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 the itinerary included a visit to the headquarters of this martial art in Tadotsu, Kagawa ken on Shikoku, after attending the main event in Osaka.