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Japan Day 2014

On the 23rd of February this year was the annual Japan Day event held at the ASB showground’s. Once again the Auckland branches came together to perform a demonstration. Unlike past years we had decided not to have a stand and just perform a demonstration. This year we were lucky to be allocated a peak…Read More

Lantern Festival 2014

Over the weekend of the 14-16th of February this year the Auckland branches came together to perform demonstrations at the Annual Lantern Festival held in Auckland’s Albert Park. The weather and atmosphere was lovely and with a great turnout, the crowd rivaled previous years in size. Our demonstration team did a wonderful job this year…Read More

Father and son represent New Zealand in Japan

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

World Shorinji Kempo TAIKAI in Japan

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

Training at Asahi Doin in Osaka

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