The Goshukan Gasshuku is the annual IOGKA National Training Camp sanctioned by the Okinawa Goshukan Karate Kobudo Renmei in Okinawa, and hosted by the Okinawa Goshukan-Ryu USA Honbu – Columbus Dojo. In addition to Goshukan-Ryu Karate topics (Shuri-Te and Five Ancestor Fist), guest Instructors are invited from traditional disciplines such as Kodokan Judo, Ju-Jutsu, Mugai-Ryu Iaido (Japanese Sword), Okinawan Kobudo (Weaponry), and other Japanese/Okinawan styles of Karate.
The first Goshukan Gasshuku was held at Cooper Creek Park in the summer of 1999, and is held now in the fall every year. The purpose of this event is to come together and train with like-minded traditional martial artists; to train, share, learn, make new friends, and re-unite with our old friends. The word Gasshuku means to ‘come together’ and is traditionally held outdoors; we come together to train with old friends and make new ones every year.