Martial Aid took place on September 6th 1987. The aim was to bring various Japanese martial arts groups together to raise funds for Save The Children. The event was well-advertised, and the flyer was very well-produced.
The event was organised by the Japanese Martial Art Council, together with the Japanese Embassy Culture Centre. It took place at the famous Wembley Conference Centre in London. The martial arts that were represented included karatedo, judo, aikido, kendo, and of course Shorinji kempo. The event flyer included a brief description of some of the martial arts that were represented. The Shorinji kempo entry emphasised the philosophical core of our art: Shorinji Kempo was founded in 1947 by So Doshin in Japan. Although effective for self-defence, Shorinji Kempo's central philosophy is to learn to live a balanced life with a peace-loving spirit. Considering the well-being of others, respecting others as oneself and sharing the spirit of living and working together.
The magazine Wado World carried a report of the event, including a photograph of SK Jee and Paul White demonstrating with the six foot staff (aka bo), and another of several BSKF members demonstrating.