From left: Jörgen, Yanlu & Peter
On the 17th of November the Swedish Federation held its national Dan grading examination for autumn 2013 in Skövde.
There was one person who tested for 3rd Dan and two people who tested for 2nd Dan. All passed their test.
Congratulations to Yanlu Wang, from Stockholm Södra Shibu, who passed his test for 3rd dan, and to Peter Thorvald, from Skövde Shibu, and Jörgen Andersson, Karlstad Studenters Shibu, who both passed their tests to 2 Dan.
Examiners who participated were Anders Pettersson, Boban Mladenovic, Per Lindblom & Arnaud Tiquet.
Finally the Swedish version of the new kamokuhyō (curriculum) is printed and available for purchase.
This version is the one that is effective from 1st of April 2013. There are three different kamokuhyō all of which include the training schedule and grading criteria for all different levels.
Kyūkenshi kamokuhyō is for beginners up to 1 dan, yudansha kamokuhyō contains training schedule and grading criteria for 2 dan up to 6 dan, and the shōnen kamokuhyō is for children (under 13) and includes training schedule and grading criteria up to 1 dan for children.
Branches can order from the Swedish Federation and all version are sold for 50 SEK.
During the weekend of the 2nd to 3rd of November, the Karlstad Shibu organised a gasshuku (training camp) in Karlstad. There was training on Saturday and Sunday and there were participants from most of the Swedish Shorinji Kemp branches, as well as two participants from Finland..
The instructors for the weekend was Karlstad Shibu’s Shibu-chō, Anders Pettersson Daikenshi 6 Dan, and Karlstads Studenter’s Shibu-chō, Åke Olsson Seikenshi 5 Dan.
Anders-sensei receives the inkajō (certificate) for 6th dan from Onishi-sensei.
The Swedish Shorinji Kempo Federation’s president and shibu-chō in Karlstad Shibu, Anders Pettersson-sensei is currently in Japan, and on Friday the 22nd of February he graded to rokudan (6 dan).
Anders is the first Swedish person obtain this high degree. The grading test was held at hombu (headquarters), that is located in Tadotsu in Japan, and the examiners were Onishi-sensei and Kawashima-sensei. Anders did the grading test together with his friend since many years John McCulloch, who is shibu-chō in Toronto, Canada.
Steve Williams-sensei, shibu-chō of Harrow Shibu in England, visited Karlstad together with a number of members from Harrow
Shorinji Kempo Karlstad Shibu had visitors from England and organised a small gasshuku, here is a short report from that weekend.
Over the weekend of 9th to 10th of February, we once again had a visit from Harrow Shibu. Steve Williams and an additional four kenshi from England visited and we organised a small gasshuku (training camp). The British flew to the Arlanda (Stockholm) airport, took a rental car to Karlstad and arrived on Friday afternoon. On Friday night it was pizza and Shorinji Kempo video at Anders house.
We had practice from 10:00 to 16:30 on both Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the members from Harrow and from our own branch we also had four members from Skövde Shibu that participated. On the Sunday we had the honour to have two members from Karlstad Studenters Shibu including Åke Olsson-sensei. Continue reading
Another report from the Shorinji Kempo Karlstad Shibu’s home page. Karlstad’s shibu-chō as well as the federation’s president, Anders Pettersson, went to England for a few days and visited Steve Williams, shibu-chō in Harrow Shibu. There was obviously some training when the United Kingdom Shorinji Kempo Federation (UKSKF) organized a couple of events. It was a half-day for yūdansha (black belts) in Acton, where the instructors for the day was Steve Wiliams and our own Anders Pettersson.
On the Sunday they had a one day gasshuku (training camp) in Peterborough, where the teaching also was made by Maehara-sensei, 7 dan seihanshi and also an official WSKO instructor. Continue reading
Christer and Simon practice during the camp in Gothenburg
Here is a report from Shorinji Kempo Karlstad Shibu’s home page about the training camp that was held in Gothenburg in January.
During the weekend of January 12 to 13 there was a Gasshuku (training camp) in Gothenburg, that was focused on embu, but there were also a lot of time for seihō. We were five kenshi from Karlstad who went down to Gothenburg early on Saturday morning. It was Christer, Alva, Simon Pelle and Anders.
On the 31 of March there was a national Dan Examination in Karlstad.
It started at 10.00 with the written test and then the technical test followed , which took almost three hours.
After the grading there was also time for feedback where everyone was informed on what was good and what they need to focus on trying to improve.
There were four people who tested for Nidan (2 Dan) and one who tested for Sandan (3 Dan).
A big Congratulations! to those who passed their grading test:
Pontus Haglund, Stockholm Södra Shibu
Mats Arling, Bromma Shibu
Peter Spångberg, Bromma
Joakim Englander, Göteborg Shibu
Kenneth Svedlund, Stockholms Studenter Shibu
During the weekend of 18-19 February there was a yudansha gasshuku (training camp for dan grades). The camp was also open to ikkyū (1 kyū) who had permission from their shibu-chō. Instructors for the camp were Anders Pettersson, daikenshi 5 dan and Åke Olsson, seikenshi 5 dan, shibu-chō of Karlstads Studenter Shibu.
Over the weekend, 4 to 5 February we had a small gasshuku (training camp) with our friends from Harrow shibu in England. In addition to a number of members in Karlstad Shibu and then of course our visitors from Harrow, there were another two branches represented over the weekend. Karlstads Studenter Shibu had their shibu-chō Åke Olsson attending on Saturday, and Jörgen Andersson on both days. Skövde was represented on Sunday by Peter Thorvald.