Martial arts classes in Barbican and Hoxton

Learn Shorinji Kempo, a modern Japanese martial art with our classes near City University.

Shorinji Kempo is a balanced system of self defence and martial arts training. Based on ancient Chinese fighting arts and spiritual practices, it teaches cooperation and self development as well as physical self-defence techniques.

So if you want to learn practical self-defence in fun and safe environment, come and join us at any of our regular sessions. Beginners are always welcome.


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Czech seminar

Last weekend two of City's regulars, Ben (2nd dan) and Elaine (1st kyu), joined Will from Mayfair and BSKF Chief Instructor Mizuno Sensei in the Czech Republic, for a weekend training seminar with the Czech Federation.

We met up with Tomas, branch master of Prague dojo, on Thursday, and there was time for some sightseeing (and of course beers) in Prague, before heading to the beautiful spa town of Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) to join up with branch master Miroslav and his students, for the seminar.

All the Czech kenshi were very enthusiastic and welcoming, and there was a great spirit in and out of the dojo all weekend. And of course, as well as plenty of hard training we made the most of the local culture, which seems to mainly include eating lots of meat, and drinking lots of Pilsner. Thanks very much to Senseis Miroslav and Tomas for organising everything. Looking forwards to going back next year!