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Sensei Terauchi Visits Hedge End

On 16th May HSGK juniors had a visit from one of the top Goju-Ryu masters in the World.

Sensei Kazuo Terauchi 8th Dan IOGKF.

Sensei was visiting England for just a few days and we were asked if Hedge End would like him to come and teach for the evening by EGKA chief instructor Sensei Ernie Molyneux.

Well we jumped at the chance and Freegrounds junior school let us use their hall at short notice.

The kids loved training with Terauchi he has a real presence about him and speaks little English but shouts in Japanese very loud. Everyone was amazed by his physical ability and his heavily callused hands that look kile they could crush stone. Years ago he used to be personal bodyguard to the Emperior of Japan.

All the children had a great training session and at the end Sensei presented karate uniforms to 4 of them  that had raised the 4 highest amounts of money on our sponsored 1000 karate techniques challenge. The uniforms were embroidered with the childrens names in Japanese.

After the juniors the adults had a gruelling 2 1/2 hours training with him.

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