Dojo is one of those Japanese words that martial artists use a lot and just kind of assume that everyone understands. But not everyone is fluent in Japanese!
Tag Archives: Shorinji Kempo
Best Ladies Martial Arts
If you’re looking for ladies martial arts, Bristol has much to offer. I’m biased, but I think you should try Bristol Shorinji Kempo Dojo!
Gestures of Respect in Martial Arts
What is gassho? What is rei? How do different martial arts show respect? This article gives some options and explains how we do it in Shorinji Kempo.
The martial arts have a long history of strong, independent women. We celebrate both the history and the future in this article.
Kempo, Kenpo, Kendo, …
Is Kempo the same as Kenpo? What is the difference between Kenpo and Kendo? Is American Kempo the same as Shorinji Kempo?
How to fold a dogi
It’s easier than you think it is, I promise.
Should you set New Year’s Resolutions?
New Year is a time for reflection and planning. But are all resolutions created equal? I say no.
More helpful vocab
A continuation of our previous list, this one covers more violent things.
Half and Half
Not all simple things are easy, and this piece of advice is simple.
Why study philosophy?
In Shorinji Kempo, we study the physical and the philosophical. Why? Isn’t self defence about how to block punches, counter attack, and deal with being grabbed?