A preview film clip taken from our new release celebrating the 70th anniversary of Shorinji Kempo. This unofficial sneak preview offers a glimpse into the fury and excitement of a Taikai on a grand scale.
Shorinji Kempo 70 Years is a documentary to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the martial art created by Doshin So. Culminating in a World Shorinji Kempo Taikai and three day International Study Session that bears the title “Be the Bridge and make the world better, one person at a time”.
Empty Mind Films were very humbled to recieve a kind invitation to film at the 2017 World Shorinji Kempo Organization Taikai which also marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of Shorinji Kempo in 1947. This is a brief summary of this exciting event which took place this July.
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.