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◆ Shorinji Kempo as a self-defense technique

Shorinji Kempo is a martial art that was born in Japan in 1947.
Excellent enough to be adopted as an arrest technique by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's drug enforcement officers
It's self-defense!
Currently, it is deployed not only in Japan but also all over the world, and the number of registered members (*1) exceeds 1.5 million.
*1: Including dormant workers

Shorinji Kempo, which is also adopted by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's drug control officers as a self-defense technique and arrest technique.

Recommended for those who have such needs and necks

Female kenshi performing foot sword kicks

​I was interested in self-defense and martial arts

  • I'm interested in self-defense and martial arts, but I feel the hurdles are high

  • ​ I want to learn self-defense techniques and be prepared in case something happens

Concerned about lack of exercise

feel lack of exercise

  • Lack of exercise due to work and child care

  • I can't continue my diet

  • My metabolism has slowed down and I feel cold lately

I want to acquire management skills

managementI'm not good at

  • I got a managerial position at work, but I'm not good at managing people

  • Feeling a little lacking in teaching skills

Such problems in Shorinji Kempo can respond to

Practice curriculum according to gender and age

Practice curriculum according to gender and age

  • Shorinji Kempo has a wide range of people, from children to adults, including men and women.

  • ​We have prepared a reasonable curriculum that is suitable for each gender and age group, and it is possible to continue training.

Move your whole body and increase your basal metabolism​

Move your whole body and increase your basal metabolism

  • Shorinji Kempo includes not only thrusts and kicks, but also comprehensive techniques such as throwing and grappling techniques.

  • What is essential for that technique is body handling using the whole body, and since it is a natural full-body exercise, you can expect to increase your basal metabolism.

An excellent self-defense technique that is also used as an arrest technique

An excellent self-defense technique that is also used as an arrest technique

  • Shorinji Kempo is a martial art that specializes in defense, and is used by the Self-Defense Forces, including the Narcotics Control Officers of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

  • It's a great self-defense technique that specializes in protecting yourself.

Improve management skills as a leader

Improve management skills as a leader

  • ​As my level increases, I have more opportunities to teach.

  • Through training, such as "How can I express it in a way that is easy to understand?
    "thinkAs opportunities increase, management skills will improve.

Start with the experience/tour 

Observing Shorinji Kempo

◆ One of the most common reasons for failure in sports and martial arts is
"Not what I expected"There are many cases that cannot be continued.


Instead of joining suddenly, let's first try and experience at a nearby dojo.

case study

Case study of a male user in his 30s

W Fighter Male (30s)
Shorinji Kempo Experience: 1 year

I was introduced to Shorinji Kempo by a friend.
I had never done martial arts or martial arts before, so at first I had no idea what to do.It's fun to be able to understand how to use the body and the structure of the human body, and I'm immersed in it.

​ is now completely my life's work.

I have only learned a part of the techniques yet, but please teach me new techniques and logic in the future.

I look forward to receiving it​.

Case study of a female user in her 20s

S Fighter Female (20s)
Experience in Shorinji Kempo: 2 years

​I ​had a little experience in lessons when I was a child.
But I had to take the high school entrance exams, so I took a break for a while.
I decided to join the gym on my way home from work after becoming a member of society, so I ended up paying about 10,000 yen a month, but I couldn't go at all.
​At that time, I learned that there was a Shorinji Kempo dojo near my workplace. But as I got older, I realized how much fun it really is.Shorinji Kempo is very deep and has a lot to learn.

Now I go to the dojo every week without fail. I can't last if I'm alone like Jim,“I think it suits me better if I have friends and seniors that I can practice with.”I really feel it.

Case study of a female user in her 60s

T Kenshi Female (60s)
Experience in Shorinji Kempo: 4 years

​I started Shorinji Kempo when I turned 60.
My two sons got married and I'm completely estranged from my parents.
​At first, my son and husband worried about me, but I passed the 1st Dan exam in my fourth year.

​At first, I was unsteady on my feet and I was just worried, but I think I was able to come this far because the teachers around me gave me solid guidance at my own pace.
What surprised me was that my son gave me a "black belt" when I passed the 1st Dan exam.
I immediately bragged on Facebook.
I'm really glad I continued. From now ontrainingandGuidanceI would like to do my best.

Case study of an active martial arts player in his 30s

I started Shorinji Kempo as a lesson when I was 4 years old.
Of course, when I was a child, it was just a lesson, but as I grew older, the true purpose of Shorinji Kempo became that of a leader."Human Development"I was able to feel the depth of the technique as a self-defense technique, and I was drawn more and more into it.
I also started martial arts about seven years ago as part of my study of techniques, and now I am also active as a competitor.
Of course, the base is Shorinji Kempo, so it's very useful as a defense in matches.
Defeating the opponent does not win the game, but how well you can protect them is the game, so it is characterized by shushu attack (defend and then counterattack).I think that Shorinji Kempo is really sophisticated both as a technique and as a way of thinking.


R 拳士 男性(30代)

​Flow of learning Shorinji Kempo


Listen to an explanation about Shorinji Kempo
  • First of all, search for a nearby dojo on the web and visit and experience.

  • Please ask your manager for an explanation.


Receive documents necessary for joining Shorinji Kempo
  • As a result of the tour/experience, if you really want to start, ask the head of the dojo.
    Tell us your intentions and get the necessary documents and let's go through the procedure!


Join Shorinji Kempo
  • Wearing the dogi you bought
    Let's finally start walking the path of a Shorinji Kempo kenshi!

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