February 14, 2006

Toronto Godorenshu Feb. 13, 2006

Kenshi from Toronto Branch, Eglinton Branch and North York Branch gathered at the Toronto Branch on the evening of February 13, 2006 for a Godorenshu (group training session).

The main focus of the Godorenshu was studying the technique of Kazumi Ishikawa-sensei (Daikenshi, 5th dan) - the teacher of Tohoku Gakuin University in Miyagi-ken, Japan. Ishikawa-sensei has studied Shorinji Kempo since 1972 and he studied under Kaiso So Doshin and Ohta-sensei (Daihanshi, 9th dan).

In kihon, Ishikawa-sensei emphasized how to make emphasis body motion and footwork. In hokei (techniques), the main focus was okuri gote and kiri gote.

Ontario region Branch Masters had an opportunity to study 5th dan curriculum techniques and also focussed on teaching according to various ranks.

We are all grateful for the kindness of Ishikawa-sensei for his teachings and we look forward to more Godorenshu in future. Posted by Picasa