Last weekend was the annual British Shorinji Kempo Federation Summer Camp. This year it was held in Yorkshire, and it was excellent!
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!
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.
Members of Bristol Shorinji Kempo Dojo attended the International Kempo Association seminar in Beasain, Spain.
The British Shorinji Kempo Federation Summer Camp this year took place in Staffordshire.
We took our shakujo (6 foot staff weapons) to the Welsh mountains and used the natural dojo to practice.
Several of Bristol Shorinji Kempo dojo joined others from around the country (and from other countries) for a trip to Japan this October.