Any Shorinji people out there?

Discussion in 'Karate' started by QuentinL, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. QuentinL

    QuentinL A servant

    Noticed that Shorinji style Karate is kind of rare, where I live. Any of you heard of this style, or partake in it?
  2. komuso

    komuso Valued Member

    Hi QuentinL,

    do you mean Shorinji Kempo?

  3. QuentinL

    QuentinL A servant

    No, I mean Shorinji. This is the style the dojo I attend teaches. It is karate.
  4. GaryWado

    GaryWado Tired

    The most widespread use of the word "Shorinji" is associated with Shorinji Kempo.

    It is one of the most populated martial arts groups in Japan with thousands of members - so I would have come to same conclusion as komuso.

    That said, the word "Shorinji" in this context simply means "Shaolin Temple" so there are a multitude of arts that could bear that name.

    Does your group have a website?

    Last edited: Jun 26, 2013
  5. Nojon

    Nojon Tha mo bhàta-foluaimein

    Think he means Shorinji ryu karate.
    *edit* I realize you guys probably knew that lol, it seemed like you all are playing coy.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2013
  6. GaryWado

    GaryWado Tired

    Everyday's a school day!

    [ame=""]Shorinji-ryu Renshinkan Karate-Do World Taikai 2010 Kata Finals 1/2 - YouTube[/ame]

    Is this the type of stuff we are talking about?
  7. GaryWado

    GaryWado Tired

    But most probably it is closer to this...

    [ame=""]Kata KUSANKU (Shorinji-ryu) - Okinawa, Japan - YouTube[/ame]

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