Change in Practice Days

February 2, 2009

For everyone who trains at UCSC, we’ve moved the Tuesday practice to Thursday. Same time (8:00pm-10:00om), same place (racquetball courts), different day (Thursday). Hope to see you guys there!


Upcoming Events

November 10, 2008

World Taikai
When: July 25, 2008
Where: Bali, Indonesia
Why: Competition is good for you.

End of the Year Practice
When: December 2008
Where: Silicon Valley Branch Dojo
Why: You get to eat good food, watch kempo members perform embus, spar with each other, and just have a good time in general

Mochi Pounding
When: December 2008
Where: Silicon Valley Branch Dojo
Why: Mochi = tasty nom noms

Check the events page on the side bar for a complete history of future and past events!


No Practice Tuesday 11/11/08

November 10, 2008

Veteran’s Day holiday. No practice. Enjoy your day off, or practice kempo at home like the nerds that you are. Lol.


Fall Quarter 2008 Practice Times & Locations

October 12, 2008

Practice this quarter is the same as the previous quarters:
Tuesday 8PM-10PM at the racquetball courts (#1)
Sunday 1PM-3PM at the martial arts room

Please refer to the maps/images on the “About the UCSC Shorinji Kempo Club” page (link to your right) if you do not know where either location is.

No prior martial arts experience is necessary.


First North American Taikai

October 12, 2008

As some of you may know this past Sunday, October 5, 2008, was the first North American Taikai. Several of our members participated and received medals. There were four categories: paired embu, single form embu, group embu, and sparring. Medals were awarded for the first three categories at the closing ceremony. Unfortunately, due to a time crunch, the sparing medals could not be announced. Listed below are the members of the UCSC Shorinji Kempo club (current and former) that received awards. Another post will be made when the sparring results are announced.

Paired Embu
Ryuta Saka and Yusuke Sakurai
Ed Yip and Yutaro Hirayama
Becky Thipavong and Crystal Lee

Single Form Embu
Ryuta Saka
Yusuke Sakurai
Ed Yip
Brandon Nguyen
Becky Thipavong

Group Embu
Ryuta Saka
Yusuke Sakurai
Ed Yip
Brandon Nguyen
Becky Thipavong
Jeffrey Balagot

Congratulations to everyone who received a medal and to everyone who participated!

(Please leave a comment if anyone got left out.)


Congratulations Crystal

July 6, 2008

Congratulations to Crystal Lee for passing her 1st kyu test on Saturday, June 28, 2008!


Congratulations Ryuta!

July 3, 2008

Late congrats to Ryuta Saka for earning his 4th Dan in Japan on May 27, 2008!

Check out the official posting on the Official World Shorinji Kempo’s website!