At Camden, we practice a modern Japanese martial art called Shorinji Kempo. Our martial art uses both ‘hard’ strikes (punches or kicks) and ‘soft’ grappling techniques. As part of training, we also practice shouting (ki’ ai) at an attacker to teach you how to find your voice in any situation.  Shorinji Kempo also incorporates restorative massage (seiho) and seated meditation (zazen), to help with mindfulness.

All Shorinji Kempo classes centre on respect and cooperation – it’s never a competition! At Camden Shorinji Kempo we always aim to create a safe and encouraging environment even as we learn how to shout, punch and kick.

Our classes balance fitness training, self-defence techniques, and meditation practices. Not only will you leave feeling fitter – but we will also help you to practice mindfulness and introduce you to a brilliant new community of incredible people across London, the UK, and the world.

All you need to bring is a bottle of water, some comfortable gym clothes, and an open mind.

We’re an openly LGBTQ+ club and everyone is welcome to join us!

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