Following the official British Shorinji Kempo Federation (BSKF) guidance for returning to usual training practices, indoor training has resumed, with the group meeting twice per week. No longer weather dependent, the Bristol Shorinji Kempo Dojo has resumed indoor training sessions. This means back to formalities, in-class meditations, philosophy teaching and one less excuse to skipContinue reading “Bristol Shorinji Kempo: Indoor Martial Art Training Returns”
Hitting, kicking or blocking a real target is important. Seems obvious, doesn’t it? After more than a year of contact-free Shorinji Kempo training, we’re thrilled to be able to re-introduce an element of physical contact into our sessions – for several reasons. Following the official British Shorinji Kempo Federation (BSKF) guidance for returning to usualContinue reading “The Importance of Target Practice in Martial Arts”
The last year or so has been weird, to say the least. And one of the things we’ve really missed at the Bristol Shorinji Kempo Dojo is training in person. Our zoom classes have been great, of course, but there are obviously a few aspects of martial art training that work, well, better in theContinue reading “Bristol Shorinji Kempo: Outdoor Martial Art Training Returns”
This article says exactly what I feel at the moment. I usually feel like I can absorb a ridiculous amount of information. I studied English literature and History as my majors, and absorbed tomes and … Karate in the Time of COVID
This is a well thought out article, well worth a read.
Originally posted on Zojo Dojo:
In studying, practising and teaching karate, I have come across the concept of Shu Ha Ri a few times. Of course my mind latched right on to it, because it is a neat way to explain vast concepts. Anything that offers an elegant shorthand is basically catnip to the instructor-in-training.…