Chronology of the organization

1. In October of 1947, Kaiso Doshin So established Nippon Seito Hoppa Shorinji Kempo Kai in the town of Tadotsu, in Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku.

2. In December of 1951, Kaiso Doshin So founded the Kongo Zen Sohonzan with Shorinji Kempo as its main teaching.

3. In 1953, Kaiso Doshin So created the Japan Shorinji Kempo Federation.

4. In 1974, Kaiso Doshin So set up the World Shorinji Kempo Organization.