Date: 13rd, 14th October
Place: Uruguay, Mercedez city
Organizer: WKO Uruguay branch (Branch Chief : Mr. Adriano Hernandez)
On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 of October we had the second instance of the Uruguay Spring Camp organized by the new Shinkyokushinkai Branch, Kyokushin Tamashi Dojo from Mercedes city with the support of the Sport and Recreation Division of Soriano. This time teachers and practitioners participated from Honbu Dojo, Zanshin Dojo and Hikari Dojo from Montevideo, Aeroparque Dojo from Canelones and in addition we had the presence of the South American champion on-80kgs, Senpai Federico Diaz, the fighter in -70kgs, Sensei Gottardo Bianchi and women fighter +65 kg, Senpai Victoria Castillo (all South American representatives in the forthcoming World Cup in Lithuania 2013). We also had a nice visit of Sensei Miguel Palacio, 3rd Dan of Judo from Paysandú city who provided a different approach to the event. 3 training sessions were conducted outdoors, without Dojo comfort and the without the help of training equipment, so as to find alternative ways of training as Sosai Oyama used to do in his Camps. Technical basic in Kihon and Ido, spiritual strength, physical power, Zen meditation, street fighting and sport fighting were some of the topics covered in depth over the two days. During Saturday night dinner was shared with the company of some parents of students and friends. Soriano once again proves to be a fertile place for martial arts where we seek only to enhance and improve the lives of people through Kyokushin Karate . Osu!