That's the term for a special kind of austere training. In the West we might use the term "Bootcamp".
At Biddles Camp Site in 2006, Martyn Harris sensei of the Red Dragon Karate Institute in Cardiff kicked off our first Gasshuku. A group of us got together from RDKI and from Keiko, and we all trained together, experiencing Karate in the fresh air, on uneven ground, and we had a great time. We were camping, that year, and John Dyer and his team put together food and refreshments, and in the evening the adults went for a meander to a local place of hospitality while the children were led through a series of activites at the camp.
In 2010, we did it again at Brecon. The cost includes food and training for the days we're there, and if you book early enough to get a room allocated then you have a room, and if you are too late then you must camp on the grounds...
Then, with Martyn Harris renshi organising things, we have attended his Summer Camp each year. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
In 2016 we plan to attend Renshi Martyn's Summer Camp again.
We are also planning our own "away training".
This is called the South West Karate Experience.
It is running from Friday 3rd June 2016 to Sunday 5th June 2016.
Anyone interested in attending is advised to book early. 01626 360999