Anders-sensei Graded to Junhanshi

Anders receives inkajō for Junhanshi from Kawashima-sensei.
Anders receives inkajō for Junhanshi from Kawashima-sensei.

On September 29 there was a “special grading examination” or as it is called in Japanese tokubetsu shōkaku kōshi 特別 昇格 考試, which means grading examinations for 4th Dan or above and held only at Shorinji Kempo’s hombu (headquarters) or in special cases at events were hombu is the organiser. Anders took his test and received the hōkai rank Junhanshi 准範士.

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Sucessful try out practice

Today we had the first of two free try out practice sessions that are held during the school’s “sports” holiday. We had about 25 new kids so it was pretty much a full house. On Thursday it is possible to try again, we hope that many liked the practice and will come back, and of course continue to practice.

Perra sensei lead the kihon (basic practice) with many new kids that tried Shorinji Kempo for the first time.

Perra sensei lead the kihon (basic practice) with many new kids that tried Shorinji Kempo for the first time.

It was also possible (and is possible again on Thursday) to try out for free for anyone over 13 as well, but we didn’t have the same success with the teenagers and adults. We hope for more interested on Thursday.