Shorinji Kempo, first session
During my undergraduate career I found, for various reasons, that I was unwilling/unable to take up some of the clubs etc that I wanted to. Now that I am in my postgraduate years (that still sounds weird!) I am looking forward to persuing a Martial Art, something I have wanted to do for a long time. I’ve chosen to attend Shorinji Kempo.
I went to my first session last Thursday after looking them up online. Turns out they weren’t expecting freshers to that session, so I was the only newbie there. As it happens, I am very grateful for that circumstance. I got to meet the current students for longer and in more depth than I would have if my first session had been with the freshers. I especially liked meeting two of the other existing female members – one finishing her PhD and one starting. It was nice to have something in common.
I then attended the first official session with the rest of the beginners. It was really fun and I’m looking forward to persuing this through my degree