Do I need any special equipment?

No, at first you do not need anything, it is perfectly OK to train in a regular shirt and a pair of tracksuit pants. When you become a member you will need a dogi, or the official uniform of Shorinji Kempo. Our clubs generally have some training bags and protectors. As you progress in the grades you may choose to purchase your own personal protector, but this is not mandatory as each branch has some equipment.