October 10, 2005
2005 Shorinji Kempo International Taikai in FUKUI
2005 Shorinji Kempo International Taikai in FUKUI was held at Sundome Fukui, Fukui Prefecture of Japan, participated by 2,650 kenshi of 542 Japanese branches and 186 kenshi of 48 non-Japanese branches, 2,836 people of 590 branches in total. Nearly 12,000 people entered the hall.
The second round of the Japan's domestic preliminaries of the Competition Section and some of the categories of the Presentation Section were given from 8:50 am.
The Opening Ceremony of the International Taikai started at 11:00 with various embu demonstrations by the members of the Fukui Shorinji Kempo Federation. After the light was down in the hall, child kenshi held out a light in their hands one by one, making large twin circles in the center of the arena.
Mr. Juichi Yoshikawa, Japanese celebrated calligrapher, demonstrated his calligraphy. Japanese words for "Strength to Live" and "Courage to Love" were written on two cloths of 16 meters long each. The art works were hung from the ceiling of the hall.
Participants then marched into the arena with the unified mark on their chest of dogi, following each national flag, Australia, Brazil, Canada... counting 21 countries.
After the embu competition, students of Fukui Jinai Girls' School presented a performance of their marching band. Another event "Rakan Renken" was attended by WSKO kenshi and Japanese young kenshi performing embu together.
Lastly it was announced that the next host country of the International Taikai is Indonesia. Indonesian Federation President Timbul Thomas Lubis was handed the flag of the World Shorinji Kempo Organization by the WSKO President.
There was also a charity sale outside the hall to help Shorinji Kempo Kenshi in Banda Aceh who became victims of the tsunami and the earthquake occurred off the Coast of Sumatera Island late last year.
Indonesian Fed. President Lubis receiving WSKO flag
Mr. Toshitsugu Misaki, Chairman of the Board of the Fukui Shorinji Kempo Federation
Mr. John McCulloch, Toronto Branch Master, receving Shorinji Kempo Group Award for the branch's social contribution
List of Award Winners of the 2005 International Taikai in FUKUI
Men 4th Dan & Above
1. Toshiyuki Nakagomi & Michiomi Nakagomi, Fukuyama Minami Branch, Japan
2. Noboru Takeda & Keiji Fujita,Setagata Branch, Japan
3. Kenichi Shirakawa & Hideki Hayashi, Koiso Gakuen & Hiroyuki Shimada, Nihon Univ. Fujisawa High School, Japan
4. Cailey Barker & Joe B. Collis, Covent Garden Branch, U.K.
5. Tetsuyasu Uekuma & Yukihiro Miyata, South Bay Branch U.S.A.
6. Frederic Anscombre, La Clef Branch & Didier Camp, Viry-Chatillon Branch, France
Men 3rd Dan
1. Kenichi Kawata & Kazuya Masumoto & Yuki Hagino, Ottemon Gakuin Univ., Japan
2. Norio Ito, Masaaki Sato & Tadahiko Akagi, Fukuyama Minami Branch, Japan
3.,Tatsuro Yamauchi & Tetsuya Ono, Doshisha Univ., Japan
4. Alexander F.Tilly & Viktor Karlholm, Stockholm Sodra Branch, Sweden
5. Ryuta Saka & Yusuke Sakurai, Silicon Valley Branch, U.S.A.
6. Nuno Ribeiro Fernandes & Diogo Da Costa Sousa, Oriental Branch, Portugal
Men 2nd Dan
1. Yasuhito Nakamura & Takanori Ohara, Orin High School, Japan
2. Daichi Chiba, Tohoku Fukushi Univ. & Yoshihiro Tsuda, Aoba Branch, Japan
3. Marco Marchetti & Massimiliano Fazio, Messina Branch, Italy
4. Nobuhito Shiina & Toshihiko Endo, Yokoshiba Keiai High School, Japan
5. Vinicius Vercoza Viana & Rodrigo Iuppen, Downtown Porto Alegre Branch, Brazil
6. Vincenzo Labriola & Francesco Vietri, Roma Branch, Italy
Men 1st Dan
1. Koji Matsumoto & Yuta Eguchi, Otsu Shogyo High School, Japan
2. Achmad Faisal & Jumris, Indonesian Federation, Indonesia
3. Kazunori Yamaguchi & Ryuichi Shishido, Tokyo Uni. of Agriculture, Japan
4. Kenta Kadoya & Atsushi Mochizuki, Toin Gakuen High School, Japan
5. Sergio Ricardo Gaspar & Manuel Rebelo Santos, Oriental Branch, Portugal
6. Adriano Cardoso Pereira & Ricardo Manuel Antunes, Olivais Branch, Portugal
Men Kyu Kenshi
1 RILANDO ARIYANGGA, MASUDI. Indonesian Federation Indonesia
2. Takahiro Fujiwara & Yukihiro Yamaji, Rakuto Branch, Japan
3. Tsuyoshi Iwamoto & Miku Iwamoto, Shiga Konan Branch, Japan
4. Ryo Hirata & Keiichi Ishibashi, Shimonoseki Univ., Japan
5. Felix Lee & Ian Gorman, Mayfair Branch, U.K.
6. Roberto Assanti & Felice Yari Di, Roma Branch, Italy
Women 3rd Dan & Above
1. Fumiko Matsui & Kiyomi Kamiyama, Hakodate Univ., Japan
2. Tomoe Mizutani & Mako Oka & Akino Kishida, Kansai Univ. of Foreign Studies, Japan
3. Yuka Yamamoto & Yu Goto, Osaka Mihara Branch, Japan
4. Sulistyana & Theresia Yuliastutyninigsin, Indonesian Federation, Indonesia
5. Letizia Sculli Messina Torrenova Branch & Angela Zucco, Messina Branch, Italy
Women 2nd Dan
1. Rika Okaji & Miwako Tokunaga & Seina Yoshimatsu, Osaka Univ., Japan
2. Chie Goto & Ayaka Maekawa, Shiga Konan Branch, Japan
3. Kozue Nanato & Chie Sato, Hakodate Univ., Japan
4. Harumi Satou & Emi Satou, East Auckland Branch, New Zealand
5. Lovisa Johnson & Anna Hildebrand, Stockholms Studenter Branch, Sweden
Women 1st Dan
1. Natsuki Oe & Asuka Sarada, Tanabe Shogyo High School, Japan
2. Liliek Trihizrahwaty & Isse Saerah, Indonesian Federation Indonesia
3. Asuka Ishii & Tomomi Nakamura, Orin High School, Japan
4. Ayako Sato &Yuki Uchida, Tohoku Univ., Japan
5. Lisa Arpi & Malin Sefton,Karlstad Branch, Sweden
6.Shinobu Sumida & Heidi Chen,Silicon Valley Branch, U.S.A.
Women Kyu Kenshi
1. Asami Taniguchi & Kaori Ishihara, Otsu Shogyo High School, Japan
2. Aya Okano & Narie Kurabayashi, Tokyo Univ., Japan
3. Rimaniar & Oktaviani, Indonesian Federation, Indonesia
4. Rinako Tanabe & Kasumi Shiokawa, Shintsu Minami High School, Japan
5. Andreia Filipa Domingos & Maria Raquel Carrico, Oriental Branch, Portugal
6. Beatriz Gonzalez & Inmaculada Cerezo, Shokema Branch, Spain
Man & Woman Dan Holders
1. Masashi Uehara & Hiromi Habuchi, Ryukoku Uni. Japan
2. Nur Ali & Ronald Muery, Indonesian Federation Indonesia
3. Atsuhiko Ikeda & Yawae Aoyama, Osaka Sangyo Univ. Japan
4. Tsuyoshi Yamashita & Natsumi Matsumoto, Himeji Minami Branch, Japan
5. Cristina Maria Carrico & Carlos Eduardo Henriques, Oriental Branch, Portugal
6. Boy Adiwibowo & Lisa Adiwibodo, Indonesian Federation Indonesia
Man & Woman Kyu Kenshi
1. Novrialdi & Dery Fitri, Indonesian Federation, Indonesia
2. Takuya Sasaki & Norie Kurata, Musashi Univ., Japan
3. Shota Ishiguro & Mariko Takasaki, Seinan Gakuin Univ. Japan
4. Mikako Kobori & Tsukasa Goto, Rakuno Gakuen Univ. Japan
5. Colette Caggiano & Javier Soliz, Caltech Branch, U.S.A.
6. Christopher Jason Fraser & Jenni Rogers,Bristol Univ. Branch, U.K.