A Short History of Our Club

The QUT Shorinji Kempo Martial Arts Club was founded 15 years ago in 1987 by Sensei Dr Andy Tan.  Dr Andy Tan is still the current Branch Master and has obtained the rank of 4th Dan black belt .  One of the original students has achieved the rank of 3rd Dan black belt, whilst two of the original students have obtained the rank of 2nd Dan black belt.  Several have been able to achieve black belts including three more students this year: Rachael, Phong, and Smick.  Due to the club's location, the majority of club members are QUT students, or past QUT students.  This has meant that the face of our club has and always will show continual change.  Today we have approximately 60 Kenshi with 30 student members and 30 associate members.

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Training Place

We train at the gym located at the Gardens Point Campus of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).  The gym is located very near to the Good Will Bridge.




Training Times

We train three times per week.  Training times are Wed 7:30 - 9:30pm, Fri 6:30 - 8:30pm, Sun 3:00 - 4:30pm. 


The World Shorinji Kempo Organization (WSKO) is a non-profit organization.  Obtaining membership from any of the branches also entitles you to participate at any Shorinji Kempo dojo around the world.  If you are not able to afford the fees, please speak to one of the executives to work something out.  We believe that finance should not be an obstacle for bettering oneself.

The pricing policy for 2002 is as follows:

Fees QUT student Non-QUT student Workers
Annual Club Membership




QUT SG Associate Membership N/A Automatically insured, Automattaically SG members.

$30.25 (6 months) or$60.50 (12 months)

$30.25 (6 months) or$60.50 (12 months)
Training Fees

$2 per lesson or

$50 (3 months) or $200 (1 year)

$2 per lesson or

$50 (3 months) or $200 (1 year)

$3 per lesson or

$100 (3 months) or $300 (1 year)


In addition, the cost for WSKO lifetime membership is $29.  This gives you an identification card, a badge, and a curriculum book.  You must be affiliated with WSKO before you can grade for you brown belt.



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