What Is It?

It’s essentially a weekend of martial arts and training to push you to your limits, and to then, after all the blood, sweat and toil of the workshop, to make lifelong friends. But then again, that is what all of karate expert {that’s putting it mildly} Shihan Judd Reid’s sessions are all about. Apart from practical lessons and demos where in you’ll learn the basic concepts and techniques of Kyokushin Karate {full contact karate, founded in 1964 by Korean-Japanese Masutatsu Oyama}, there’s some fun involved too. How’s that you ask? Well, because of the three days, two will be in Kabini at the Red Earth resort!

Who Is It For?

While it may sound intense, what with three sessions on day one at Namma CrossFit, the training camp is open to everyone irrespective of age, style and fitness levels. So not to worry if you have absolutely no clue what we’re talking about. In fact, coming in with an open mind might just work in your favour. The introductory session will bring you up to speed and it’ll be a splendid start to learn strong fundamentals and technique.

Why Should I Go For It?

Photo source: Judd Reid

Photo source: Judd Reid

For those who are acquainted with the karate world, the reason you need to go is Judd Reid! For the uninitiated, the reason is also Judd Reid! Apart from being a direct disciple of the legendary Mas Oyama, and learning from the founder himself, he has earned several accolades including recently successfully completing the ultimate test of mental and physical endurance in Karate — the 100-man Kumite {or a 100 man fight} in Japan. Yes, he fights solo against 100 trained karate pros. So much enviable skill. This is what #lifegoals are folks! Sign-up now.


Intrigued but can’t make it? Head off to Judd Reid’s book launch at Atta Galatta this Friday {September 9}. Called Young Lions, it talks about his 20-year journey of self-discovery, learning from the founder, and his 100-man Kumite.

When: Saturday, September 10 – Monday, September 12

Where: Namma Crossfit, 35/2, 5th Floor, Cunningham Road {September 10} and Red Earth, Kabini {September 11 and 12}

Price: INR 12,000 {including travel and accommodation at Kabini} or INR 5,000 for the Saturday session in Bangalore only.

Contact: +91 7760497759

Find the event on Facebook here.

Feature Photo: Thailand Karate Camps