Berkeley Branch


Welcome to Shorinji Kempo Berkeley Branch Website!

What is Shorinji Kempo

Founded in Japan in 1947 by Doshin So, Shorinji Kempo is a way of developing individuals. It is a unique combination of philosophy, mastery of techniques, and education system. Through "philosophy" students are taught how to nurture their own body and mind, help each other, and live happily together. "Mastery of techniques" enables students to enjoy advancement and growth of themselves and their partners. "Education system" combines this learning and mastery of techniques into an effective, mutually reinforcing spiral.

A man is, by birth, capable of growing in any direction. Shorinji Kempo aims to nurture individuals striving to upgrade themselves with a strong belief in their potential who can take action in cooperation with others to build a peaceful society that would be both materially and spiritually rich.

Note: No practice on Saturday 4/13/19 due to the practice site unavailability.

About Berkeley Branch

Berkeley branch is an official member of WSKO (World Shorinji Kempo Organization). We are located in Berkeley, California and practice twice a week. See Practice Schedule for details.