Shorinji Kempo was founded in 1947.The techniques were developed to protect
oneself from an act of violence.
These techniques are placed into two types. One is called "Goho"or hard
techniques, which use strikes and kicks the other is called "Juho"or soft
techniques, which uses throws & releases. In both, the techniques are
designed on the principle of human dynamics and physiology. The purpose of
Shorinji Kempo is not to pursue a way to win through fights or to defeat
other, rather it is to pursue a way to develop a physically and mentally.