September 30, 2014

My time at Toronto Branch - Takuya Shimakura

Takuya Shimakura (3rd dan) at Toronto Branch (front row, 3rd from right)
We were fortunate to have Mr. Takuya Shimakura (3rd dan) from the Osaka region train with us throughout September 2014.  We all greatly enjoyed having him spend time with us.

Following his visit he sent us this kind note:


I had great time in Toronto Branch.

It is very interesting for me to practice in abroad. At first, I was little nervous. But this feeling has faded away soon because Toronto Branch's people are very kind and sociable.

And I could improve not only my Shorinji Kempo skill but also English skill. I'm going to extend this knowledge around the world in the future.

I really appreciate your favor. I never forget you. If I had opportunity to visit Toronto again, I'll never fail to go Toronto Branch.

Thank you very much.

PS. Finally I could see Aurora in Whitehorse!!


Takuya Shimakura
Kwansei Gakuin University
Koshien Shibu

Grading success!

L to R: Rafael (6th kyu), Daryl (4th kyu), Yayoi (6th kyu) & Max (5th kyu)
Toronto kenshi have been successful in recent kyu examinations:
  • Daryl passed his 4th kyu exam on September 22, 2014.
  • Max passed his 5th kyu exam on September 22, 2014.
  • Yayaoi and Rafael passed their 6th kyu exams on September 17, 2014.
Well done and keep training hard for the next level!