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Shorinji Kempo (少林寺拳法 shōrinji-kempō) is a Japanese martial art equivalent of Shaolin Kungfu. It was established in 1947 by Doshin So (宗 道臣 Sō Dōshin), a Japanese martial artist and former military intelligence agent.
Shorinji Kempo is a system of "self-defense and training" (護身錬鍛: goshin-rentan), "mental training" (精神修養: seishin-shūyō) and "promoting health" (健康増進: kenkō-zōshin), whose training methods are based on the concept that "spirit and body are not separable" (心身一如: shinshin-ichinyo) and that it is integral to "train both body and spirit" (拳禅一如: kenzen ichinyo).

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The swastika, called "manji" in Japanese, was originally the emblem for Shorinji Kempo, as it is used in Dharmic religions, as well as by many cultures around the world, for centuries. The swastika can either mean love (left-facing) and strength (right-facing) which symbolize Kongo-zen teaching.
However, given the Nazi connotations that the swastika carries, the WSKO had been using the character 拳 (ken), which means "fist", in the center of tate-manji (swastika guarded by shields) on the emblem or using nagare-manji which meant rounded swastika.

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Grand Master Shorinji Kenpo demonstration


Nippon Budokan, Shorinji kempo Salamanca 2006


Demonstration Of Shorinji Kempo


日本体育大学の少林寺拳法ŚNippon Sport Science...


Demonstration Shorinji Kempo japon


Shorinji Kempo Kyusho lesson


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