This year marked the first time that ShorinjiKempo was demonstrated to the public in this festival. Other budo also showed their skills to the public, including karate-do, kendo, aikido, iaido and judo.
The ShorinjiKempo demonstration consisted of showing elements of a regular class (meditation, warm-up, basics, pairform exercises, breakfalls) followed by group embu, women's self-defense, hokei (techniques) and kumi embu (pairform technical sequences).
The event served as a good occasion for ShorinjiKempo members to train together and for informing the public about the nature of our art.
Photos from the event are shown below.