Soke Sensei

Gasshuku 2020

Fri 15th - Sun 17th May


About the Event

For those who have recently joined the W.K.K.A. Association, Kenji Kusano (known as “Soke Sensei” to his students) is the Head of the W.K.K.A. Association.  Each year, he travels all the way from Japan with a group of Japanese students to host a Gasshuku (Training Camp) in one of the European countries. This is a great opportunity to train directly with Soke Sensei and W.K.K.A. students from across the world.


This year the event will be held in Stockholm, Sweden. Soke Sensei will provide the finest teaching directly to all students and will be assisted by Takashi “Teppei” Kozuka (one of the most senior instructors in W.K.K.A.).


Everyone is welcome to attend, instructors, adults, children and families. This event is very unique to the W.K.K.A. Association so don’t miss out!


Konradsbergshallen, Stockholm Sweden

Training Cost:

£XX  -  Adults (TBC)

£XX  -  Children (TBC)

How to Attend

To attend this event, simply contact Greg Miller (Secretary for W.K.K.A. England) via the normal email address who will pass you on all the relevant information you need to book your flights and hotel.

After that, all the information we obtain from W.K.K.A. Sweden will be forwarded to yourself via email.

Accommodation Information for Students


There are various hotels available in Stockholm, Sweden. Below is a list of those we recommend:

  • Courtyard Marriott, Stockholm, Kungsholmen (Rålambshovsleden 50, Stockholm  112 19 Sweden)

    • Recommended accommodation

    • Sensible prices

    • Bar and restaurant on site

    • Walking distance to Gasshuku (10mins)

    • Same building as the Welcome Dinner

  • Connect Hotel City, Stockholm (39, Kungsholmen, 11247 Stockholm, Sweden)

    • Cheaper accommodation than the Marriott

    • Limited facilities on site

    • Walking distance to Gasshuku (20mins)

    • Walking distance to Welcome Dinner (10mins)

Flight Information

From Manchester Airport, UK to Arlanda-Stockholm Airport, Sweden

There are various carrier who fly directly from Manchester to Stockholm (Arlanda), however we recommend the following which are the best flights for the Gasshuku:

Norweigen Air Shuttle (recommended)


Friday 15th May 2020

Dept - 12:15, Arr - 14:35


Monday 18th May 2020

Dept - 09:55, Arr - 12:20



Friday 15th May 2020

Dept - 09:45, Arr - 13:05


Monday 18th May 2020

Dept - 07:35, Arr - 09:05

Transfers to / from Arlanda-Stockholm, Sweden Airport

Stockholm-Arlanda Airport is located 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Stockholm City.


The Arlanda express train takes you from Arlanda Airport to the city center. The platform is easily accessible, underneath the arrival terminals. Departure: every 15 minutes (for most of the day). Travel time: 20 minutes.