Shorinji Kempo Techniques

Shorinji Kempo teaches a wide variety of techniques, covering a wide range of applications. These techniques can be broadly divided into three types:

The above classification is very general and includes many different elements. For example, there are strictly offensive techniques, strictly defensive techniques, matters of tai gamae (body position) and sukoi ho, umpo ho (footwork), and other fundamentals.

In Shorinji Kempo, techniques are usually practiced in pairs, with one person being the defender and the other person acting as the offender, In the Kuala Lumpur Branch,we will also occasionally practice techniques with three or even four partners, in order to work on our spatial understanding and movement.

Practicing the techniques can be divided into three classes:

Updated August 2021.