May 5, 2012 · 11:00 AM
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As some of you know, I was in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program a couple of years ago. The JET Alumni Association of NY has events every month, one of them being a cultural one. The event in May is a workshop on shorinji kempo, a non-competitive Japanese martial way. This workshop has many spaces, so I was given the okay to open it up to North Jersey Anime and Manga too! =)
HOW TO REGISTER
You MUST RSVP by 11:59PM on May 1st (Tues) AND give me the $20 payment by then. If you'll be at any of the April 28th events, you can give me the payment at that time. If not, then you will need to send me the payment by paypal. (I'll give you where to send it to if you'll be sending by paypal.)
If you have paid me and you change your RSVP to "not going" by 6:00PM on May 2nd (Wed), I refund you the $20. If you cancel after 6:00PM on May 2nd, then there will be no refund.
11:00AM - 12:00PM -- Workshop
12:00PM - 12:30PM -- Mini socializing party with snacks
MORE INFORMATION (direct copy from JET Alumni Association contact)
Shorinji Kempo is a totally unique non-competitive Japanese martial way focusing on three elements; healthy mind, healthy body and effective self-defense. Shorinji Kempo was founded in 1947 by Japan’s Doshin So. Unlike most martial arts, it was not simply developed as a method of self-defense or for winning contests. It concentrates on mutual respect and understanding between training companions so that both parties enjoy the benefits of training and progress on the basis of mutual development. It is in this respect that Shorinji Kempo is unlike any other martial art or sport.
In December 1982, The Shorinji KempoNew York City Branch was officially established by former Branch Master, MiyataSensei who has 6th Dan,currently resides in California. Following his departure, Atsushi Ohashi wasappointed as the new Branch Master – becoming a Sensei. Ohashi Sensei was born in Hokkaido. He has been studiedShorinji Kempo since 1985 and holds the rank of 5th Dan Seikenshi. He moved toNew York in 1996 and been very committed to teaching Shorinji Kempo and hasheld numerous demonstrations at various New York City schools. For more information about the workshop, please feel free to contact [masked]