A film clip taken from Warriors of Budo: Episode seven Shorinji Kempo. In this trailer we hear from Hombu Chief Instructor Tsunehiro Arai and watch the Embu or paired practice demonstrations.
Mixing a martial art with religion is not new and can be traced back 1500 years ago to Shaolin Temple. There the similarity ends. Shorinji Kempo is a modern martial art combining the best of Japanese Budo techniques with a philosophy based on ancient Buddhist scriptures.