Black belt awarded to Birkenhead college student

Jarrod Moreton is one of New Zealand’s youngest black belts in Shorinji Kempo. Under the guidance of Branch Master Darren Louie, seventeen year old Birkenhead College student Jarrod recently sat his black belt grading and successfully passed. To achieve this accomplishment Jarrod had to pass both written essays on philosophy and a physical exam which…Read More


International TAIKAI in San Francisco 2017

BE THE BRIDGE – 70TH ANNIVERSARY INTERNATIONAL TAIKAI FOR SHORINJI KEMPO IN SAN FRANCISCO 31 JULY – 3 AUGUST 2017   San Francisco was the host city for the International Taikai and study session held 31 July to 3 August 2017 for the Japanese martial art group Shorinji Kempo. Four kiwis travelled to the USA…Read More

Japan Day 2017

Kenshi from Auckland Central Branch, North Shore Branch and East Auckland Club were invited to perform an embu demonstration at the 2017 Japan Day festival of Japanese culture held at The Cloud Events Centre, Queens Wharf, Auckland on 26th February 2017. The event is an annual celebration hosted by The Japanese Society of Auckland and…Read More

Japan Day 2017

Shorinji Kempo Oceania Regional Study Session 2016

Auckland was the host city for the Oceanic study session held during the weekend for the Japanese martial art group Shorinji Kempo. Kawashima Sensei (teacher) is an eight level black belt instructor from the headquarters of Shorinji Kempo in Japan. Senior Kenshi or students from as far as Perth, Newcastle, Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia…Read More

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Training camp at Taranaki

Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd March 2014 Several Kenshi from the Auckland central branch and the West Auckland branch join together for a 2 day training camp held at New Plymouth central branch. The first training started from 5am in the morning. After running on the beach we had a chinkon gyo. When we finished…Read More