Shorinji Kempo Karlstad Shibu want to wish everyone a happy 2018!
Happy New Year! 新年明けましておめでとうございます Gott Nytt År!
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.
Congratulations to Olle and Vincent that passed their grading for 5 kyū and to Arvid that graded to 7 kyū.
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.
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).
On Saturday June 10th, we had an outdoor end of spring celebratory practice, along with barbeque afterwards.
Most people who practice martial arts settle for practicing only when their club or school does. And that’s perfectly okay. Most people don’t have the time or inclination to do more. But the question is: are you like most people, or do you want to be better than most people?
During the last weekend of May, 15 of our junior members went to Gothemburg accompanied by some of our instructors and a handful of parents to participate in the annual training camp.
On Tuesday the 22nd of March we had a grading. This time it was Olivia who did her test for sankyū (3 kyū). Olivia performed very well and passed the test with a very good margin.
Congratulations to Olivia!
On the Thursday the 10th of March we had an examination for Patricia. She tested for 8 kyū and passed with a large margin.
Congratulations to Patricia!!