"The person, the person, the person. Everything depends
on the quality of the person."
Our founder, So
Doshin, saw that "given that everything is conducted by people,
then there is no other way to achieving real peace than to make as many
individuals as possible with strong senses of charity, courage, and
justice," and so he created Shorinji Kempo. The purpose in this
was not to make strong people or people with great technique, but to
work through the practice of Shorinji Kempo and through people's work
to acquire healthy bodies, indomitable courage, and well-rounded character
in order to make individuals capable of leading happy lives. At the
same time the purpose is to nourish in them the courage and enthusiasm
that will allow them to act aggressively to achieve a peacefully and
prosperously ideal society, and to raise people well endowed with good
judgment and a sense of justice who will serve as true leaders.
While Kaiso was still alive, he made use of a broad spectrum of opportunities
to explain to kenshi how human beings should live based on his personal
I want to take care of people who I've connected to
-relations of relying on and being relied on-
Becoming a person who can be depended on when something happens
I want to strive to be the person of virtue whom I should be
Return to the dojo what you gained from it
What is real winning?
More Horizontal Ties!
Confidence and courage can be cultivated
Dare to become bolder at changing suddenly!
Because you only live once
'Guko Moves the Mountain.' You know, I like that idea.
An ability that only exists in human beings
Make friends who would help you out in a jam
Relationship built through your action
You can be happy if you think positively
Don't Give Up Until You Die
Try to think ten years ahead
Meaningless without Action
If you act with all your energy, your life will change
If Fighting is Your Goal, Go Somewhere Else
Shorinji Kempo is not about selling techniques piece by piece
Half for one's own happiness, and half for the happiness of others
Decide why you are going and where you are going
Knowing Someone can be the turning point of your life
Real Instructors Ought to Teach Their Students by Themselves
Basics for Teaching Children
Return to the Beginning
The Meaning of Our Training
Why We Could Fill the Budokan Hall
Not Doing It is the Same as Not Thinking It
Beliefs Without Actions are Meaningless
It's Not About Loss and Profit.
Words Alone are Not Enough
Make a Friendship You'd Help and You'd Be Helped.
Human beings cannot exist alone
Become a person upon whom others rely
The self is the first thing, but not everything