Shorinji Kempo vs Shotokan Karate
So recently I started to study Shotokan Karate here in Japan. I like how it focuses on power and a solid structure of balance. Although all I really am learning is Kata.
Recently I was told about Shorinji Kempo and that it included some joint manipulations (big fan) and was perhaps more practical as a self defense art (kind of what I am looking for)
Anyways I plan to go and try out a Shorinji class but I was wondering on some ideas from you guys and gals about the defensive aspects of both and which art I am most likely able to pick up practical combat techniques without having to sort through the fluff.