With the 2014 Gasshuku Training Camp just hours away, a number of you have been contacting me in slight panic, wanting to be sure of what you will need over the weekend. So I have made this handy list below for you all.


The Timetable



8.30am – 9.00am      Arrival and check-in

10.00am – 11.45am   Seminar 1

12pm – 1pm                  Lunch

2pm – 4pm                   Seminar 2

4.30pm – 5.30pm      Dinner

6pm – 7.45pm             Seminar 3

8pm – 8.45pm            Campfire

9pm                                Evening Entertainment



6.30am                      Morning Run!

7.30am – 8.30am     Breakfast

9am – 10.30am         Seminar 4 (Black Belts only)

10.30am – 12pm       Seminar 5

12.30pm – 1.30pm    Lunch

2pm – 6pm                  Grading



What do you need?



• Karate Uniforms (minimum of 2, 3-4 is better) + belt!

• Sparring equipment (Mitts/gloves, shin/foot pads, groin guard, chest guard, mouth guard)

• Training towel

• Trainers

• Spare clothes (include old clothes and footwear for the wooded area. It’s muddy!)

• Shorts and t-shirt for possible training outside.

• Bedding (pillow and sleeping bag/warm blankets). Mattresses are provided.

• Towel & Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shower gel, etc)

• Any relevant medication (e.g. asthma pump)



• Torch

• Tape

• Plasters

• Energy/isotonic drinks

• Water bottle

• Marshmallows

• Alarm clock

• Sun cream

• Insect repellent

• Snacks

• Drinks (soft or not soft, it’s up to you).


How do you get there?


From Chelmsford:

1) Take A130 (S) 2) Exit onto A127 (E) towards Rayleigh 3) Exit the roundabout into A129 (Brook Rd). 4) Continue straight into B1013 (Hockley Rd – High Rd). —>

 From Wickford:

1) Head east on A129 (London Rd) towards A132 (Runwell). 2) Take 4th exit onto A1245. 3) Turn left onto Rawreth Lane. 4) Turn right onto Hullbridge Rd onto Hambro Hill. 5) Turn left into B1013 (Hockley Rd – High Rd). —>

From Grays/South Ockendon:

1) Take the A13 eastbound up to Sadlers Farm roundabout. 2) Take the A130 (N) towards Chelmsford. 3) Exit the roundabout into A129 (Brook Rd). 4) Continue straight into B1013 (Hockley Rd – High Rd). —>


—>: Turn right onto Mount Bovers Lane. Bear right onto Holyoak Lane




Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *