Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our training has changed. We encourage all our students to get the vaccine, and wearing masks is mandatory during close-proximity training. FFP3 facemasks are available for sale at all sessions. Please follow our Facebook page for up-to-date information on training. 

Shōrinji Kenpō is a formidable Japanese martial art.

It was founded in Japan in 1948 by Doshin So, and is an efficient and effective form of self-defence.

This group is headed by Adrian Starr-Sensei, who has been training in this style since 1981.

The organisation is designed to be open and accessible to all,  regardless of age, race, gender, beliefs, sexual orientation or ability.

At present training sessions are held in Hampshire.

Classes run on Saturdays at the Sway youth centre, Station Road, Lymington SO41 6BA Saturday – Juniors (under 14 years) 9 – 10.30am Seniors – 9 – 12 midday. Cost £10 per session.

Southampton University, Fitness Studio, University of Southampton Students’ Union, Building 42, University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ – Sundays – 9am – 12 midday. Costs £35 per term for Uni students – £65 per term for private students in employment – payable monthly in advance.

Please do come and try a session – your first one is free!



The SKO is an independent organisation dedicated to teaching the techniques and philosophy of Doshin So. It is in no way affiliated with WSKO (World Shorinji Kempo Organisation) or the BSKF (British Shorinji Kempo Federation).