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As part of the commemoration of Shorinji Kempo’s 70th anniversary, the 2017 Shorinji Kempo World Taikai in California, USA was held on July 30, 2017 at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, California, USA.

Representatives from 22 countries proudly held their nation’s flag, and kenshi from 16 countries performed embu in the Competition, Exhibition, and, Theme Exhibition divisions.

Please find the results for the Competition division attached.

Kenshi from Auckland Central Branch and North Shore Branch were invited to perform an embu demonstration at the 2017 Japan Day festival of Japanese culture held at The Cloud Events Centre, Queens Wharf, Auckland on 26th February 2017. The event is an annual celebration hosted by The Japanese Society of Auckland and the Consulate –General of Japan in Auckland. The event features Japanese martial arts, cuisine, art , music , dance and popular culture .

Kenshi from both branches had been preparing embus for about a month prior to the event and it was a great opportunity to show to the Auckland public a wide variety of embus including Dantai ( group embu) , senior men and women performing paired embu and  shakujo embu as well as  children demonstrating basic techniques. It was good to see a number of minarai kenshi who were prepared to demonstrate Tenchken Dai Ikkai in front of a large crowd. We wanted to show that Shorinji Kempo is a martial art which appeals to men , women and children of all ages. The demonstration was well received and as a result we received enquiries from people who were interested in joining Shorinji Kempo.

The participants in the demonstration were:

Steve Young and Takeyuki Morita ( Auckland Central branch ) performing an embu with tanto ( knife) .

Manuel Agbayani and Nathaniel Changco ( Auckland Central branch) performing a paired embu.

Sean McIlvride ( North Shore branch) and Takeyuki Morita ( Auckland Central branch) demonstrating some basic goho and juho techniques slowly and fast.

Rob Burnett , Junior Paepaerei and Sean McIlvride ( North Shore Branch) demonstrating shakujo in single and pair form.

Jarrod Moreton and Nick Howdle  ( North Shore branch ) kyu kenshi performing a paired embu.

Kazuko Noichi and Kanae Atsumi ( Auckland Central branch) performing a paired embu.

Minarai kenshi performing a group embu demonstrating basic techniques.

50th Anniversary of the Indonesian Shorinji Kempo Federation

It was a pleasure to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Indonesian Shorinji Kempo Federation. In order to commemorate this special year, Study Session, Special Grading Examination and memorial events were held in Jakarta, Indonesia. In the reception on the first day we welcomed about 30 people from the Indonesian Federation, including Mr. Ginandjar Kartasasmita, as well as 5 people from Japan, including WSKO President, Ms. Yuuki So, Director Urata, and Secretary-General Kawashima.

A training camp was held on the second day. The WSKO President delivered a congratulatory address, conferred a letter of appreciation and presented some mementos. 500 kenshi attended the training camp and 100 kenshi took Special Grading Examinations.

On the last day of the training camp, Secretary-General Kawashima gave instruction to all attendees, and Director Urata gave Dan Certificates.

For the 50th anniversary event, about 500 people, as well as the Minister of Youth and Sport, were invited. It began with a colorful opening, and then while drums were being played several young kenshi displayed musical instrument performances and conducted Enbu demonstrations.




Date   Event
February 3(Wed) Reception
February 4(Thu) Training Camp(Special Grading Examination)
February 5(Fri) Training Camp(Special Grading Examination)
February 6(Sat) Training Camp(re-examinations, general instruction, certification awarding ceremony), Indonesian Shorinji Kempo Federation 50th anniversary event


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December 16, 2015

Regarding the Synchronized Terror Attacks in Paris, France

We would like to offer our sincerest condolences for those who lost their lives as a result of the synchronized terror attacks in central Paris, France on November 13th.
We have received a report that, at present, none of the kenshi of the France Federation were harmed. However, we express our deepest regret that such a great number of sinless individuals passed away.
We pray that the grief of the bereaved family members and other related individuals of the deceased will be relieved as soon as possible.

World Shorinji Kempo Organization

November 19, 2015


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:

Instructor Branch
Toni Gómez, Francisco Muñoz Shokema
Ángel D. Pacheco Biznaga
Norberto Criado Mulhacén
José Ángel Brao Generalife
Juan García Malaka
Rogelio Casero Axarquía