June 27, 2015

Grading success!

Successful kenshi: L to R Rafael, Daryl and Max

Toronto Branch members have been successful in recent kyu examinations.

On June 22, Rafael passed the test for 5th kyu and Max passed his 4th kyu exam.

On June 24, Daryl was successful in his 3rd kyu examination.

Congratulations to all!


June 14, 2015

Shorinji Kempo Documentary by Empty Mind Films

The first Shorinji Kempo documentary in English since the BBC Way of the Warrior documentary in 1981.

June 03, 2015

20th Annual Kickathon for CAMH

Total raised:  $9,250.00


The members of Shorinji Kempo Toronto Branch held the 20th Annual Charity Kickathon in aid of the CAMH Foundation in the Main Gym of the CAMH Russell St site on the evening of May 27.

In this event we received sponsorship for performing 500 consecutive kicks (jun geri, gyaku geri) with full kiai. Surprisingly, we were able to manage fine despite the physical toll of the weekend long Cornell Camp a few days before.

We are pleased to announce that this year's event raised a total of $9,250 to support the activities of CAMH in the field of drug addiction (research into causes of addiction and support for treatment programs). 

We wish to warmly thank our kind sponsors for their wonderful and loyal support. In addition, we wish to thank Lidia Franchitto and her team at the CAMH Foundation for their expert logistical help.

Since the Kickathon event was launched we have raised a total of $130,140 for this important cause.