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.