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Welcome to the BC Shorinji Kempo Community!


Shorinji Kempo is a Japanese martial art practiced in 39 countries worldwide. We invite you to join us in our mission to improve the world through the principles of our daily practice. Currently accepting new students.

Benefits of Shorinji Kempo

“Self defense, spiritual cultivation and improved health”

Shorinji Kempo cultivates healthy bodies, indomitable courage, and well-rounded character in order to make individuals capable of leading happy lives. Shorinji Kempo teaches that the essence of budo/martial arts is not to fight and defeat enemies, but to stop fighting between people, and to enable the harmony for a peaceful society.

All Ages and Skill Levels Welcome

The techniques of Shorinji Kempo rely on various principles to be effective.  Various strikes, kicks, blocks, ukemi/breakfalls, releases, joint locks, pins, and use of pressure points for healing or attacking are practiced.  This enables Shorinji Kempo techniques to be effectively applied regardless of age, sex, or strength.  There are techniques similar to "soft" styles like Aikido and traditional jujutsu, and also striking techniques similar to moves found in "hard" arts such as Karate.  We offer classes for children and adults at three different locations in Greater Vancouver. Join us for a free trial class to find out if it’s for you!

About Shorinji Kempo

About Shorinji Kempo

Our Programs

Contact us

Contact the instructors at each dojo by phone on the LOCATIONS PAGE.

General inquiries about Shorinji Kempo in Vancouver may be directed to Louie Dickens:

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