Founded in May 1990, we are an official branch of the Canadian Shorinji Kempo Federation (CSKF) and the World Shorinji Kempo Organization (WSKO).
The art of Shorinji Kempo was established in Tadotsu, Japan by Doshin So in October 1947. His goal was not to add another way of fighting to an already violent world, but to implement a training system that would help to develop people, enable them to lead full and productive lives, and contribute to the wellbeing of society.
Doshin So embedded these lessons in his martial art. The way we practice helps us to value cooperation and joint development. Our philosophy study and meditation practice help us build greater compassion and equanimity.
Since its launch in 1947, Shorinji Kempo has spread around the globe and resonated with people from many different cultures.
Shorinji Kempo Toronto Branch follows Doshin So's founding vision and strives to accurately transmit his techniques and philosophy.
Please contact us if you'd like to learn more and try out Shorinji Kempo!
We look forward to welcoming you to our dojo!