JKA Karate Do Shotokan (Scotland) Dalgety Bay Dojo recently moved to a new customised location which has been converted by instructor Sensei Bert Stewart 5th Dan JKA into the clubs own Dojo and premises. Special guests of honour were the former UK Prime Minister The Right Honourable Mr Gordon Brown MP and his wife Sarah along with Sensei Ohta 7th Dan JKA Chief Instructor of JKA England and Colin McPhail Dalgety Bay Community Council Chairman.
The day started with two special training sessions of instruction by Sensei Ohta which was attended by Dalgety Bay students along with senior students and instructors from our other dojos who had come along to attend the days events.
Following the training sessions there were various Karate demonstrations given by both junior and senior students including a self defence demonstration by Sensei Stewart and JKA Scotland squad member Magnus Garson and a Kata demonstration by Sensei Ohta performing Gankaku.
The opening ceremony followed which included an opening speech by Mr Gordon Brown MP where he declared the Dalgety Bay Dojo officially open. The evening events were a Reception Party for those in attendance.
Sensei Bert Stewart would like to thank The Right Honourable Mr Gordon Brown MP and his wife Sarah along with Sensei Ohta, Colin McPhail Dalgety Bay Community Council Chairman, The Bay Catering and all who attended and helped make the day a success.
Photographs are courtesy Christi MacPherson