Shorinji Kempo for Adults

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side

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$150 6 seats left
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Sat, Jan 04, 10:00am - Jan 25, 12:30pm (4 sessions)

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Lower East Side, Manhattan
64 E 4th St 3rd Fl
Btwn Cooper Sq & 2nd Ave
New York, New York 10003
Price includes $60 one-time registration fee
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 15

What you'll learn in this self improvement class:

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them.

Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system) and Juho (soft system).

Goho (Hard System)
Goho refers to the syllabus of striking and countering techniques. This includes punches, strikes, kicks, dodges, deflections, and blocks. Targets of these strikes are always weak points on the opponent's body of which Shorinji Kempo utilizes 138.

Juho (Soft System)
Juho concentrates on defenses against grabs to various parts of the body. They include releases, eluding, pinning, joint reverses, and throws. The goal is to subdue a violent opponent and render them incapable of doing further harm, without causing serious or lasting injury, or using inappropriate violence, in return.

Seiho (Healing System)
Seiho is the name given to the healing techniques that Shorinji Kempo teaches, and is similar to Shiatsu in its use of acupressure, the use of thumbs, palms and other parts of the body to apply pressure to vital points on the body. Basic Seiho techniques include muscle relaxation and joint manipulation. At higher levels resuscitation techniques are taught. Seiho draws on a variety of sources, mostly traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine. Many Seiho techniques use the same vital points (keimyaku hiko) as used in both Goho and Juho techniques.

Chinkon Gyo (Meditation)
During Chinkon Gyo, we recite the words of the Dokun, a reminder of our training and goals for Shorinji Kempo. There is also a period of seated meditation, a time to elevate the spirit and to incorporate the concept of training the body and mind simultaneously (Shin Shin Ichinyo). It is an important part of practice where the body and mind can be refreshed and to concentrate the mind on training.

Shorinji Kempo was developed as a means of mastering oneself, and thereby creating a better society, rather than simply as method of self-defense or of winning contests. The core philosophy of Shorinji Kempo was inspired by Doshin So's experiences of the aftermath of World War II.

In each class, a philosophy discussion is led by the Sensei and other senior members. The topics are taken from the Shorinji Kempo textbook based on Doshin So's methods and ideas. Current event topics are also encouraged to incorporate our training into the outside world. Questions and comments are always encouraged, it is not simply a lecture.

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Refund Policy
Cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance of the class will be honored with a full refund. Students who cancel less than 48 hours prior to the start time of the class will receive a credit towards a future class.


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10:00am - 12:30pm TBD 4 $150
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Sat, Jan 11 10:00am - 12:30pm TBD
Sat, Jan 18 10:00am - 12:30pm TBD
Sat, Jan 25 10:00am - 12:30pm TBD
7:30pm - 9:30pm TBD 4 $150
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Wed, Jan 15 7:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Wed, Jan 22 7:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Wed, Jan 29 7:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
10:00am - 12:30pm TBD 4 $150
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Sat, Feb 08 10:00am - 12:30pm TBD
Sat, Feb 15 10:00am - 12:30pm TBD
Sat, Feb 22 10:00am - 12:30pm TBD
7:30pm - 9:30pm TBD 4 $150
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Feb 12 7:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Wed, Feb 19 7:30pm - 9:30pm TBD
Wed, Feb 26 7:30pm - 9:30pm TBD

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Question from Jasmin I.
Hi there, Will uniforms be provided or is that an extra purchase outside of the tuition price? Thanks!
Answer from Anonymous
Thank you for your interest in Shorinji Kempo. Downtown Branch provides a free official uniform to a person who signed up with an official application form of the World Shorinji Kempo Organization. Since our goal is human development but not teaching only self-defense, a certain long term of training aiming at a color belts is a necessity. Usually, it takes one-two month to get the uniform after signing up.
Question from Michelle H.
Hi, I had hip surgery 2.5 years ago, there is still a slight limitation in my flexion, and it is sore if it is hit, so would this class be suitable for me?
Answer from Anonymous
I 'm sorry for being late to reply. Shorinji Kempo is for self-defense, improve health and sound mind throughout life. We have a great capacity to accept different types of people who have a unique condition, however, you need a certain good physical condition. Please come by and observe our class once.
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