What is Shorinji Kempo?
Shorinji Kempo is a traditional Japanese martial art with a relentless focus on practical self-defence.
The techniques include blocking and striking, as well as releases, joint locks and throws to escape when someone grabs you. They are very effective against bigger and stronger attackers by making use of physics and pressure points to maximum effect. Check out our Gallery to see us in action!
You are also guaranteed a great workout to get you fighting fit, with lots of circuits and padwork - great for taking out life's frustrations.
Our classes incorporate mindful meditation and philosophy to help you stay grounded and emphasize mutual respect and cooperation, rather than competition. Because we don't just want you to be strong physically, we want to help cultivate your mental strength too.
So if you want to meet new people and learn how to protect yourself in a fun and friendly environment, come and join us every Monday at CitySport gym in Clerkenwell.
Classes are open to all adults (age 18+) and all fitness levels.
FREE TRIAL CLASS
Sign up for your FREE introductory class by clicking on the link below.
All you need to bring is something comfortable to train in (gym kit). The gym has free water fountains, so we would also recommend bringing a water bottle. There are showers in the changing rooms, so you may wish to bring a towel too.
You do not need membership of CitySport gym. On arrival at reception, just sign in for "Kempo" and the staff will let you through the barriers and direct you to the changing rooms.
LOCATION AND CLASS TIMES
Festive Break: Please note that we will be taking a break from training over the festive period and look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year.
Final class of 2022: Monday 12th December
First class of 2023: Monday 9th January
124 Goswell Road
London EC1V 7DP
Nearest Tube: Barbican (5 mins) /
Old Street (10 mins)
Sign up for a FREE trial class today!