One day training seminar – Hōkei

Dear All,

Gassho.

You are kindly invited to attend another one of our one-day seminars on Saturday 18th of August. As usual, the seminar will take place in the Sway dojo from 9h00 to 16h00. This time the theme is Hōkei.

Hōkei 法形 can be translated as “form” or “pattern”. When talking about form, one often thinks of kata 型 that is used by many other budō 武道. The second character (kanji) in hōkei can also be read as kata, but it isn’t the same kanji as the one that is most often used for “kata” in other budō. The meaning of “kata” and “hōkei” is similar, but there is a certain difference.

When one talks about hōkei, one usually think of forms that are done in single form. In Shorinji Kempo, there are of course also these type of forms, but the primary focus in Shorinji Kempo is pair-practice – kumite shutai, which is why so tai forms will also be practiced.

To be covered in the seminar:

  • Tanen hōkei – series of techniques in single form
  • Tenchi ken dai ikkei – dai rokkei (1-6)
  • Ryūō ken dai ikkei
  • Giwa ken dai ikkei, dai nikei (1, 2)
  • Byakuren ken dai ikkei
  • Kō manji ken (manji no kata)
  • Ryū no kata (gyaku gote tanen)

The cost is £10 per person, remember to bring your own packed lunch.

All are welcome,

Kesshu.

One-day training seminar – Randori / Unyoho

Dear all,

Gassho.

You are kindly invited to attend a one-day training seminar on Saturday the 21st of July.

The Seminar will be held at the Sway Dojo, from 9h00 to 16h00, and it will be focused on the realistic application of the technical syllabus in a free-flowing attack response sequence.

The cost is £10 per person, but remember to bring your own packed lunch.

All are welcome,

Kesshu.

 

 

Weapons and Mixed Style Seminar

Dear All.

Gassho.

You are invited to attend a mixed style seminar in London on Saturday the 7th of July. The seminar will be held at the Heston Community Sports Centre – TW5 0QZ. It runs from 1-5pm, and will include instructors from Hung Leng Kuen Kung Fu, Shentie, Shōrinji Kenpō and Jui Jitsu.

1-3pm will consist of a weaponry seminar for all ages, including Chinese broadsword, spear/staff, nunchucks and tanto (Japanese knife defence).

From 3-5pm is a mixed seminar for 14+ only, which will be taught in turn by the respective styles that are present.

The seminar will be followed by drinks and food at Indian Gym Khana in Osterley.

All are welcome to attend.

Kesshu.

July 1st – Grading

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Dear All,

Gassho.

Tomorrow Sunday 1st of July a grading will take place for all ranks up to 3rd kyu blue belt at the Gregg School Dojo, from 12h30 to 15h00.

Remember the following prerequisites apply for the grades:

  • White-yellow: 3 months/20 sessions
  • Yellow-green: 3 months/20 sessions
  • Green-blue: 6 months/40 sessions/1 seminar

To get ready for the grading, there will be a crammer session from 10am to 12 midday at the same place. Bring your own packed lunch!

Kesshu.

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

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.