Wado International Karate_Do Federation

Wado Kokusai Unite for Japan

Unite for Japan - Angelos Gorgas and Panagoitis KousounadisWado Kokusai World Champions during 2 successive world tournaments made a fantastic impression upon spectators at the Unite for Japan Martial Aid event in London's Brentwood Fountain Leisure centre in Chiswick on Saturday 22nd of May 2011.

Angelos Gorgas & Panagoitis Kousounadis came all the way to London from Greece at the request of Professor Tatsuo Suzuki (PHD) Hanshi.

They displayed a first class exhibition of Tanto Dori to welcoming spectators in support of the charity event to raise funds for the Japanese Red Cross.

Several martial arts groups from various traditional disciplines shared the floor united in their efforts to help the work being done towards the disaster they sadly experienced in March 2011. The monies donated from those Wado Kokusai clubs who contributed to the event will add to a healthy donation currently being calculated. Thanks to those of you who attended and pass on our thanks to those who made donations in your area.

Angelos & Panagoitis were extremely sharp and precise in their demonstration thanks to Sensei Suzuki drilling the routine repeatedly the night before in his local dojo. Like all of Sensei's students, they will have the phrase "again, again, again..." ringing in their ears forever as he insists on the standard being the highest attainable.

Thanks again Angelos & Panagoitis and to our Sensei for the everlasting lessons of determination and spirit he instils in all of us.

Tony Utting
Secretary Wado Kokusai (England)