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* NEW * Junior classes to learn martial arts in Weybridge

This is a unique opportunity for your child to learn the depth and width of a both physically and intellectually challenging martial art. The Kosho Ryu Kempo classes in the UK have until now only been available for a select group of adults. It is not the run-of-the-mill type of martial arts but a scientific study of how biomechanics can be used in combat and self-defence. Ultimately, the objective is to achieve internal confidence and peace so you never have to use the skills unless you have no other option than to defend yourself.

The students who commit to training with us will buy and wear a black Kempo Gi (uniform) and is free to wear the belt colour that they may already have achieved in other Japanese martial arts.



Juniors 9 - 15 years old 6:30p.m. - 7:30p.m.

at Weybridge Guide Hall, Palace Drive, Weybridge, KT13 8ND

Club fees:                                                                                                                                                    

One free trial class

Juniors: £120/term including insurance and Kosho Shorei Kai International membership.

Kempo uniform and personal protective equipment is not included in the fees.

Training dates during Autumn term:

September: 5/9, 12/9, 19/9,

October: 3/10, 10/10, 17/10, 24/10

November: 14/11, 21/11, 28/11

December: 5/12, 12/12   :

Kristian Karppi has been searching the core fundamentals of martial arts by studying multiple martial arts styles since 1986.

The 'Junior class' was set-up in September 2019 to give juniors, including Kristian's daughter Eva, the opportunity to train Kosho Shorei Ryu Kempo in Weybridge.

Significant ranks:

  • Shodan-Ho Black belt: Kosho Shorei Ryu Kempo under Shihan Bart de Backer

  • 2nd Kyu Brown belt: Motubo-Ha Shito-Ryu Sanshinkan Karate 1991 under Soke Tamas Weber.

Instructor Kristian Karppi