On the weekend ofAugust 2nd to 3rd there was a big celebration thatShorinji Kempo have been practised in the UKfor 40 yearsand theSwedishShorinjiKempo Federation was representedby AndersPettersson6 danand AlexTilly5dan. On the Saturday there was a demonstration at the ShawTheatre as well as commemorative dinner to celebrate the 40 year of Shorinji Kempo in the UK. On the Sunday there was a full day of excellent training with several senior instructors like Aosaka-sensei 8 dan, Kawashima-sensei 7 dan, Mukaida-sensei 7 dan, Idoie-sensei 7 dan as well as some additional younger instructors from hombu. The training session had participants from the UK, Sweden, Japan, France, Italy,Germany, Finland, the Netherlandsand Portugal.
HereisthedemonstrationthatAndersandAlex made at theShaw Theatreinconjunctionwiththe festivities.
Three days ofintense trainingwith Aosaka–sensei 8 dandaihanshiand his assistantDidierCamp-sensei 6 danwasone of the summer‘s highlights. Visby Shibu and Stockholm Södra Shibu was the organizers and60 participantsfromSweden, France, Finland, Switzerland, Germany, England andPolandparticipated.Continue reading →
JohanFrendinsensei,5th dan sadly passed away earlyon Monday morningaftera long and hardbattle with cancer. Johanfounded Göteborg Shibu (Gothenburg)and wasfor many years one of the driving forces and inspiringpractitioners ofSwedishShorinji Kempo. We rememberJohan’s great enthusiasm,his humour, self-distanceandpowerful techniques. Alwayscurious,alwaysopen to newperspectives andat the same timeconfident in hisown way.During the longfight against the cancerJohanshowedamental strengthso great that all of us around him was amazed. On his wayback after the brainsurgery Johan practised with such determinationandintense persistence that the doctorsdid not thinkit was possible.But since the brain isneeded tobe able tofight anditwasthis part of his body that was attacked by the cancer we eventually lostour belovedJohan.
You taught us a lotandwe will always rememberandmiss you.
Shorinji Kempo Stockholm Södra’s instructors group (almost all) participated in a training camp in Paris with Aosaka sensei 8 dan Daihanshi. Here we can see Aosaka-sensei throwing Alex with sode maki gaeshi. The others looks happy to see how easy Alex to fly a rug. Continue reading →
We have just received information from hombu regarding the instructors who will come to our Unity kōshukai (or “SHORINJI KEMPO UNITY STUDY SESSION – Sweden 2014” which is the official name is) in the end of May.
It will be Kiyoshi MAKINO sensei, daihanshi 9 dan, former fuku daihyō (vice-chairperson) of Kongo Zen Shorinji Sohonzan and doin-chō for Nishijin Dōin in Kyoto. Apart from Makino-sensei we will also have Takashi OSAWA sensei, seihanshi 7 dan. Osawa-sensei is betsuin-chō for Tokyo Betsuin, Kongo Zen Shorinji Sohonzan and doin-chō for Shakujii Higashi and Tokyo Otsuka Dōin.
On Thursday the 13th of February Shorinji Kempo Karlstad Shibu had a visit from TV4 Värmland (TV4 is a national channel, but also have regional news), which had picked up on the fact that Anders-sensei has been nominated for the Traditional Practitioner of the Year Award at the 2014 Swedish Martial Arts Gala. The clip was aired in the local news the day after. (clip usually have a short advertisement first)
Here is a translation of what is said in the clip:
Retiring and new Shibu-chō in Skövde, Anders & Peter
The Swedish Federation Board recently sent in the application to WSKO hombu that Peter Thorvald would take over as the new Shibu-chō (Branch Master) in Skövde Shibu after Anders Pettersson.
On January the 28, we got the official letter from WSKO Hombu that Peter Thorvald have been approved by hombu and are now Shibu-chō in Skövde. Anders Pettersson will continue to be Kantoku (coach) for Skövde Shibu.
A few weeks ago a decision to adopt a new official Swedish translation of Seiku, Seigan & Shinjō was taken a the recent board meeting of the Swedish Federation last Sunday the decision was settled. The work on a new translation has been made in connection with the Swedish translation of the Shorinji Kempo Tokuhon, which we hope will go to print relatively soon. Continue reading →
Viktor perform embu with Miyagawa-sensei at a big embu competition
Viktor, from Stockholm Södra, seikenshi 4th dan, has just returned home after one year of training in Shakujii dōin in Tokyo under the instruction of Sanada-sensei, 7 dan. In the past year in Japan, the training has focused a lot ont kihon, embu and randori. He has also managed to participate in a competition once, done demonstration before a competition, participated in the World Taikai seminar in Osaka and Hombu, and visited several student taikai (competition). Viktor have learned many new things from Sanada-sensei and Miyagawa-sensei, and they have been instructed by Aosaka-sensei in Paris to teach him thoroughly so that he can take these experiences with him back home to Sweden and contribute to the development of Shorinji Kempo. Continue reading →