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EGKA Summer Gusshuku weekend on the 8th and 9th June 2024

We are returning to Southampton this year for the summer gasshuku where Sensei Ernie and other senior EGKA instructors look forward to greeting you at the EGKA Summer Gasshuku training and IOGKF grading weekend that begins at 12:00 on Saturday, 8th June 2024.

Pre-Registration and payment of training & grading required by 2nd June 2024: Please click here nearer the event.

Training Venue:

Oasis Academy,
Romsey Road,
SO16 8FA

Saturday Training Session:

12:00 to 16:00 - All adult/cadet grades.

Saturday Registration / Grading

11:30 to 12:00 - Course registration.
From 16:00 - Grading registration for Junior, cadets and adult grading candidates.

Sunday Training Times:

09:00 to 12:00 - All junior, cadet and adult grades.

All students intending to grade on Sunday must attend the Saturday and Sunday training sessions.

Grading: Sunday Afternoon

12:15 - 12:30 Written examination (Adult Shodan to Sandan grades).
12:45 - 15:00 Junior, Cadet and Adult Grading.

Training Fees:

  Saturday Sunday Both Days
Adults (18yrs & above) £35 £20 £45
Cadets (14yrs to 17yrs) £20 £15 £30
Juniors (13yrs or younger) £15 £15 £25

Family concession: Only the first two highest fee-paying members of the immediate family pay - the others train for free.

Grading Registration Process - Please read carefully.

Please ensure that you have pre-registered and registered via your instructor to Sensei Ernie by the 2nd June 2024 with the following detail:
Junior or Adult.
Current Grade.
Date Grade obtained.
Test Grade.
Retest Y/N.
All Dan grading candidates must have submitted a brief karate CV.
All candidates MUST have attended at least two EGKA courses in the 12 months prior to their grading (this Summer Gasshuku does not count if you are grading). Tournaments do count for Juniors and Cadets (under 18 years).

Grading Forms

Grading registration for all candidates will be from 16:00 on Saturday.  You will need your completed form, licence book and fee.

Please make sure you use the latest version available for download here:

Dan Grade Registration Form
Kyu Grade Registration Form

Please retain your grading form and bring it with you to hand to Petra Roe on Sunday afternoon while registering.

Grading Fees

Candidates will be able to register at the Grading Registration Desk and pay for their gradings during the course registration. PLEASE NOTE: For administrative reasons we cannot accept cheques for amounts that combine training and grading fees.

Grading Fees Brown Belts Adult Black belts Junior Black Belts Junior to Adult
  1st Kyu: £40 Shodan: £120 Shodan: £100 Shodan: £60
  2nd Kyu: £40 Nidan: £150 Nidan: £120 This is a reduced
  3rd Kyu: £40 Sandan: £200   Junior to Adult
    Yondan: £300   Black Belt
    Godan: £400   conversion price.

The best way to pay is via bank transfer when registering, otherwise bring the correct cash or cheque made payable to the "EGKA" to be handed over with your registration form and licence book and needs to be separate to the gasshuku fee. Refunds will be given for those students unable to take their grading if registered.

Grading fees will not be refunded if a student does not pass. That student will be given a 50% reduction in the grading fee when they retest at either of the next two grading sessions.

EGKA Membership

Every person applying to grade must ensure their EGKA membership is up to date and in force over the grading weekend.

To renew expired membership, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding the grading weekend, please contact Petra Roe on secretary@egka.org.uk

Venue: Oasis Academy, Southampton