Shorinji Kempo is a Japanese martial art, based on the use of physical principles and weak points rather than strength. It is an ideal form of practical self-defence, particularly against larger or stronger opponents. The system of techniques focuses on the balance between 'hard' strikes (kicks, punches, blocks) and 'soft' grappling (escapes, locks and throws).
Training also incorporates restorative massage (seiho) and seated meditation (zazen), and emphasises mutual respect and cooperation over competition.
Learn a practical martial art while improving fitness, confidence and mindfulness.
The instructor, Ben, has been practicing Shorinji Kempo for over 14 years with the British Shorinji Kempo Federation (BSKF) and has attained the rank of 3rd degree black belt (3rd dan). He has traveled extensively and represented the BSKF at seminars and tournaments around the world.