Lucas Carrascosa. Lucas(youngest black belt in New Zealand for Shorinji Kempo) and his father Juan represented New Zealand in the first dan black belt embu competitions and came sixth. It was an amazing experience for them with seven thousand people in the arena watching the event and the largest number of competitors being from within…Read More
Struggling in the heat of 37 degrees, the team found the Japan summer difficult conditions, but all really enjoyed the opportunity to be part of an international event. The thirteen strong group (Eight left from Auckland together, three came from New Plymouth, and two others met in Osaka) went to Japan for 15 days and…Read More
It was another hot day in Japan. During the day we enjoyed sightseeing in Osaka area but there is no reason we wouldn’t train the same day. We visited Asahi Doin(branch) at night. Under the guidance of Sato sensei and Tai sensei we practiced our own techniques. After the formal training a pair of young…Read More
Eight members left from Auckland together trained at Yotsuya doin in Tokyo, that is one of member Rachel’s old dojo.
Every year the Auckland Japanese society holds the event known as Japan Day. Japan Day is a chance for Aucklanders to experience a piece of Japanese culture and foods. Shorinji Kempo took a stall at this event at the Auckland Show grounds where we did demonstrations on matts all day and we did a performance…Read More