Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of sex or age, can learn. Techniques are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system) and Juho (soft system).
Goho (Hard System)
Goho refers to the syllabus of striking and countering techniques. This includes punches, strikes, kicks, dodges, deflections, and blocks. Targets of these strikes are always weak points on the opponent's body of which Shorinji Kempo utilizes 138.