido allows him to connect with students of any style and provide powerful insights about the practice of true martial arts.
His infectious energy and charismatic delivery energises and inspires students with a lasting impact.

Please use the following GASSHUKU map for all the key places you need to know about

We have also organised a coach trip to Windsor which includes entrance to the famous castle, residency of the queen and a fabulous sayonara party to end it all.


Gasshuku Training

All the training will take place at The Forest School, Robinhood Ln, Winnersh, Wokingham RG41 5NE.

Date Time Location / Who
Thursday 31st October 2019 17:00 to 20:00

Gymnasium  / All Grades

Friday 1st November 2019 15:00 to 17:00

17:00 to 20:00

Instructors & Seniors (5th Dan and above)

Gymnasium / Grouped  classes

Saturday 2nd November 2019 09:00 to 13:00

(Grading 14:00)

Sports Hall / Grouped classes

Sports Hall / Grading

Sunday 3rd November 2019 10:00 to 13:30 Sports Hall / Grouped classes including Ju-Jitsu / Ground Work

We are planning a trip to Windsor Castle on the Friday morning and hope you can join us.  The Sayonara party will be held on the Saturday evening

The training venue is just two minutes walk away from Winnersh railway station.

It is also just a five minute walk away from a large supermarket.

There are three major hotels 1.5 miles away from the training venue at Winnersh Triangle which also has a railway station just one stop away from Winnersh railway station.


Travelodge Winnersh Triangle, 1.5 miles from the training venue, bookings.

Premier Inn Winnersh Triangle (opening soon), 1.5 miles from the training venue,bookings.

Holiday Inn Reading, 1.5 miles from the training venue, bookings.

Getting to the training venue:

If you are driving there will be parking available at the training venue.

The nearest railway station is Winnersh, just 2 minutes walk from the training venue.

You can take direct trains to Winnersh from Reading and London Waterloo.

From Gatwick airport take the train to Wokingham and change there for a train to Winnersh.

From Heathrow airport there are a number of options.

  1. Take a local bus to West Drayton railway station or to Hayes & Harlington railway station and then take the train to Reading and then change onto a train to Winnersh.
  2. Take a local bus from Hatton Cross to Feltham railway station and take a train from there to Winnersh.
  3. Take the RailAir coach to Reading railway station and then take the train to Winnersh. RailAir return tickets are available and booking online is the cheaper.

Please note that local buses around Heathrow do not take cash. You must use an Oyster card or a contactless bank card to tap the reader upon entering the bus.

Getting to the training venue from the recommended hotels is easy.

Walking: The venue will take about 15 minutes to walk to along a pedestrian pavement.

Driving: Free parking is available at the venue.

Bus: The number 4 and X4 buses run along the main road to the venue.

Train: A train runs between Winnersh Triangle station and Winnersh station.

Prices :

Training fees:

Pay before 1st October:
All 4 days: Under 12’s £30, Under 18’s £45, Adults £60.
2 days: Under 12’s £20, Under 18’s £30, Adults £40.

Pay before 31st October:
All 4 days: Under 12’s £33, Under 18’s £52, Adults £70.
2 days: Under 12’s £25, Under 18’s £37, Adults £50.

Pay on the day:
All 4 days: Under 12’s £40, Under 18’s £62, Adults £80.
2 days: Under 12’s £32, Under 18’s £47, Adults £60.

Saturday morning class only for under 12’s, pay on the day:
Under 12’s £15, Under 18’s £20.