Shorinji Kempo


The founder of shōrinji kempō, Sō Dōshin created his art based on a desire to improve the nation by cultivating qualities – such as courage and the ability to act – in young people. When training in pairs, for example, the point is not to compete against one another, but rather to teach one another. One of the principles of shōrinji kempō is “happiness for self and others”. This means to recognize the existence of both the self and others, and living in a way that consistently seeks improvement and development.