From the Edge of Humanity Magazine, a book review relevant to us all.
Last weekend was the annual British Shorinji Kempo Federation Summer Camp. This year it was held in Yorkshire, and it was excellent!
Do ten lessons make you a ninja? Are all martial arts the same?
What is Shorinji Kempo all about? Watch these videos to find out.
Like many martial arts, in Shorinji Kempo we have a lot of specialised vocabulary. Much of our vocab is in Japanese. This helpful list will get you started, but don't try to memorise it all at once!
This is an excellent viewpoint on what it means to progress in any martial art. What does it take to become a black belt in Bujinkan Taijutsu? via Black Belt Testing — The Thoughtful Ninja
In Shorinji Kempo there are four main methods of training. You won't usually see all of them in any one session, but if you progress past white belt then you'll definitely get to experience them all.
Because what good is a martial arts site without a training montage?
You know you should exercise more. But the gym is so dull, right? Pounding on the treadmill for half an hour, maybe do some reps on the strength machines? Same routine each week. Bo-ring.
You're new, you're nervous - but don't be! Here's all you need to know to enjoy your first session.