Friday, 16 September 2011


It has been 3 months since my last updates on this page. There was so many things that happened the last few months in the life of Moyog Shorinji Kempo. We had the privilege of attending a WSKO seminar and upgrading for Black belters at the Iramanis KK dojo. Which brought in Sensei Nakata 8th Dan, a direct student of Doshin So. It was an awesome eye opening and enlightening weekends which saw participants from Negara Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia learning and sharing . A great fellowship among seniors and juniors of all countires. The weekend also saw Sensei Peter Chung, Sensei Vallin Awot and Sensei David Chin passing their 4th Dan upgrade test. Sensei Aliyah of KL Japanese club if I not mistaken and some seniors from Singapore also passed their 3rd Dan upgrade test. Congratulations!

The month passed with excitement as selected kenshis starts their training for the Sea Games. Training for their respectives events under the supervision of Malaysia Coach Sensei Alex Wang. A small contingent left for Jakarta on the 8th September for the SEA GAMES TEST EVENT which saw 13 athletes and officials carrying the flag of Malaysia, competing with other very strong contingents, namely host country, Indonesia, Timor Leste, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand and Brunei Darussalam. Despite having only trained for few weeks, Ss. Edward & Ss.Joannes managed to grab silver in the Men Embu, congratulations! Though the other athletes did not managed to win, it was not a loss, as we gained exposure and experience. Many things that was unfamiliar was familiarised. Whatever the outcome good or bad, it has indeed been a great benefit for us. Should we have not participated in the test event, we would not know and learn of the pressure competing at a high level competition. So come November the team will be prepared.

On the home front, Moyog Shorinji Kempo Dojo saw more new  kenshis joined in and some more are coming to sign up in the next week or so. What exciting is more young ladies are interested and we hope to see more as we have very few ladies and mostly leaves after settling down and having family commitment. Until then, great weekends and Happy Malaysia Day!

Gassho Rei!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Training Session with Sensei Afiat & Co.

Last June 9th, for almost a week we had a privilege of training with Sensei Afiat and two world class champions, Ss. Faisal & Ss. Sukamawati. It was a great exeperience not only for the seniors but also the new kenshis. We had great learning time on compositions of embus and preparations for competition. 2 dojo take turns on hosting the training sessions, The Kepayan Dojo, headed  by Sensei Vallin and assisted by Ss.Awad, while The Moyog Dojo, headed by Sensei Joseph Cispin & assisted by Ss. Willie Gom. The young kenshis had fun learning with Sensei Faisal while our ladies champions ( Betsy, Jenny & Vivian) goes under the guidance of Sensei Sukmawati. We trained almost everyday, weekends included except for a day when Sensei Afiat& co.spent their time with Kota Marudu's Kenshis. It was indeed a great time for learning and we look forward to more sessions with them. Gassho Rei.



  • Boniface Abel Hilter
  • Elvin Frederic
  • Richard Dennes
  • Michele Jinison
  • Shaan Gom

Friday, 10 June 2011

After the dust settles down

After the dust settles down these were the champions of the 1st Sabah Shorinji Kempo Competition, though everybody gained a lot on this 1st event. No it was not a perfect one but we build from here and gear up for better event in the future. Above all we did come together and get to know more kenshis from near and far. To the organiser well done and do it better and continue on. For the kenshis, push on, train and learn harder, persevere and commit for success. Gassho Rei!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Tik Tok tik tok.. just 2 more days to go.

2 more days to go for the Sabah Shorinji Kempo Taikai, wow it felt just like yesterday thinking about this event and now its already peeping aroundthe corner. Come sunday 5th June 2011, more than 100 kenshis and elders of Sabah Shorinji kempo will fill the hall of All Saints, team from Miri, Sarawak and KL are also expected to be there. Embu, Kata & Randori are the main events, seminar will follow after the tournament. But what is more important is the fellowship of all kenshis from near and far, the spirit of brotherhood of Shorinji kempo will be lighted this weekend, not of the color of our belt, skin, eyes, not of our race our beliefs but as brothers and sisters that God created and this event will make it possible.

Gashho Rei!!

Saturday, 14 May 2011


Congratulations!! to all our kenshi who passed their upgrading today :
  1. Johan Rafael Gom - Nikyu
  2. Betsy Grace Solibun - Nikyu
  3. Jenny Diman - Nikyu
  4. Isaac Nicholas - Sankyu
  5. Maxwell Darius - Sankyu
  6. Nicholas Palikat - Sankyu
  7. Noria Ismail - Sankyu
  8. Vivian Lim - Sankyu
Not an easy grading but they put up their best with their sweat and true Shorinji Kempo attitude. Tested by Sensei David Chin, the kenshis goes through a comprehensive grading. Started at 10.30am and ended at 1.30pm. Kihon, Ukemi, Tanen, Goho, Juho, Random was the main dishes they have to go through.  Congratulations to their hard earned upgrade. Gassho Rei!!!


Thursday, 5 May 2011

A special training with Perkemi President Indra & Delegates

On the 27th of April a special training session with Sensei Indra, the president of Perkemi Indonesia & his team was held at the Millennium Dojo. He was here to brief on the judging and other criteria for the up coming South East Asia Games which will be in November in Indonesia. We also did a practical on handling randori bouts and some technical's aspects of embu. We look forward for more training with our brothers from Indonesia. Gassho Rei!