Also this post will be in English only as most readers are multinational and I'm completely knocked down by a fever, so no extra energy lurking. Sorry Finnish readers!
Bromma Day 1
Bromma Day 2
Bromma Day 3
Bromma Evening Gala
Kaihoko Masayuki sensei, Shorinji Kempo International Instructor (Kokusai Shidoin), 7th Dan Seihanshi, Doincho of the Yamagata Tendo Doin
Fujii Shogo sensei, Shorinji Kempo International Instructor (Kokusai Shidoin), 7th Dan Seihanshi, Betsuincho of the Tokyo Otsuka Doin
Ilahduttavaa oli nähdä myös vanhempi setämieheni treenin parissa monta tuntia. Hänen fysiikkansa ei ole sitä tähän malliin sallinut moneen vuoteen
Leirillä on n. 70 osallistujaa, joista yli 10% on tyttöjä - hyvä me!
Tämä tyttö on sellainen, että tuntuu, että hänet olisin tuntenut paljon pidempään... Vaikka tämä on itseasiassa vasta toinen kohtaamisemme.
Other organising is also very smooth.
Kaihoko sensei in the group 3rd dan and above on the first day, was excellent. What will I remember in the future? Well, at least that in embus, one should always have the elbows in front of the body (common mistake) and focus on withdrawing the leg faster - even though it's a lot tougher for europeans than the Japanese... Also, try to focus on absorbing the other person's energy, so you become one in the embu. That's a good point. Certainly some things to consider in our Wednesday morning sessions with uncle Timo where we practise our embu to the Lisbon Taikai.
I have kind of accepted the fact that there's going to be a day when I will be able to train on a Shorinji Kempo camp... But that might not come for a few years yet... It's utterly terrible to watch these people have fun, to learn, to sweat and not be able to join, even as much as I could have with the boy being with me... Well... There's always Lisbon, right?