|2019 Shorinji Kempo Unity
Monterey, California, U.S.A.
Date: June 29 (Sat), & 30 (Sun), 2019
(June 28 (Fri) for 3rd Dan & 4th Dan Grading Exam, Branch Masters'
Qualification Seminar, & etc.)
Place: Gymnasium of Monterey Peninsula College,
980 Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93904.
Please use “36.588558, -121.886098” or “36°35'18.8"N 121°53'10.0"W” if
you use a GPS.
Please park at “LOT C.” (U.S. Federation will pay for Friday. Sat & Sun
will be free.)
- Monterey Regional Airport (MRY): (831) 648-7000, montereyairport.com.
Non-stop flights to and from Las Vegas (LAS), Los Angeles (LAX), Phoenix
(PHX), San Diego (SAN), Denver (DEN) and San Francisco (SFO). There are
more than 170 departing and arriving flights a week.
- Monterey Airbus: (831) 373-7777, montereyairbus.com. Airport transport
from San Francisco Airport and San Jose Airport to the downtown of
- Monterey-Salinas Transit: (888) MST-BUS1, mst.org. MST provides bus
service to the greater Monterey and Salinas areas as far south as Paso
Robles and Big Sur and as far north as Santa Cruz and San Jose.
- Greyhound Bus Lines: (831) 424-4418, greyhound.com. Stops in Monterey,
Salinas and Sand City.
- Amtrak: (800) 872-7245, www.amtrak.com. 11 Station Place, Salinas.
- Rent-a-car from San Francisco Airport or San Jose Airport.
- Monterey County is situated on California's Central Coast with its northern
border approximately 100 miles south of San Francisco and about 50 miles
from San Jose. Its southern border is approximately 240 miles north of Los
- The Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz County border to the north; the Pacific
Ocean is to the west; San Benito County, Fresno County and Kings County
border to the east; and San Luis Obispo County borders the south.
POPULATION / FACILITIES:
- Total County Population: 435,232 (2016 Census)
- Monterey County Visitation: 4.6 million visitors a year
- Total Number of Lodging Facilities: 222 with 11,878 hotel rooms
- Average summer temperatures range from 50º F to 70ºF
- Average winter temperatures range from 44º F to 61º F
- September is on average the warmest month, and January on average is
the coolest month
- Average yearly rainfall in Monterey is 21 inches and falls primarily between
November and March
- Source: U.S. Climate Data
- 17-Mile Drive: pebblebeach.com. Scenic driving tour of Pebble Beach,
scenic lookouts and famous golf courses. Entrance fee.
- Big Sur: bigsurcalifornia.org. Scenic area of Monterey County encompassing
a 90-mile stretch of breathtaking dramatic coastline from Carmel to Hearst
Castle. Inns, restaurants, camping spots, beaches and hiking trails can be
found along the iconic Highway 1.
- Cannery Row: canneryrow.com. One of the most popular destinations in
the Central Coast and named for Steinbeck’s novel, Cannery Row offers
waterfront luxury hotels, boutiques, restaurants and the Monterey Bay
- Carmel-by-the-Sea: carmelcalifornia.com. Charming village with boutique
shops and 110 art galleries. Quirky laws including no street addresses, live
music, neon lights or high heels without a permit still exist.
- Fisherman’s Wharf: montereywharf.com. Popular attraction with seafood
and chowder vendors, unique shops, restaurants, whale watching tours and
sailing and fishing.
- Monterey Bay Aquarium: montereybayaquarium.org. Featuring daily shows,
feedings, tours and a dozen exhibits including Monterey Bay Habitats and
new for 2016 - ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge.
- Monterey Wine Country: montereywines.org. Monterey County is home to
more than 175 vineyards, nearly 60 wineries and tasting rooms, and 42
varietals. There are wine tasting opportunities throughout the county
including in Salinas, Carmel Valley, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Monterey.
- National Steinbeck Center: steinbeck.org. Museum devoted to the life and
works of John Steinbeck.
- Pinnacles National Park: nps.gov/pinn. The national park is a popular spot
for outdoor activities ranging from hiking to birdwatching to stargazing to
rock climbing. It is also a perfect outdoor classroom for lessons in geology,
botany and biology. Pinnacles Campground offers tent, group and RV sites.
- Beaches: Many public areas for walking, picnicking, surfing, snorkeling, kite
flying and tide pool and sand dune exploration.
- Biking: From the rugged challenges of mountain biking at Fort Ord Public
Lands to the cliffs of Big Sur to the gentle, paved coastal Monterey Bay
Coastal Recreation Trail, there's a ride in Monterey County for every level
- Camping: The Los Padres National Forest, Pinnacles and many state
beaches and parks offer campsites throughout Monterey County. RV
camping is also available at select sites.
- Fishing: Deep sea, surf and freshwater fishing are popular activities.
Fishing regulations and license information can be obtained from the
California Department of Fish & Wildlife.
- Flightseeing Tours: Explore scenic Monterey County from the sky by
helicopter or plane.
- Golf: Monterey County is a world class golf destination with 21 public and
private golf courses playable year-round and in a variety of scenic settings.
- Hiking: Monterey County’s parks and recreation areas feature various
hiking trails for the day visitor and the backcountry traveler including
trails along the coast and redwood forests.
- Horseback Riding: Guided tours and beach and trail ride packages are
available in Big Sur, Carmel Valley, Moss Landing and Pebble Beach. Those
who have their own horses can also explore equestrian trails throughout
- Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddle Boarding: Guided tours, lessons and rentals
are available in Monterey, Moss Landing, Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach.
- Sailing: Tours and charters leave from Monterey Harbor, giving visitors the
opportunity to take in local wildlife like whales, seals, sea lions and otters
and enjoy coastal views.
- Skydiving: Available in Marina at the Monterey Municipal Airport. Jump
from 18,000ft with views of Monterey Bay.
- Snorkeling and Scuba Diving: With more than 6,000 sq miles of water and
276 miles of coastline, there are plenty of areas to snorkel or dive in the
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary including the Breakwater in
Monterey, Lovers Point in Pacific Grove and Whaler's Cove in Point Lobos
- Whale Watching: Many chartered whale watching tours are available from
Fisherman’s Wharf and Moss Landing and can be enjoyed year-round.
Sightings include: gray whales, humpbacks, blue whales, minke whales, fin
whales, orcas, dolphins and more!
CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT:
- Art Galleries: From Moss Landing to Monterey to Big Sur, galleries and art
studios are located throughout Monterey County including 110 galleries in
Carmel-by-the-Sea. Art festivals include the annual Carmel Art Festival
and the Sand City West End Celebration.
- Events: SeeMonterey.com. Nearly 300 special events take place in
Monterey County annually including AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf
Tournament, Concours d’Elegance and Monterey Classic Car Week,
Monterey Jazz Festival, races at Laguna Seca Raceway, Big Sur Marathon
and other food, wine, cultural and family festivals.
- History: Discover Monterey’s rich historic heritage through guided and self-
guided tours of 19th century buildings and landmarks, historic missions and
- Music and Theatre: Several live performance theaters offer a variety of
productions year-round. Resident musical groups include the Monterey
Symphony Orchestra, and the Carmel Bach Festival, California Roots Music
and Art Festival and Monterey Jazz Festival are among popular music
events. Monterey County will also be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of
the Summer of Love in 2017.
United States Shorinji Kempo Federation
Contact: Kazuki Arita (Branch Master of Shorinji Kempo Monterey)
firstname.lastname@example.org / 831-915-8018
Application: Each Branch Master will collect applications at each Branch
and send the Application form and the collected fees to Arita. Please read
the instruction on the Application form (Excel file). This Study Session is
only for active Shorinji Kempo members.
Crazy Horse Restaurant, 1425 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940.
(Buffet-style American food + Salad Bar + Soft drink ): Alcohol will be
available by purchasing individually at the bar station in the room.
June 29th, 2019 (Sat). Opening door at 6:30 p.m. The party will start from 7
p.m. and end at 9 p.m.
http://crazyhorserestaurant.com/ Tel: 831-649-4771.
(1) Study Session: Adult: $60, Child (12 years old under): $30
(2) Lunch for one day: $15
(3) Welcome Dinner: Adult: $30, Child (3-11): $15, 2 years old & under is
free of charge.
(U.S. Shorinji Kempo Federation already supported $10 each.)
Instructor from Japan:
Mr. Mitsuru Sakashita
Board Member / Secretary General,
Religious Affairs Department,
Kongo Zen Sohonzan Shorinji.
UNITY International Instructor.
Shorinji Kempo Seihanshi 7th Dan.
The Study Session was ended successfully! Thank you very much for
your participation and cooperation!