Gasshuku 2016: Final checklist

24 hours to go until the big weekend! I’m looking forward to seeing you all there, we have 70 people attending over the 2 days so it should be pretty busy.

In case you’re doing any last minute panicking about what to bring, here is a list of helpful tips to get you through the camp. Not all of these are on the gasshuku pack and it’s a long list so please check all of the information detailed below. Veterans of the gasshuku (i.e. those who have attended multiple camps), if you have any suggestions to add please leave a comment on the Facebook event page. Thanks.

1) Arrival on Saturday should be between 8am – 8.30am to ensure ample time to check into your rooms and prepare for the first training session. Room allocations have been arranged into suitable groups: Adult Male, Adult Female, Junior Male, Family Male, Family Female. You will find your names on the door of each room.

Those who are not staying overnight will have a room to leave your bags during the day and between sessions.

2) Please help to set up and put away the mats for each session. Everyone should be in the dojo at least 20 minutes before the session is due to start.

3) Non-training attendees are welcome to join in the Fit2Fite session on Sunday if you wish.

4) Remember that we are guests on site and everyone is a representative of Seitou Ryu Karate. Please ensure that your behaviour and actions throughout the weekend are appropriate.

5) At the end of the weekend please make sure you leave the site in the state it was in when you arrived. All rooms should be cleared of all belongings and rubbish. Even if the rubbish is not yours, the room is your collective responsibility. Treat it like you would your own home.




• 2 Gis (1 per day). Those who are testing, having a 3rd separate gi can also be useful and more comfortable (i.e. not sweaty) for grading.

• Sparring gear (mitts/gloves, leg pads, mouth guard, groin guard, chest guard)

• Strike/kick pads (if you have them).

• Workout clothes for Fit2Fite session.

• Training towel (2 is recommended)

• Club t-shirt and hoody

• Spare clothes for walking around the wooded areas)

• Towel & toiletries.

• Any relevant medication (asthma pump, hay fever tablets, etc)

• Bedding for overnighters (Pillow, blanket/sleeping bag).

Other useful things:

• Car pool where possible. This will save space in the car park and it’s also quite fun travelling together to share the experience of the gasshuku weekend.

• Bring a portable phone charger (there are no power outlets in the rooms so if you have a spare battery to charge your phone this is very handy).

• Camera (take lots of pictures and use ‪#‎SRKgasshuku2016‬ on FB & Instagram. Please tag me and/or Seitou Ryu Karate in any posts too)

• First aid kit (plasters, tape, hot/cold spray)

• Torch

• Isotonic drinks (i.e. Lucozade sport)

• Drink bottle

• Sun cream, sunglasses, hat

• Snacks to keep your energy up for training: Bananas, Jaffa cakes, Energy tablets/pouches, etc.

• Money for tuck shop. They have drinks and a small selection of sweets and snacks.



Directions and travel

Please ensure that all members of your group are aware that Belchamps is signposted from Main Road and should be accessed via Poplars Avenue, turning left onto Woodside Chase then right onto Holyoak Lane. Mount Bovers Lane is an unmade road and is unsuitable for motor vehicles so please do not use this road. On arrival at Belchamps please switch off your radio and adhere to the 5mph site speed limit. Please encourage car sharing where possible to help minimise the number of vehicles coming to the campsite.

Access to your site

Depending on the weather conditions and ground conditions you may or may not be able to drop off kit to your site. If we deem the ground conditions to be poor we’ll provide a trailer service to get your kit to site please work with us in these circumstances.


Once unloaded all vehicles should be parked in the main car park

Noise curfew

We would like to request that you and your group respect fellow campers, staff and our neighbours by keeping all noise to an absolute minimum between 10:30pm and 7:30am. You will be issued with a copy of our site rules and fire procedure on arrival.

Expected behaviour of your group

· We expect all group leaders to manage their own groups behaviour and conduct.

· We do not expect swearing from anyone on site.

· Smoking around the site is strongly discouraged. There is a smoking shelter near reception, please ask at reception for the exact location. PLEASE DO NOT smoke outside the front entrance. We ask that everyone respect the campsite and other campers and that your group are well supervised.

· Even in hot weather shirts must be worn by all adults around site.

Our shop has the same opening times as reception and on sale are a large range of sweets, drinks, souvenirs and essential camping supplies. Please find attached the current offers we have in our shop and for our activities.

Saturday 09:00 – 17:00

Sunday 09:00 – 17:00


When running your own onsite or offsite wide games please ensure no markings or directions are left once you have finished your game. Please avoid marking the surrounding roads and street.


Thank you for taking the time to read this and I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.


Sensei Richard