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”
How do you do seiho when you can’t touch each other?
Juho is the part of Shorinji Kempo which is all about grabbing people. Covid, as we all know, is about not grabbing people. So is it possible to teach juho at the moment? Should we even try?
I know, it’s an odd question, but bear with me. The humble sink plunger is in some ways the perfect metaphor for Shorinji Kempo.
You’ve been coming to class for a few weeks now. You’re really enjoying yourself, but there’s one problem. You feel so… underdressed.
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”
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.
I found this book in the library, and I was drawn in by the contents page, which spans large swathes of history and seemed to be quite comprehensive.