ShoKempo 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.