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The 2020 West London Gasshuku
Saturday, 25th and Sunday 26th April 2020

Sensei Nigel Thomas is pleased to invite all EGKA members to a weekend of training led by special guest instructor Sensei Eric Higaonna and assisted by Sensei Nigel.

Saturday Venue:

Featherstone Primary School
Western Road

Training on Sunday is at a different venue:

Sunday Venue:

Hanwell Community Centre (HCC)
Westcott Crescent
London, W7 1PD

Saturday 25th April:

Adults/Cadets: 12:00 - 16:00

Sunday 26th April:

Adult/Cadets: 11:00 - 15:00


One Day Sat or Sun: £30
Both Days: £50
Fees are payable on the day.

Special Instructions for this event:

This seminar will include groundwork (Ne Waza). As such we will be training at venues that have mats so we have decided to keep participant numbers to 50 people on each day. Adults only: No children will be accepted for this course. Cadets (13 and older) of brown belt and above will be welcome if attending with a guardian. Please email Sensei Nigel Thomas (at hanwellkarateclub@gmail.com) prior to attending to notify us of intention to attend or with any questions about this course.


There are no cafe facilities on site. It is advisable that you bring your own food and drink refreshments. There are a few shops close to the venue including a Co-op store.


HCC is a historic building, completed in the mid-19th Century. Its purpose and role has changed over the years from a poor school and workhouse to, at one time, the home of entertainer Charlie Chaplin. During the 1960s, rock band, The Who played there. It is now run by Ealing Council and is home to several small businesses and martial arts clubs, including, Judo and Kung-Fu as well as a boxing club. There is a free car park available for 50 vehicles at the front of the building, as well as unrestricted street parking around the entrance area.


HCC is easily accessed from the A40 Western Avenue it can also be reached via rail on Saturday. The nearest railway station is Castle Bar Park which connects to London Paddington (No Sunday service). The E1 and E11 buses run to and from Ealing Broadway tube station (Central Line).


There are lots of hotels close to the venue including a Travelodge, http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/500/London-Ealing-hotel. You can also search for affordable accommodation on: http://www.budgetplaces.com.

Please make sure you have a current EGKA membership to attend the gasshuku.

To renew your expired membership, please click here.