Educational trip to Japan has been realized on April 2009 by an athletic group of "Yoshukan dojo", their
Sensei George Pelekis and his teacher Con Kassis.
During their staying, they were given the unique opportunity to train in the personal school (dojo) of Kenei Mabuni, first born son and successor of the founder of Shito ryu Karate do system.
In one of the training sessions, George Pelekis was tested by Sensei Kenei Mabuni and was granted the 4th Dan rank, and had also been given a corresponding certificate.
The group of athletes that participated in this journey, was constituted by: Vasilis Samaras, Andreas Zafiriou and Ioannis Voutouras and apart from the training sessions they attended, they also visited a lot of places such as Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka city, the temple of Peace located in Kyoto city, the Martial arts temple, the village that the famous Katana swords are being manufactured (Samurai swords) etc.
The experience and the knowledge that the group derived from this trip were inestimable, continuing the line of educational journeys that are being realized regularly by the active athletic association.