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.Continue reading
On June 5th – 8th, the 2019 European Shorinji Kempo Championship and Study Session was held in Stockholm. Several of our members attended the Study Session, and our shibu-chō Anders Pettersson-sensei participated both as a judge and as a WSKO instructor.
On Sunday June 2nd, we had our annual end-of-season barbeque at Skutberget, Karlstad. Johan guided us through playing Catch the flag and brännboll (simplified baseball), and Anders-sensei was in charge of the grill.
In Shorinji Kempo, hoi is a formal garment used at special occasions. There are no set rules regarding who can wear it, but it is said that “good” kenshis (practitioners) may wear it, which is generally interpreted to mean those who have a black belt.Continue reading
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On Thursday the 14th of April we had a grading for Emmie and Douglas. They performed very well and passed their test for 7 kyū.
Last Saturday, 24th of March, we had a grading and Stefan and Hugo passed their test for 5th kyū.
A big congratulations to both of them!
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.
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.
On Saturday we handed out the inkajō (允可状 certificate) to our new black belt kenshi.
Once again congratulations to all of them.
On Thursday 11th January, the spring term for the juniors’ group begins. It is the usual practice times. This is a good opportunity to come and try if you are curious about Shorinji Kempo and have not tried it before. Of course, existing members can also bring a friend or two who are curious to test Shorinji Kempo. Continue reading