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Shorinji Kempo

Shorinji Kempo is for anyone who wants to have fun and make new friends whilst learning a modern martial art that benefits the individual by training and achieving:

+ Healthy body - through physical training and fitness work

+ Healthy mind - through meditation and eastern philosophy

+ Self defence - through self defence techniques (blocks to punches/kicks/strikes, restraints or take-downs to grabs)

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


First lesson is FREE after that it costs £5 per class or £25 a month (up to 9 trainings in a month). You will also have to purchase an insurance/ membership with the British Shorinji Kempo Federation which is £5 provisional membership (for the first month) or £22 for 6 months. 

Beginners are welcome at any of our regular classes!

We train at CitySport twice a week on:

Mondays:       19:30 - 21:30  (Studio 2)

Wednesdays:  19:30 - 21:30  (Studio 3)


What to bring:

  • Loose, comfortable clothing, e.g. shorts and t-shirt.
  • Water bottle (recommended)
  • Towel (optional) - showers are available in the changing rooms
  • £1 coin (refundable) for the changing room lockers

For further info, please visit our website ( or find us on Facebook (City Shorinji Kempo).


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