May-Day Bank Holiday Mixed Martial Arts Seminar 2018

Dear All.

Gassho.

Our Shōrinji Kenpō dojos have the pleasure of inviting you to attend a multiple style martial arts weekend.

The venue will (probably dependant upon numbers) be at our Gregg School dojo venue – Townhill Park House, Southampton, SO18 3RR.

Technical training will take place in the historic walnut-panelled Main Hall (originally Lord Swaythling’s Music Room).
The Townhill Park house venue has a bar – (yes you did just read that right – our dojo venue has a bar in it !!!) and lounge facilities, and the house is set in 23 acres of grounds housing the historic Gertrude Jekyll gardens.

The weekend will feature multiple style art tuition by selected visiting senior grade instructors.

Confirmed so far as the instructor’s panel are:

Hanshi Steve Barnett, 10th Dan, Goshin Ryu Ju-jitsu.
Dai Sifu Chris Parker, 9th Duan, Hung Leng Kuen Kung Fu.
Si Gung Tim Kendall, 8th Duan, Hung Leng Kuen Kung Fu.
Sensei Gary Don, 7th Dan, Judo.
Sensei Martin Folan, 6th Dan, Kickboxing Budo.
Sensei Les Mitchell, 6th Dan, Juko Ryu Jujitsu.
Sensei Adrian Starr, 4th Dan, Shōrinji Kenpō.

All of this will be set in the backdrop of a beautiful English stately home and gardens.

Training Timetable:

May 4th (Friday) – Training 18:00hrs – 21:00hrs

Reception – The Crown Inn Highfield, SO17 1QE 9pm – 11pm.

May 5th (Saturday):

07:30 – 8:00 – Breakfast/Registration Hall set up and pre-seminar admin.
08:00 – 16:00hrs – training schedule to be confirmed.
16:00 – 16:45 – Closing admin First day final group photo.

Saturday evening social event – details to be confirmed.

May 6th (Sunday):

08:30 – 09:00 Breakfast/Registration and pre seminar admin.
09:00 – 15:00hrs training schedule to be confirmed.
15:15 – 15:30 -Closing admin second day final group photo.
15:30 – ‘Till whenever we finish all the work and the beer … Dojo pack up work party – then farewell drinks at the Townhill Park House (dojo) bar – “The Doshin So’s Arms” – our traditional Japanese watering hole serving Sawanotsuru sake & Asahi beer.

Post Seminar beer and bruise competition- Sunday night – The Crown Inn Highfield, SO17 1QE 7pm – 11pm.

All martial artists from any style are welcome as long as they leave their egos and political agendas at the door.

Please publicize via your websites/Facebook pages/twitter accounts etc.

Cost is £90 (cash on the day is preferable or single club/style cheque) – this covers all costs – there are no hidden extras.

Includes all food, breakfast, lunch, snacks and soft drinks/water/sake/beer.

Limited floor sleep/homestay is available on request but we ask guests to sort out their own transport and accommodation please.

So that’s 17 hours top quality training + all the food you can eat + laughs and giggles for £90 … !

Partial attendance costs are also available upon request – let us know what you want and we’ll work something out (it’s about £8 per hour.)

We are limited to about 80 participating students at this event so it’s first come first served basis.

Kesshu.

Sensei Adrian Starr.

Pressure Point Seminar 2017

 

On Sunday the 19th of November, 2017, we invited Anthony Pillage, a highly regarded pressure points expert, to teach a seminar at the Gregg School venue. Unsurprisingly we had a large turnout from our club and from our friends at the Hung Leng Kuen Kung Fu club. Mr Pillage was an engaging and highly knowledgeable instructor; even after 4 hours of training and quite a lot of pain, we had only scratched the surface of his repertoire.

If you missed out on this event and want to know more about Anthony Pillage’s speciality, his DVD sets The Meridian Attack System and Forbidden are available for purchase here, as well as his book Breaking Bob, which details his journey with cancer.

The event was great fun, and we wish Mr Pillage the best of luck in his battle against cancer, and hope to see him again soon.

Summer Camp 2017

This year’s Shorinji Kempo Organisation summer camp was a resounding success.

Lasting from the 1st to the 3rd of September, everyone had three full days of training and drinking followed by a grading.

Drunken Kempo followed late into every night…

But everyone managed to get up early every morning.

And by the end of the last day, through a lot of blood, sweat and tears, we had two new yellow belts, three new brown belts, and two new black belts!

Good work!

Pressure Point Seminar

Gassho.

You are all invited to attend a nerve point seminar in Southampton on Sunday 19th November 2017 from 10:30 – 14:30hrs.

It is a fund raiser with all proceeds going to help the instructor in his ongoing fight against cancer.

The instructor will be the one and only Anthony Sean Pillage.

A self-description:
“Pillages Maximus: crocodile wrestler: DJ; martial artist; cancer survivor; author; ruggedly handsome Owner-Chief Instructor at Way of the Spiritual Warrior Martial Arts School – Coventry.”


Anthony Pillage is one of the best known pressure point instructors in the UK.
His quirky and enthusiastic teaching style coupled with some completely innovative teaching methods means he is constantly in demand for seminars in the UK, Europe and even America.
Anthony holds a Master Instructorship under the late Grandmaster Richard Bustillo and is a published author, writer and has appeared regularly on TV and radio.
His DVD set The Meridian Attack System has been highly acclaimed both by members of the martial arts community and internationally known instructors.
Forbidden, his second DVD set was also highly acclaimed.
He is an inductee in the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2012 and 2013
Seni Martial Artist of the Year 2010
Recognised as a Pioneer of Martial Arts by the Worldwide Council for Martial Arts 2013
World Of Martial Arts TV Personality of the Year
Coventry Sporting Hero 2014
Lifetime Achievement Award Martial Arts Illustrated Magazine 2014. In Oct 2014 he was diagnosed with cancer leading to a massive operation, radiotherapy and eventually a stroke. A month later he climbed Mount Vesuvius. His book Breaking Bob about his journey with cancer was published in 2016.

Put simply this is one not to miss.

Costs:
£20 per attendee

Venue will be confirmed as soon as possible – there will be a social event at a local pub serving food afterwards.

Kesshu.