Technikuebersicht auf Englisch
Hōkei 法形 can be translated as “form” or “pattern”. When talking about form, one often thinks of kata 型 that is used by many other budō 武道. The second character (kanji) in hōkei can also be read as kata, but it isn’t the same kanji as the one that most often is used for “kata” in other budō. The meaning of “kata” and “hōkei” is similar, but there is a certain difference.
When one talk about hōkei, one usually think of forms that are done in single form. In Shorinji Kempo there are of course also that type of forms . But the primary in Shorinji Kempo is pair-practice.
Niō ken 仁王拳 is a group of techniques
with defence against different types of strikes against jōdan (the head)
and a counter attack.
Niō ken contains 21 different techniques.
Sangō ken 三合拳 contains techniques with
defence against strikes or kicks against chūdan (stomach) and a counter
attack with kick.
Sangō ken contains 9 different techniques.
Ten’ō ken 天王拳 defence against a series
of attacks that i begin with a strike to jōdan and counter with kick.
Ten’ō ken contains 9 different techniques.
Byakuren ken 白蓮拳 – Typical of techniques in the byakuren ken group is dan han
geki, which means that one perform defence and counter with the same hand.
Byakuren ken contains 6 different techniques.
Chiō ken 地王拳 is defence against a
series of attacks that begins with a kick chūdan or gedan (lower
Chiō ken contains 6 different techniques.
Kakuritsu ken 鶴立拳is techniques that mainly means defences with the leg against kicks
aimed for gedan and counter with kick.
Kakuritsu ken contains 5 different techniques.
Ryūō ken 龍王拳 is techniques for escaping
from different types of grabs.
Ryūō ken contains 27 different techniques.
Ryūka ken 龍華拳is a group of techniques
developed from Ryūō ken, but instead of escaping one does take downs or
techniques are essential in Shorinji Kempo.
Ryūka ken contains 56 different techniques.
Goka ken 五花拳 is throwing techniques,
some of them by defence from strikes and then grab and throw.
Goka ken contains 26 different techniques.
Kongō ken 金剛拳 is techniques of pinning a
Kongō ken contains 27 different techniques.
Rakan ken 羅漢拳 is a set of techniques
with defence mainly against grabs in the clothes (sleeve or collar), strangles
Rakan ken contains 47 different techniques.
Rakan teihō 羅漢締法 is a group of techniques with different strangulation methods.
Rakan teihō contains 8 different methods.
Rakan appō 羅漢圧法 is techniques that use kyūsho
group of techniques is a part of the exam to 6th dan.
Rakan appō contains 35 different techniques.
Tanen hōkei – series of techniques in single form
Tenchi ken dai ikkei – dai rokkei (1-6)
Ryūō ken dai ikkei
Giwa ken dai ikkei, dai nikei (1, 2)
Byakuren ken dai ikkei
Kō manji ken (manji no kata)
Ryū no kata (gyaku gote tanen)