March 25 & 26, 2006
9th All-Japan High School Shorinji Kempo Taikai
For two days on March 25th and 26th, 2006, the 9th All-Japan High School Shorinji Kempo Taikai was held at the headquarters of the Shorinji Kempo Federation in Tadotsu, Kagawa of Japan. 670 high school students from 206 high schools in Japan participated in this event. The number of participants recorded the highest this year.
The embu categories were: female paired embu, female solo embu, female group embu, male paired embu, male solo embu, and male group embu.
The opening ceremony was held on the 25th, followed by speech contest and preliminary of the embu categories. Twelve individuals/pairs/groups were chosen for the finals.
On the second day of the Taikai, judges gave the participants their comments and give technical advises after the final round. Participated high school students reviewed the techniques in details with the instructors for improvement towards the next Taikai.
All-Japan High School Shorinji Kempo Taikai consists of two sections; embu section and speech contest. Miss Eiko Kawaguchi, Kyoto Girls High School, gave her speech on "How I should live in this age" and won the first prize.
Female paired Embu
1. Satomi Nakamura & Masayo Koyama, Orin High School, Chiba Pref.
2. Rinako Nanabe & Kasumi Shiokawa, Niizu Minami High School, Niigata Pref.
3. Miho Sato & Chiho Haruki, Fukuyama High School, Hiroshima Pref.
Female solo Embu
1. Ai Takada, Murakami Sakuragaoka HS, Niigata Pref.
2. Manami Kawasaki, Hashimoto HS, Wakayama Pref.
3. Maiko Yusaku, Arima HS, Kanagawa Pref.
Female group Embu
1. Osaka Fukushima Girls HS, Osaka Pref.
2. Niizu Minami HS, Niigata Pref.
3. Goshogawara Daiichi HS, Aomori Pref.
Male paired Embu
1. Naoya Hamanishi & Seiichi Taki, Hotoku Gakuen HS, Hyogo Pref.
2. Yudai Nakata & Eizo Mizokawa, Hotoku Gakuen HS, Hyogo Pref.
3. Motohiro Kono & Hisataka Urimoto, Himeji Shogyo HS, Hyogo Pref.
Male solo Embu
1. Ryo Kato, Orin HS, Chiba Pref.
2. Motoki Harada, Hotoku Gakuen HS, Hyogo Pref.
3. Hiroshi Saiki, Hiroshima Johoku HS, Hiroshima Pref.
Male group Embu
1. Hotoku Gakuen HS, Hyogo Pref.
2. Waseda Jitsugyo HS, Tokyo Pref.
3. Orin HS, Chiba Pref.
1. Eiko Kawaguchi, Kyoto Girls HS, Kyoto Pref.
2. Mika Inada, Tanabe Shogo HS, Wakayama Pref.
3. Mami Suzuki, Odawara HS, Kanagawa Pref.