Finishing up in Osaka our next stop was Tadotsu, Kagawa for the Shorinji Kempo International Study Session (Aug 27-29 inclusive) at Hombu.
We arrived in Marugame around noon on Aug 26 and those of us who were not participating in gradings had the opportunity to visit the major historical sites of Shorinji Kempo in Tadotsu.
|Kongo Zen shrine|
|Olsson sensei (Sweden) and Williams sensei (UK) try some moves in Kaiso's original dojo|
|Waiting for the Ikkaku magic!|
|US Federation members mid-feast!|
|Onogi sensei (ouch!)|
|Yamasaki sensei - ryu nage|
|Kawashima sensei explains...|
|With Peter Monk sensei (New Zealand) - a pioneer of WSKO|
|With Johan Frendin (Sweden) who successfully passed his 5th dan exam despite a battle with major illness. Get well soon Johan - you are GREAT!|
|Getting ready to party!|
|"And if you buy one now we'll give you this second one absolutely free!" Helping (?) Uebayashi-san at the concession stand.|
Thank you to all the Hombu staff for all their hard work (and patience!) in hosting this fabulous event.