The goal and mission of the Koga Ha Kosho Shorei Kempo Association of Philadelphia, is to create strong, capable and independent citizens within our own communities.
The student is taught respect for the laws and are encouraged to be a productive member of the community. The Koga Ha Kempo Systems co-ordinates mind and body with a value and a belief system that recognizes the sanctity of life and seeks to preserve it, thereby teaching true self defense.
The skills and drills instructed here are taught to assist and develop our citizens and communities. The aim of the program is… that when the individual leaves us, where ever they go… they are empowered with the tools and confidence of their own abilities to handle all forms of daily crisis.
We are an organization that takes pride in giving back to our community.
I embarked on this journey a little over three years ago. Looking back, I'm surprised at the progress I've made. I've always worked out, but am stronger now than I've ever been. Because of that, and the knowledge I'm able to protect myself, I'm more confident during these dangerous times where Self Defense is crucial.
Peace I like the equality, compassion, and the dedication to Honest transmission of the " Mitose" system. I've learned inner and outer peace, finally.
Students are first brought in for an interview with our Grandmaster. He discusses what your needs and goals are. Checks for any physical challenges. Takes you on a walkthrough of the school and answers any questions the potential student might have. Once excepted into the school you will be placed in a class no larger than 12 students taught by the Grandmaster and assisted by the upper classmates.
Classes are three days a week Monday and Wednesday evenings 6:30pm to 7:30pm and Saturday mornings at 8:30am to 9:30am. We offer a senior's class on Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9:30am to 10:30am. This class emphasis stretching, balance and moving meditation. Cost paid monthly Adults 130.00 and children 100.00. We except children as young as seven years old and no age limits for adults. We also work with physically challenged individuals.