Beach Training was held in Enoshima, Japan
On January 7th, 2018, the 57th annual beach training was held at Enoshima beach, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. It was hosted by Japan Karatedo Itosu-kai, Kanto Region Conference (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Tochigi, Gunma, and Yamanashi), and about 250 people gathered in this special practice.
Sky was clear and we were able to see Mt. Fuji very well.
After light warming up, everybody ran to Enoshima shrine and made the first shrine visit in the year. After coming back to a beach, everybody practiced Kihon, Kata and Kumite, and finally got into cold water with moving basic.
We believe the cold water and weather purify and strengthen our spirit. So, winter training is tradition for many Japanese martial artists.
If you are interested in it, why don’t you come and join us next year, in 2019?