South Wimbledon
Shorinji Kempo Dojo

Shorinji Kempo is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai Budo) with strong Chinese roots. Renowned as a highly practical system of self defence. Shorinji Kempo was founded in 1947 by grand master Doshin So and first introduced to the UK in 1974 by Sensei Mizuno, chief instructor and founder of the British Shorinji Kempo Federation. South Wimbledon Shorinji Kempo Dojo is a member of the BSKF and the International Kempo Association (IKA). We have dojos in the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Self defence

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.

Techniques

Shorinji Kempo 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.

Philosophy

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.

Pricing Pay-As-You-Go

Each class is for two hours

Standard Pay-As-You-Go

£10/per class

After your first months training you are required to take out full membership and insurance which is £55 per year for Adults

Concessions Pay-As-You-Go

£6/per class

After your first months training you are required to take out full membership and insurance which is £30 per year for under 18's and £44 for others.

Standing Order Options

Each class is for two hours

Standard


£33/per month
(one class per week)

After your first months training you are required to take out full membership and insurance which is £55 per year for Adults

Standard
GOLD

£50/per month
(two classes per week)

After your first months training you are required to take out full membership and insurance which is £55 per year for Adults

Concessions


£20/per month
(one class per week)

Rates for NUS, NHS, Under 18's and Universal Credit.
After your first months training you are required to take out full membership and insurance which is £30 per year for under 18's and £44 for others.

Concessions
GOLD

£30/per month
(two classes per week)

Rates for NUS, NHS, Under 18's and Universal Credit
After your first months training you are required to take out full membership and insurance which is £30 per year for under 18's and £44 for others.

PAYMENT DETAILS

You can pay your fees using the following bank details. Don't forget to include your full name:-

Bank Account: Natwest

Account Name: SWSKD
Account Number: 35198087
Sort Code: 60-20-09


You can also pay using PayPal but please remember to use Friends & Family when doing so and again please include your full name. Use the following number to pay by PayPal : 07398 302 343.

MONDAY and THURSDAY 7:30PM until 9:30PM 

St. John's Parish Hall, 139 High Path, South Wimbledon, London SW19 2JX

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What Our Fantastic Users Say

I hadn't heard of Shorinji Kempo before but i was very impressed when gave it a try! It's a martial art for everyone. Jujitsu, judo and Aikido grappling balanced with western boxing, kickboxing and karate punches, kicks and striking. It's seems like an old school mixed martial art but with sound philosophy, meditation and Shiatsu! Any one can learn as it's very inclusive and everyone trains to their own level. Senseis Paul, Sanjay and Guy are very knowledgeable and helpful. a great way to get fit, make friends and learn self-defence.I highly rate this Dojo!

Robert Sutton

Full of intelligent and throughtful people of Integrity and real.

Vincent Ruff

A really great experience, perfect for people who are new to martial arts. The dojo is relaxed and friendly, with very welcoming vibes. Shorinji kempo is a mix of self-improvement philosophy and self-defence techniques. Very useful for the modern hectic world!

Lloyd Turner

This is genuine martial arts. Expert teachers. Effective techniques. Fast learning. Have made great friends here.

LK K

It is a wonderful place if you are interested in self defense and martial arts in a nice and welcoming environment. Enjoyed it a lot since the first day. Totally recommended.

Irene Corpas

Friendly teaching in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere with a wide range of levels - always the sign of a flourishing dojo. Sensei Paul is a patient teacher and adapts to the needs of younger martial artists and older and returning martial artists alike. Give it a whirl - you know you want to!

Matt Sinha

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