Last weekend was the annual British Shorinji Kempo Federation Summer Camp. This year it was held in Yorkshire, and it was excellent!
Do ten lessons make you a ninja? Are all martial arts the same?
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?