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Miran

“When I first began Shorinji-Kempo in first grade, I was the only girl. There was nobody I could relate to. After two or three years though, other girls joined and I started having more fun. I was also able to take more tests as I grew older and I liked the sense of accomplishment they gave me. I reached the first dan (rank) of black belt called shodan — but it took me seven years to get there. Since Shorinji isn’t just about physical technique but also Shorinji philosophy and teachings, it takes a super long time to study for the exams.

This year, I entered the Tokyo prefecture’s Shorinji competition for the first time in seven years, and placed third in the Women’s shodan category. It was the first time I put so much effort and time into anything. Although my partner and I couldn’t go to Nationals because of our age, the experience itself was rewarding enough.

Although the practices are long (6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the dojo) and time management is hard, I want to continue Shorinji forever. It makes me happy. It also keeps you fit, helps you protect yourself and is a good stress reliever!” — Miran 

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