Anders-sensei Graded to Junhanshi

Anders receives inkajō for Junhanshi from Kawashima-sensei.
Anders receives inkajō for Junhanshi from Kawashima-sensei.

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.

Junhanshi is the hōkai rank (philosophy rank, see explanation about the grading system here) that comes between 6th & 7th Dan. The test consist of a written essay and and interview on subjects on Shorinji Kempo’s philosophy Kongo Zen.

Anders receives inkajō for Junhanshi from Kawashima-sensei.
Anders receives inkajō for Junhanshi from Kawashima-sensei.
From the left; Calvin Lo (UK) who passed his test for Seikenshi 4 Dan, Ohsawa-sensei Kancho of Kongo Zen Sohonzan Shorinji, Anders and Naoki Shimizu (Japan) who passed his test for 6 Dan.
From the left; Calvin Lo (UK) who passed his test for Seikenshi 4 Dan, Ohsawa-sensei Kancho of Kongo Zen Sohonzan Shorinji, Anders and Naoki Shimizu (Japan) who passed his test for 6 Dan.
Anders together with Arai-sensei, Daihanshi 9 dan, former president of the Japanese Federation.
Anders together with Arai-sensei, Daihanshi 9 dan, former president of the Japanese Federation.
Anders together with Kawashima-sensei, Seihanshi 8 dan, current president of the Japanese Federation and General Secretary of WSKO.
Anders together with Kawashima-sensei, Seihanshi 8 dan, current president of the Japanese Federation and General Secretary of WSKO.

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