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 Saturday June 10th, we had an outdoor end of spring celebratory practice, along with barbeque afterwards.
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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?
Our member Sara Forsman has made an official trailer for our shibu on our newly created Youtube channel.
Unfortunately, we have to cancel practice on Thursday October 1st since Anders-sensei, Perra-sensei and Richard-sensei will be on their way to Portugal then, and Christer will be in Umeå. We wish Perra-sensei and Richard-sensei good luck at the European Championship, and also Perra-sensei with his grading.
On Saturday, there will be adults’ practice as usual, and next Tuesday there will be both children’s and adults’ practice again.
For the second year in a row, Anders-sensei has been nominated to the Traditional Practitioner of the Year Award at the Swedish Martial Arts Gala! Those of us who know him feel more pride than surprise.
In their presentation of Anders-sensei, the Swedish Budo & Martial Arts Federation writes, among other things:
“… he has become a living legend in Shorinji Kempo. Such finesse, such authority and focus. A true dignitary within his martial art.”
The holidays are now over, and we return to practice. Practice times are the same as before.
New members are welcome to start practising at any time during the semester, but the start of the semester is an especially good opportunity.
Last Saturday, we held our 30 year anniversary Shorinji Kempo demonstration. In the grand scheme of things, the demonstration was a success (once we successfully gained entry to the gymnasium where the demonstration was to be held) with many participants both from the children’s and adults’ class. We were happy to see so many visitors, and among them were journalists from two local newspapers – Nya Wermlandstidningen and Värmlands Folkblad.