Welcome to the website of the New York City Branch of Shorinji Kempo, a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the World Shorinji Kempo Organization (WSKO) in Japan and the United States Shorinji Kempo Federation (USSKF). Shorinji Kempo (少林寺拳法) is a distinctive technical method founded in Japan in 1947. Defense is primary and can be acquired regardless of physical stature or muscular strength. Shorinji Kempo makes use of one's strength effectively, taking advantage of or limiting the strength of one's opponent, and controlling the opponent. There are four training methods which foster a balanced mind as you improve upon your technical skills. The skills are based on basic principles of physics and natural body movements. Through a disciplined practice, one acquires three benefits: effective self defense, improved health, and spiritual cultivation.


Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Teatro Circulo Studio
64 East 4th Street, 3rd Floor
(between Bowery and 2nd Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Adults: $90 per month; $60 one-time registration fee
Students (under 21 years old): $60 per month; $40 one-time registration fee
Children (10-13 years old): $30 per month; $50 one-time registration fee

Please contact us to watch a class or for trial classes.