Branch History

Shorinji Kempo Toronto Branch, founded in May 1990, is an official branch of the Canadian Shorinji Kempo Federation (CSKF) and the World Shorinji Kempo Organization (WSKO).

We are a non-profit group.

Our goal is to pass on the teachings of Doshin So to future generations and support the growth of Shorinji Kempo more widely in Canada.

We actively participate in many Shorinji Kempo events including:

    WSKO Taikai

    WSKO Seminars

    Annual Cornell Shorinji Kempo Camp

    Joint Training Events with other WSKO Branches

    Regional Taikai and Godorenshu

In 2003, our branch was presented with a Special Commendation Award by Yuuki So (Shorinji Kempo 2nd Shike) for our charitable activities.


Branch Staff

John McCulloch

Junhanshi, 6th Dan

Branch Master

1st Class Examiner & Judge

President of CSKF (2021-present)

WSKO Council (2002-2006)


Tal Schaeffer

Seikenshi, 4th Dan

Assistant Branch Master

2nd Class Examiner & Judge


Tony Tan

Seikenshi, 4th Dan

Assistant Instructor


Isabel Struik

Chukenshi, 3rd Dan

Assistant Instructor



Please have a look at our blog, YouTube channel, and web archive for more information on our historical activities.