Shorin Kenpo: different than Shorinji Kenpo?

Discussion in 'Kenpo' started by furinkazan, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. furinkazan

    furinkazan Valued Member

  2. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    No, no its not the same as Shorinji kempo.

    Why would you do intensive training in an art you don't already do?
     
  3. furinkazan

    furinkazan Valued Member

    Im just curious. I like to learn things, got sent this through a friend and wondered if it was the same as the shorinji system I've heard name-dropped before.
     
  4. Omicron

    Omicron is around.

    Like Fusen said, they're not the same. I don't know much about Shorin Kenpo, but I used to practice Shorinji Kempo years ago before I started BJJ. Shorinji Kempo seems to be a much more philosophical and Japan-centered martial art compared to the Shorin system you linked to. Also, shorinji is a Buddhist system and a registered religion in Japan, which leads to a lack of emphasis on competitive fighting. Comparing the dojo listing of the two arts, it would seem that Shorinji Kempo has many more established schools.

    Source: formerly graded to shodan in Shorinji Kempo (now retired)
     
  5. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

  6. furinkazan

    furinkazan Valued Member

    sparring in armour seems a good idea to go full contact. How does the Nippon system differ from Shorinji, outside of the competative nature of Nippon?
     
  7. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    It's a systemised MA designed to be sparred with, shorinji hasn't got that focus, and in the UK has recently had the majority of its membership break away after the Japanese federation tryed to sack their full-time japanese instructor for political reasons.
     
  8. furinkazan

    furinkazan Valued Member

    Did it get to ninja levels of political? :p

    Sounds good sparring though.
     

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