About Us

The primary art that we study is Shorinjiryu Karatedo, a modern Karate style, practiced around the globe and derived from a powerful fusion of Shaolin Kung-fu and Japanese Karate. Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo is a comprehensive style incorporating punching, kicking, striking, throwing, and holding techniques into a cohesive system of self-defence. Shorinjiryu emphasizes a balanced approach between spirituality and practicality. Sparring occurs with protective gear for the head and torso, yet is applied with bare fists and feet, allowing participants to condition themselves for real-life combat, while providing a safety cushion against damaging attacks. The result is a full contact sparring and fighting system, which when coupled with traditional forms, etiquette and meditation, provides the context for our motto “Spiritual Development of Individuality in Mind and Body.”