Last weekend we attended the British Shorinji Kempo Federation‘s annual Summer Camp. Two full days of training with members of other dojos from across the UK, plus socialising.
It was a lot of fun. Don’t just take my word for it, check out these photos!
What I really love about longer seminars is that you get time to do some of the more unusual things that we don’t focus on all of the time. For example the arresting techniques which use a belt to restrain your attacker after you’ve taken them down.
Knife defences are another thing which we covered. All of the basic principles which we use in our empty-hand techniques also apply here, but with an added element of danger to keep us sharp.
Sadly, I was having so much fun that I didn’t take very many photos. I have none of us socialising at all! But keep an eye on our social media – I’ll share any that are posted by the BSKF or other clubs that attended.