Bristol Shorinji Kempo: Indoor Martial Art Training Returns

Following the official British Shorinji Kempo Federation (BSKF) guidance for returning to usual training practices, indoor training has resumed, with the group meeting twice per week. 

No longer weather dependent, the Bristol Shorinji Kempo Dojo has resumed indoor training sessions. This means back to formalities, in-class meditations, philosophy teaching and one less excuse to skip training when it’s raining outside. 

While we wait for the world to continue to open up slowly and safely, our indoor classes are limited to six people per session, so please book your slot if you’d like to come along. 

Training schedule 

Tuesday 6.30pm-7.30pmOutdoor training This hour-long, outdoor session offers the perfect winddown from a day of work. Includes a warm-up, stretching and basics training as well as a chance to focus on developing your Kempo technique through feedback and critique. 
Thursday 12.30pm-1pmOnline training This super quick and sweaty session focuses less on the details of your form and performance but encourages you to practice some of the basics in a fast-paced kempo style workout. 
Friday 7pm-9pm
Saturday 10am-12:30pm
Indoor trainingOffering a more formal variety of outdoor training, these longer indoor sessions include the additional philosophy and meditation teachings. 

About Bristol Shorinji Kempo 

Shorinji Kempo is a Japanese martial art that teaches a complete range of self-defence techniques from punches and kicks to throws and locks, a form of shiatsu massage [seiho], seated meditation and philosophy. 

The Bristol Shorinji Kempo Dojo meets for outdoor training once a week in Arnos Court Park, just off the Bath Road in South Bristol, on Tuesday at 6.30 pm. Indoor training takes place at the Totterdown Methodist Church on Fridays at 7pm and Saturday mornings at 10am.

As well as in-person training, the group meets online on Thursday’s at 12.30 pm for fitness Kempo – a 30-minute class designed to move your body and work up a sweat. 

All new members are welcome, from white belts to black, and we always offer your first session completely free. 

We hope to see you soon, 

Bristol Shorinji Kempo 

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