History of PERKEMI (Indonesia Shorinji Kempo Federation)

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 demonstratedhis 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 learnShorinji Kempo martial art from Doshin So Sihang.

For successfully mastering Shorinji Kempo techniques Indra Kartasasmita then got aSpecial 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).

Thisoganization was officially established on February 2, 1966.


Now PERKEMI Kenshi has spawned thousands across the country spread across the country. PERKEMI under the auspices of KONI (National Sports Committee of Indonesia), and also a full member of the Federation of the World Kempo WSKO (World Shorinji Kempo Organization) based in the center of Shorinji Kempo, Tadotsu city, Japan.Now PERKEMI spawned thousands across the country who bersebar water. Now PERKEMI has spawned thousands Kenshi across the country. 

PERKEMI is under the auspices of KONI (National Sports Committee of Indonesia), and KOI (National Olympic Committee) and also become full member of  WSKO (World Shorinji Kempo Organization) which based in the Shorinji Kempo Headquarter in Tadotsu, Japan.