Shorinji Kempo

Based on ancient Chinese fighting arts and Zen practices, it teaches cooperation, mindfulness and self development, as well as physical self-defence techniques.

BSKF is a non-profit organisation providing teaching and guidance in a martial art called Kempo which incorporates effective self defence techniques with practical Kongo Zen philosophy. The training aims to develop the potential of the individual and create balanced people, both mentally and physically. Its intentions are to instill a student with the confidence needed to stand up for their ideals and the ability to defend their position. In this way they can help others and benefit society as a whole. The self defence techniques incorporate both hard and soft techniques: 'Goho' and 'Juho'. Goho is the hard or active system, comprising swift, accurate and scientifically based techniques involving punches, kicks, dodges and blocks. Juho is the soft or passive system, used when grabbed or held against one's will.