We made a short video at yesterday’s practice. During these strange times, we minimize switching partners to help prevent the spread of covid-19.
Today, Hugo, Stefan, and Amanda graded to second kyū, while Emil and Teo graded to third kyū. Well done, everybody!
S Shorinji Kempo Karlstad Shibu want to wish everyone a happy 2020!
Happy New Year! 新年明けましておめでとうございます Gott Nytt År!
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
This article contains information for participants of the 2018 Unity Koshukai in Karlstad.
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.