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Kimura Martial Arts Academy

Traditional Japanese Martial Arts in Western New York

Goshin Kempo

Shorinji Kempo / Goshin Kempo Martial Art KarateGoshin Kempo is a martial art developed by Sensei Kimura with his years of martial part experience to create a more efficient self-defense art that is suitable for all students. It is based on the physics of the human body and emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios. This highly effective style draws inspiration from numerous other traditional martial arts and from Sensei Kimura’s unique insight.

Characteristics of Goshin Kempo

  • The ability to defend against a larger, stronger opponent
  • Real self-defense against real attacks
  • Techniques are based on the physics of the human body
  • A Balance of striking and blocking techniques with escapes, joint locks and takedowns.
  • A Focus on mental preparedness

Goshin Kempo practice is physical, spiritual and intellectual. The physical training is organized into three parts: Goho, Juho, and Seiho.

  • Goho - "hard" techniques, blocking, punching, kicking.
  • Juho - "soft" techniques, escaping from grabs, takedowns, joint locks
  • Seiho - is healing techniques.

Benefits of Goshin Kempo

  • Increased strength
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased self confidence
  • Increased concentration and focus
  • Decreased Stress

The standards

Mr. Kimura maintains a very high standard of martial arts training.

The physical techniques are designed with an emphasis on self defense and particularly so that a smaller person might defend themselves against a larger, stronger person. They are also designed to help one overcome one's self-doubt and thus achieve the larger purpose of personal development

Another teaching states that the world becomes a better place when people cooperate rather than compete. Therefore physical practice is done in pairs and "Embu" is heavily emphasized. Embu can be though of as pair kata, where the pair can create a sequence of techniques. Embu involves the individual best effort, pair cooperation and good application of good technique. As your partner becomes better, so do you and the level of technique steadily increases.