We have a wide variety of students. We aim to educate our students in the philosophical, technical, and ethical aspects of Shorinji Kempo. Everyone is welcome to join our practice sessions on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Let's enjoy learning Shorinji Kempo together!
"Half for one's own happiness, and half for the happiness of others."
- Founder, Doshin So
The Three Benefits
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Shorinji Kempo was created as a discipline (gyo 行) to cultivate a person to "gain confidence, courage, and vigor, and to nurture a spirit of compassion and a sense of justice" through the education of its technical practice; and when grouped together, we consider these qualities true strength (WSKO 8). Through the gyo of Shorinji Kempo, a student can be educated to gain these three benefits:
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GOHO, JUHO, AND SEIHO
Shorinji Kempo is mainly practised in pairs, with one person taking the role of attacker and the other practice the technique itself, then one switch roles. Shorinji Kempo provides techniques against all possible types of attacks, which can be adapted depending on the situation.