Thread: Aikido vs Kempo
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Old 08-03-2000, 05:08 AM   #1
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Hi everyone

Just in case you don't know, I started aikido last week. I think it is fascinateing and unlike many other martial arts.

However, I heard about Shorinji Kempo and found info on the internet about it. Apparently, it has the throws, locks and many techniques like aikido and does concentrate a lot on defending rather than attacking. Its philosophy seems v.similiar & appealing like aikido.

However, it also has punches and kicks that are different and more effective than say karate - it uses pressure points. This makes me consider takeing up Kempo as opposed to aikido, there is a dojo near me.

I am not sure what to do. I would be grateful for some input, perhaps people whom have tried kempo and aikido or just anyone who has an opinion on which they think is better.

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