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!
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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.
You're new, you're nervous - but don't be! Here's all you need to know to enjoy your first session.
What on earth is that gassho rei thing that everyone keeps doing?