Kempo For Kids
A practical and fun martial art
for all types of boys and girls, ages 8-12
Why Shorinji Kempo?
•Learn an authentic Japanese martial art in a safe, supportive environment
•Help your child stay active while building confidence with self defence techniques
•Learn discipline and cooperation with others
•Excellent instructor to child ratio
•Very affordable fees- just compare!
•Non profit organization; all instructors volunteer their time
•Fully insured and regulated; branches and instructors are registered with World Shorinji Kempo Organization
•Organized and established education system
•Parents welcome to join in!
Who teaches it?
Sensei Masaaki Hashimoto (7th degree black belt) of Vancouver Branch has decades of experience teaching in the Greater Vancouver area.
Sensei Masa Okuma (5th degree black belt) teaches the children’s class at BC Tozenji Dojo. He has been teaching in the area for well over a decade and the class has continued to grow in size each year.
Sensei Louie (5th degree black belt) of Vancouver Branch originally started off in Hashimoto Sensei’s children’s class over 20 years ago and is also a graduate of the Shorinji Kempo Budo Academy at the Shorinji Kempo headquarters in Japan.
Through continued practice, kids quickly develop and improve their confidence, discipline, and social skills, through practice of physical exercise, self defense techniques, and class discussions on a variety of topics. Pair work is emphasized, and kids learn cooperation and teamwork in a safe and supportive environment.