The Camden club was founded in January 2019 by Kavita Kapoor (3rd Dan) and Ofelia Khan (1st Dan).
The club aims to focus on practical self-defence techniques but also draws on Kavita’s love of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and adds in television inspired moves. We pride ourselves on being the only completely female-led and openly LGBTQ+ Shorinji Kempo club.
The club is a Constituted Community Sports Club (CCSC) and is not-for-profit.
This club is part of British Shorinji Kempo Federation (BSKF)
All our instructors volunteer their time.
Kavita (she/her) has been training in Shorinji Kempo since Jan 2004 and is 3rd Dan. She had trained across the world (Japan, Canada, Ireland India and Spain) but her primary location of training has been Imperial College Shorinji Kempo where she is an assistant instructor.
Ofelia (she/her) has been training for since 2015 and her primary training location is SOAS Shorinji Kempo Society where is a registered instructor. She was awarded her black belt in 2019.