On Wednesday, 14th of December, we had a “try out” activity for students in the school “Folkuniversitetets gymnasieskola” (a local High School), they had a day with physical activities and the students could choose to do many different things, among one was Shorinji Kempo.
The day was divided into two parts with one session in the morning and one session after lunch. The idea was to give the students an opportunity to try some Shorinji Kempo, but the focus was not so much on teaching specific Shorinji Kempo techniques, but rather more to try a little self-defence and get the opportunity to try practice punches and kicks to mits and do (torso protectors). We also emphasized that one of the most important aspects of self-defense is not so much about punching, kicking, or throwing, but more about not being in the wrong place, not to walk home alone, etc.
There were thirteen girls in morning session and six in the afternoon session.