Last weekend Shorinji Kempo kenshi from all over the UK came to Bristol to train together. Here we are proving that no matter how many people you put in a room, somehow there is always a gap that nobody is in. Sensei Rob Villiers (6th Dan) and Sensei Richard Jarman (5th Dan) taught sessions on … Continue reading Coming together for violence and friendship
Embu is one of the methods of training we use in Shorinji Kempo. It's very impressive to watch, but also teaches you a lot.
Several of the club’s members attended this year’s Annual Leaders Seminar in Cyprus. We spent six days training hard, but also relaxing well and eating a lot.
Bristol hosted the International Kempo Association annual training seminar last weekend. We trained hard, partied hard, and went home tired but happy.
This book is an excellent introduction to both Western and Eastern anatomy concepts. It is not excessively detailed, but gives a good grounding in both systems.
Halloween this year fell on a Tuesday, and since that is the day we train it seemed only right that we use the excuse to have some fun.
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.