We all know that we should do more exercise. Our once- or twice-a-week martial arts classes are not enough to balance out our long days of sitting at a desk hunched over a keyboard. But what should you do to maximise the impact in the time you have available?
Hitting, kicking or blocking a real target is important. Seems obvious, doesn’t it? After more than a year of contact-free Shorinji Kempo training, we’re thrilled to be able to re-introduce an element of physical contact into our sessions – for several reasons. Following the official British Shorinji Kempo Federation (BSKF) guidance for returning to usualContinue reading “The Importance of Target Practice in Martial Arts”
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”
What is the gift you will give yourself today?
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.
Last weekend was the annual British Shorinji Kempo Federation Summer Camp. This year it was held in Yorkshire, and it was excellent!
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?
What on earth is that gassho rei thing that everyone keeps doing?