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3/31/05 11:37 AM
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Edited: 31-Mar-05
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Are Shorinji Kempo, Shorin Ryu, and Shaolin Kungfu the same art? If not, please describe the previous 2.
3/31/05 1:16 PM
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Edited: 31-Mar-05 01:16 PM
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The quick answer is that several of the Okinowian Karate styles have some roots in Chinese martial arts. This thread has some info on this.
3/31/05 1:23 PM
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There is a quick pissing contest on that thread...but keep reading, it is quite informative.
3/31/05 2:45 PM
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Edited: 31-Mar-05 08:25 PM
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I actually meant are the three almost exactly the same except by name ie Judo and Yudo.
4/1/05 10:42 AM
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Shorinji Kempo= created by Doshin So. It is a unique Japanese martial art, not to be confused with the American versions of Kempo/Kenpo. I believe the bhuddist religion is a big aspect of shorinji kempo and the art has elements of Aikido, Judo, Shaolin, etc. Shorin Ryu=type of Okinawan Karate, if I am correct. Shaolin=can refer to the many Chinese martial styles decended from the famous Shoalin temple.
4/1/05 3:20 PM
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The names are almost the same , but what they refer to is different. searching on the web, I found that Shorinji Kempo was founded after the war by a fellow named Kaiso who had studied various Chinese and Japanese arts. Shorin ryu refers to a branch of Okinawan karate some centuries old, and probably actually was derived to some extent from southern shaolin kung fu (and also influenced by fukien white crane)

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