Shorinji Kempo Wimbledon Branch

Shorinji Kempo is a dynamic Japanese martial art.  Its first goals are: self-defence, spiritual growth and a healthy body.

It was founded by So Doshin in 1947 in the town of Tadotsu, Japan.  There are now over 1.5 million registered members of the Shorinji Kempo Federation worldwide, and national chapters have been established over 40 countries.  Shorinji Kempo has been practised in the UK for over 40 years.  As a result there is a well establish network of different clubs and a great depth of instructor knowledge.

Wimbledon Branch was established in March 2018 and formally registered as WSKO Branch on 1st September 2019.  The Branch Master is Calvin Lo (668期生), who has the rank of 4th-dan, YONDAN SEI KENSHI (四段 正拳士), 2nd Class Examiner / Judge and DBS checked.

Matsumoto Yoshifumi sensei (left), Calvin Lo (middle), Kobayashi Toshiko (right)

Calvin started his Shorinji Kempo journey at Durham University, UK in 2004.  He returned to Asia shortly after his graduation.  He has many great opportunities to receive guidance from varies sensei along his journey of Shorinji Kempo YOUGYO (養行).  Calvin was in Busen course (武道専門コース) for year 2017/2018 in Hyogo prefecture in Japan.  His primary sensei are Matsumoto Yoshifumi sensei, 7th-dan from Kakogawa Hioka Douin (WSKO Instructor) and Miss Kobayashi Toshiko.

Yagi Yasumitsu sensei from Kobe Municipal Fukiai High School
Kobe Municipal Fukiai High School’s Shorinji Kempo Club

Wimbledon Branch is a sister club of 加古川氷丘道院 Kakogawa Hioka Douin.  Also closely linked with Kobe Municipal Fukiai High School’s Shorinji Kempo club in Japan and 香港少林寺拳法同好会(只限会員) Hong Kong Shorinji Kempo Association, a social club in Hong Kong for kenshi visiting the city.

WhatsApp Image 2019-11-11 at 10.53.54
香港少林寺拳法同好会 – with Ancholette visiting from Holland
Presented with Wimbledon Branch Establishment Attestation from Kawashima sensei and WSKO team.
Wimbledon Branch, Branch Establishment Attestation


The United Kingdom Shorinji Kempo Federation (UKSKF) is a member of the World Shorinji Kempo Organisation (WSKO).  Shorinji Kempo Wimbledon Branch is part of United Kingdom Shorinji Kempo Federation, which again is part of the WSKO, regulated from headquarters in Japan.

Please visit our United Kingdom Shorinji Kempo Federation website: