Introduction and Welcome by Sensei Carl Van Der Merwe
Dear IOGKF International Members and fellow Namibian Karateka,
It is a great pleasure and honor to announce that Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Namibia will be hosting its 40th Anniversary Gasshuku in Windhoek from the 9th to the 11th of July 2020. Although 2019 is technically the 40th Anniversary of our organization in the country, we decided to host our Anniversary in 2020 as the 40th Anniversary of the IOGKF International was hosted in 2019. We are tremendously excited to announce that our leading instructor will be Sensei Bakkies Laubscher, a man who needs no introduction. We are also excited and honored to announce that Shihan Hennie De Vries, founder of Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Namibia, will also be coming to Namibia to teach at the Gasshuku. Alongside our two lead instructors for the Gasshuku will be myself and other Namibian Senseis, as well as a four 7th Dan IOGKF International Guest Instructors (more detail to follow in the next bulletin). That being said, this event is building up to be one of the most memorable events in Namibian Karate history. Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Namibia would herewith like to invite all our friends from IOGKF International, as well as fellow Namibian Karateka, to come and join us in celebrating the anniversary of our art in our beautiful country. We also hope that you will use this opportunity to come and explore Namibia and our breathtaking tourist destinations. Thank you in advance for your support and look forward to seeing you at the event!
Sensei Carl Van Der Merwe
7 th Dan Chief Instructor
Please click here to download the full bulletin with all the event information.