History of PERKEMI (Indonesian Shorinji Kempo Federation).
Until 1965, hundreds of students and young people of Indonesia had the opportunity to study in Japan. Many of them practise martial artin leisure time after study in campus. When they returned to their homeland they teach martial arts which they practice in Japan such as Karate, Judo, Jujitsu. In 1962,
In an event that showcased student art welcoming important guests from Indonesia, a young Indonesian student named Utin Shahraz demonstrated his skill in mastering Shorinji Kempo techniques . What he demonstrated eventually attracting the youth and the students of Indonesia including Indra Kartasasmita and Ginanjar Kartasasmita and some others who came later in Japan.
In their spare time and holidays, Indra and Ginanjar use their time to come to the Head Quarter of Shorinji Kempo in Tadotsu to directly learn Shorinji Kempo martial art from Doshin So Sihang.For successfully mastering Shorinji Kempo techniques Indra Kartasasmita then got a Special Mandate given directly by Doshin So Sihang to develop Shorinji Kempo.
Indra Kartasasmita was also the first Kenshi exclude Japanese who got black belt rank IV-Dan. To continue the legacy of Shorinji Kempo martial arts, such as what they earn in Japan to his fellow countrymen, the three young men that Ir. Utin Shahraz, Drs. Indra Kartasasmita, Msc and Ir. Drs. Ginandjar Kartasasmita determined to establish an organization called PERKEMI (the Brotherhood of Indonesian Kempo Martial Art). PERKEMI established on February 2, 1966.
Now PERKEMI Kenshi has spread throughout the Indonesian archipelago in 33 Provinces from 34 Indonesian Province.
PERKEMI is under the auspices of KOI ( Indonesian Olympic Committee) and KONI ( National Sport Committee of Indonesis) and also a full member of the WSKO (World Shorinji Kempo Organization) based in Tadotsu City, Shikoku, Japan.