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.

Grading for some of our Juniors

On Tuesday the 19th of December we had the last training session for this year for our juniors group, there was also a grading for some of the juniors.

Arvid, Olle and Vincent after they passed their grading and received their new bukai sodesho (arm badges indicating rank).

Arvid, Olle and Vincent after they passed their grading and received their new bukai sodesho (arm badges indicating rank).

Congratulations to Olle and Vincent that passed their grading for 5 kyū and to Arvid that graded to 7 kyū.

New Dan Grades

On Saturday the 9th of December the Swedish Shorinji Kempo Federation held a national Dan Examination. The grading test was held in Karlstad and the examiners was Anders Pettersson, 6 dan daikenshi,  and Leif Kekonius, 5 dan seikenshi.
From our branch we had three that tested for junkenshi shodan (1 dan) and after one hour of written test and over three hours of technical test we had the result that they all passed.

From left; Rickard, Alva, Christer och Peter after they had passed their grading.

From left; Rickard, Alva, Christer och Peter after they had passed their grading.

Congratulations to Rickard Andersson, Alva Neu & Christer Enfors for receiving junkenshi shodan (1 dan), congratulations also to Peter Thorvald (shibu-cho in Skövde) that at this time passed his test for chukenshi sandan (3 dan).