Shorinji Kenpo

Shorinji Kenpo is the Japanese martial art of self-defence, improving health, fitness, confidence and concentration. Shorinji Kenpo incorporates punching, kicking, blocking, grappling and throwing. It relies on speed, technique and accuracy, utilising knowledge of nerve points, and an understanding of how the body can be manipulated to achieve maximum effect with minimal effort. The Southampton University club has been instructed since 1994 by Sensei Adrian Starr, 4th Dan and Head of the Shorinji Kenpo Organisation (SKO).

He has trained in the art since 1981. We attend weekend martial arts seminars, organise a variety of social events and even run a Summer camp at the end of August!.

About Shorinji Kenpo

We train in the Activities Room on Floor 2 of the SUSU building (42) from 9:00 -12:00 on Sunday mornings, and Wednesday evenings 17:30 - 20:30 at St Winifred's School on Winn Road, normally meeting at Redbrick at 17:15 to walk down from the university. We then go to the Crown Inn for food and drinks afterwards. Come check us out! No experience necessary, all new members welcome any time. Our club is friendly, diverse and welcomes people from all walks of life regardless of age, gender, identity, beliefs, sexuality or ability. If you are interested, there are additional training sessions that run at venues outside the university. Please feel free to contact our instructor or any committee member if you have any questions about our group!

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Costs: First session is always FREE / £3 a session, £40 per term, no Sport and Wellbeing membership necessary! FREE Session for every friend you bring!

Membership Fee Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Shorinji Kenpo, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

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Membership paid in personFREE01/10/2018 - 30/09/2019After paying our membership fee in person please register here so are listed as a member on our SUSU page
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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Shorinji Kenpo this year are:

  • Anurag Sahare
    Media Officer
  • Anurag Sahare
    Media Officer
  • Lea Michel
  • Owen Howe
  • Radina Kuleva
    Social Secretary
  • Connor Weaving
  • Connor Weaving
  • James Simpson
    Well-Being Officer