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”
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 onContinue reading “Coming together for violence and friendship”
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.
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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?