SHIN-NEN-KEIKO, 7 January 2018    


The First training (Keiko) of the new year

We started in the sunrise a cold clear winter morning with Sake and it was nice that everyone from Stockholm was present. Unfortunately not Sensei Marshall due to health problem.

The place we choose is the beautiful 18th Century Eko Temple in Haga Park. We trained in a silent mode with the basics of the Yoshinken technique and Principe.

The ending should have been Tanshu but on demand we continued with Hachidankin, which has become a bit of a signature for the Stockholm Group to finish the training.


We ate a nice and expensive brunch in the butterfly house restaurant talking about many impressions from the last year. I invited the group to an afternoon coffee and tea and to present this year's pictures and thoughts, which gives us a good inspiration for training and sharing thoughts with others.

This is an exercise that was started by Sensei Marshall many years ago and is an important part of both Shin-nen Keiko and Budo.

I thank everyone in the Yoshinken Group for an inspiring day.