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, 30 September 2015

Next beginners class this Wednesday (30th Sept)

Great to see so many new faces on Monday. If you couldn't make the beginners class, fear not, as our next one is this Wednesday 30th Sept.
All you need to bring is some clothing you can move easily in and a bottle of water. The first class is completely free for City University students!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Welcome City freshers! Free beginners class 28th Sept

We hope you enjoyed our demo if you saw it this morning. If not don't worry, we're at the fresher's fair all day so come and ask us all about Shorinji kempo classes here at CitySport.

If you're intereted in trying out Shorinji kempo then come along to our special freshers fair beginners class next Monday 28th September - the best part is it's free too! All our classes over the next couple of weeks will have more of a beginners focus so if you can't make then don't worry, just come along to one of the others. First class is free for City students, and they're £5 after that.

Monday, 18 May 2015

FestivalAsia - Next beginners classes

Members of City University club took part in a public demonstration of Shorinji kempo at FestivalAsia last weekend. If you met us there, then welcome, we hope you enjoyed the demo!

If you missed it don't worry, you can see some clips and photos on the BSKF Facebook page (more will be going up in the next few days).

Whether or not we spoke to you at the weekend, we'd like to remind everyone that our next dedicated beginners classes will be on Wednesday 3rd June, and Wednesday 1st July. Both here at CitySport, 7-8pm, both £10 each (which includes your first month's trial insurance).

If you're interested in coming along, drop us a note at and we'll send you some more details.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Beginners class 27th April

We are excited to be launching a new monthly beginners class at CitySport. The first Monday of every month, 8-9pm, will be a dedicated beginners session instead of our regular class.

Although they will usually be the first Monday, due to the bank holidays, the first one will be Monday 27th April.

If you're interested in trying Shorinji kempo, why not come along and give it a go.

Our regular drop in fees apply, but include one month's trial insurance too. There's no obligation - you can carry on coming along and paying drop in rates until the month's trial insurance is up, then you'll need to sign up for full annual membership of the BSKF if you'd like to continue.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

No training this Monday

There will be no class this Monday (6th April) due to the bank holiday. See you at the next session on Wednesday 8th.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

We're moving home

The new City University Sports Centre, CitySport, is now open, and we're excited to announce that our classes are moving back to where it all started back in 1974.

Starting this Monday our new class times are:

Mondays 20:00-22:00
Wednesdays 19:00-21:00

Both classes will be held at CitySport, 124 Goswell Road.