Based on the use of physical principles and weak points (kyusho) rather than brute strength. Shorinji Kempo is an ideal form of practical self defence, particularly against larger or stronger opponents, making it suitable for both men and women of all fitness levels.
Our techniques focus on the balance between ‘hard’ strikes (kicks, punches and blocks) and ‘soft’ grappling (eludes, locks, throws and pins). This combination of ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ makes Shorinji Kempo highly effective equating to a potent mix of Boxing, Shaolin boxing and Japanese Ju-Jitsu. Teachings also include a therapeutic acupressure massage system (seiho), and seated meditation (zazen) is practiced during every class.
The teachings of Shorinji Kempo are underpinned by a practical philosophy called Kongo Zen that aims to improve individuals through developing leadership skills, mutual cooperation and confidence.
Phone: 07398 302 343
Classes are held every Sunday from 11am until 1pm.
Our regular pay-as-you-go price is £9 per two hour class or £30 per month if paid by standing order.
NUS Student price: £6 per class or £23 per month standing order.
After your first months training, if you wish to continue, you are required to take out a full membership and insurance which is £55 per year for Adults and £44 for NUS Students and £30 for under 18's.
WE ARE PROUD MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH SHORINJI KEMPO FEDERATION AND THE INTERNATIONAL KEMPO ASSOCIATION