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Category Archives: Beginner Advice
How to fold a dogi
It’s easier than you think it is, I promise.
More helpful vocab
A continuation of our previous list, this one covers more violent things.
Should you study outside of class?
Should you study outside of class? How much? What can you even do without a teacher?
Do I need to speak Japanese to learn Kempo?
When you first start a martial art, a lot of the words are very confusing. Are you going to need to learn a whole new language?
How to make the most of your class
Whether you’re a long time student or a new beginner, there’s always lots to learn in a martial arts class. It can be overwhelming sometimes. How can you maximise your learning in each class?
Buying a dogi
You’ve been coming to class for a few weeks now. You’re really enjoying yourself, but there’s one problem. You feel so… underdressed.
An introduction to Shorinji Kempo
What is Shorinji Kempo all about? Watch these videos to find out.
Helpful Japanese Vocab
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!
How to behave in the dojo (without embarrassing yourself)
You’re new, you’re nervous – but don’t be! Here’s all you need to know to enjoy your first session.