2017 Shorinji Kempo World Taikai

Date: 7/29 (Sat.) - 8/02 (Wed.)

San Mateo Event Center
1346 Saratoga Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94403

The 2017 Shorinji Kempo World Taikai is fast approaching. Kenshi around the world have already started their preparations as well as increased their training. As the official host of the 2017 World Taikai, we have many preparations to make as well and you can be a part of it all. See the buttons below to learn more:




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USSKF is pleased to offer the following 2017 World Taikai and Shorinji Kempo 70th Anniversary Memorial goods for Pre-order, you can see them here.

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Information About the International Study Session

  • Any current Kenshi can attend the Study Session regardless of their rank.
  • The study Session curriculum will consist of 1-Kyu and above techniques.
  • This Study Session attendance will be counted and qualified for black belt examinations.









実行委員長 平山 勝也


Hello to everyone who is enjoying practicing Shorinji Kempo in the world.

The World Taikai we have all been waiting for is just around the corner. It will be in July, here in San Mateo, California, USA.

We, the United States Shorinji Kempo Federation, are working hard, preparing for the event to ensure that you will be satisfied with your visit, and hope that many of you will come to attend.

As we gather and practice under California’s blue sky, let’s commemorate the 70th anniversary and celebrate the success of The World Taikai.

I am looking forward to seeing all of you in July.


Katsuya Hirayama

Executive Chairman of 2017 World Taikai

Message from the Executive Chairman, United States Federation