Shorinji Kempo



Thursday 19:30 – 21:00

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Self Defence.

Shorinji Kempo is a martial art which focuses on self-defence and spiritual development. It was founded in Japan shortly after world war two. We take inspiration from the philosophies of Japanese and Chinese martial arts as well as Zen Buddhism. Classes typically start with a group warmup and revision of basic techniques, followed by training in pairs. Shorinji Kempo has three groups of technique: Goho (hard technique) involves a wide variety of strikes, blocks, etc., whilst Juho (soft technique) involves joint reversals, releases, restraints, takedowns and throws. Seiho (correcting technique) uses acupressure manipulation of joints and muscles to relieve tension and reduce injury. We also practice seated meditation and practical philosophy. Everyone is welcome to join us, and no martial arts experience is necessary.

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