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 Tuesday at Finsbury Leisure Centre 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 wear is something comfortable to train in (gym kit) and we would also recommend bringing a water bottle. There are showers in the changing rooms, so you may wish to bring a towel too.
LOCATION AND CLASS TIMES
Finsbury Leisure Centre
London EC1V 3PU
Nearest Tube: Old Street / Barbican
(10 min walk)
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