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.
The British Shorinji Kempo Federation held a taikai (competition) last Sunday.
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.
A few of our black belt students went recently to Cyprus for the annual Leader’s Seminar. For six days we trained. In the mornings we were in the dojo, with instruction from Mizuno Sensei, the chief instructor of the BSKF, and two guest instructors from Japan. In the afternoons, this was our dojo: Or sometimes this:Continue reading “Cyprus Leaders’ Seminar”