Welcome to the Ateru World Wide Association!
The weekend began at Friday July, 13th at 2pm with late registration and tent setup. The Spartan setting befit the warrior attitude held by those who came to train at the AWA USA Region 1 Traditional Gasshuku. 20 hours of hard core traditional training in a 48 hour period lays a statement about those who made the trek to train. There were registered campers from Puerto Rico, New Mexico, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and all parts Ohio. Those that trained represented themselves in the highest fashion. Practitioners base principles were varied yet all tapped into the awesome lineup of world class traditional instructors who took their time and shared their talents with our group. We had Goju, Uechi Ryu, Pangai Noon, Shotokan, Judo, Aiki Jujutsu, Judo, Tang Soo Do and those of other principle learn, teach and share. The success of this camp is due to the harmony and unfettered training that was freely given by all. On Friday, Soke Huunjin Cullen taught 6 hours of Goju with a two hour focus on kata Gekkisai Ni and the Ateru Goju-Ryu Karate-Jutsu look at accompanying bunkai. The next two hours were dedicated to Huunjin's true combat/true rebuttal theory and his 5 hand systems which was well received. Then after a 45 minute break the two hour class on kata Suparuinpei which was the Hit of the Night. Classes concluded Friday night around 11pm. Afterwards there was the traditional Sake toast and camaraderie which took place at the infamous black belt tent