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Gasshuku 2023 Information
Gasshuku 2023 Information

Thu, Jul 13


Von Braun Civic Center

Gasshuku 2023 Information

Gasshuku 2023 will be held July 13-16, 2023, in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. Sign up for notifications!

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Time & Location

Jul 13, 2023, 10:00 AM CDT – Jul 16, 2023, 5:00 PM CDT

Von Braun Civic Center, Huntsville, AL, USA


About the Event

Gasshuku is the yearly international training camp of the International Gyokushin Ryu Aikido Federation.  This year Gasshuku will be hosted by the United States Gyokushin Ryo Aikido Federation from July 13-16, 2023 in Huntsville, Alabama, USA.  Grandmaster Washizu, Norio sensei, and Kinzo sensei will be attending from Japan to instruct. There will be approximately 16 hours of training time over four days!


Von Braun Center, East Hall 3

  1. Thursday 10 am - 12 pm, 2 pm - 4pm
  2. Friday       10 am - 12 pm, 2 pm - 4pm
  3. Saturday 9:30 am - 11:30 pm, 2 pm - 4pm, Kids Session: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
  4. Sunday    9:30 am - 11:30 pm, 2 pm - 4pm, Kids Session: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Kids Session is ticketed seperately through Rocket City Martial Arts.  All USGRAF instructors are welcome to participate.

HOTEL: We recommend staying at the Hampton Inn and Suites at 313 Clinton Avenue W, Huntsville, AL.  Use group code CHHRCM or the Booking Link for a discount rate on your stay.

DINNERS: We are also planning a welcome gathering at the hotel on the Wednesday evening before Gasshuku, and a dinner at the Convention Center on Saturday.  More information on this will be released closer to the event.

Huntsville is home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and the Redstone Arsenal, where Colonel Demizu first started teaching Yoseikan Aikido in the United States.

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