About the Dojo

There has been  a Shorinji Kempo club in Bristol since 1997 when Sensei Mike and Sensei Dav started the University of Bristol Dojo. Due to the success of that and the number of non-students wanting to train they went on to found the Bristol City Shorinji Kempo Dojo in 2007.

Training Times

TUESDAY 7:00 – 9:00pm
£6 adults/£4 concessions

15-29 Union Street
City Centre

We also run sessions at the weekend. Times are variable so please join our Facebook group where we will publish them.

The first class you attend is free.

You have a month before you have to commit. Then, federation membership and insurance is £55 per year.


Our main instructor is Sensei Mike Sadler, 4th Dan.

Sensei Mike has been teaching Shorinji Kempo for over twenty years, and is currently the Secretary of the International Kempo Association.

The assistant instructor at the club is Sensei Russ Gallop, 3rd Dan.

Sensei Russ has over ten years experience of teaching Shorinji Kempo.

We are also blessed with a number of senior kenshi (students) who are always happy to help beginners and long time members alike.