■November 19, 2015
SHOKEMA BRANCH ANNIVERSARY
The last 7th of November the Gasshuku of the 20th anniversary of the foundation of Shokema Association was held at Carranque sport center in Malaga.
The event took place from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm and it consisted in practice of chinkon gyo, kihon, goho and juho techniques by grade, randori and self defense.
The event counted with the participation of the next instructors:
|Toni Gómez, Francisco Muñoz||Shokema|
|Ángel D. Pacheco||Biznaga|
|José Ángel Brao||Generalife|
■November 16, 2015
The 7th Shorinji Kempo European Taikai (October 3, 2015)
Shorinji Kempo Unity Study Session (October 4, 2015)
■October 22, 2015
The 7th Shorinji Kempo European Taikai was held in Lisbon (Portugal) on October 3, 2015.
■September 15, 2015
We will be undergoing a renewal of the WSKO website to enrich its contents. Recently, we have begun to receive a great number of branch reports to be published on the website, and the contents of these reports are quite long. Therefore, we made the following changes to be a standard for publishing reports on the website.
• We will prioritize reports that include events at the federation, regional, and multi-branch levels. (We may ask you to publish reports of individual branches on your federation and branch websites.)
• The length of reports must be no longer than 300 words, or if in Japanese, no longer than 600 characters.
• The WSKO Secretariat will select pictures for publishing on the website.
■September 10, 2015
■September 10, 2015
On July 11-12, 2015, the Shorinji Kempo Unity hosted the Shorinji Kempo Unity study session in Coral Springs, Florida, the United States. We had 88 kenshi from America, Canada, and Japan participate. The instructor for this session was Kazuhiro Kawashima, Shorinji Kempo Unity International Instructor. Over the two days, we covered various items such as goho and juho based on the principles, applications of techniques with proctors, other techniques such as rakanappou, hokai lectures to learn Kongo Zen, practical seminars to improve as examiners and judges. We had two very productive and invaluable days.
The United States is a country with three time zones between the east and the west coasts, and it was a rare occasion that 30 branches gathered in one place together. We used this opportunity to hold a U.S. Federation Branch Master Meeting and Branch Master Qualification Certificate Seminar (7 individuals participated in the Qualification Certificate Seminar).
Prior to the study session, there was a special dan qualification examination conducted by Shorinji Kempo Unity, and 4 kenshi received their 4th dan certificates at the closing of the study session.
During the study session, we also had meetings concerning the World Taikai. This will be the first time the U.S. Federation will host a World Taikai. The Taikai will take place in 2017. More details will be available soon.
We thank the kenshi and the Branch Masters that joined us. We could not have a Study Session without them.
Also, we would like to express our gratitude to everyone in the South Florida branch who were so helpful with the event.
■June 16, 2015
Thank you for forwarding your activity reports to the WSKO website. At present our website is under renewal. Unfortunately, we are unable to receive any future reports until this renewal process is complete. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please bear with us for just a little while longer. We will let you know as soon as the website renewal is complete, so we can again receive and publish your reports.
Please note that articles received by WSKO already, will soon be uploaded. Again we thank you for your patience in this matter.