The art of pliancy, using fist law
Kempo (“fist law”) can mean different things to different people. There is Kempo Karate and also Kempo Jujitsu. We have assimilated principles from Kempo into our Aiki-Jujitsu. Furthermore, Kempo is the Japanese term for Chinese Martial Arts. Karate has Chinese origins and our founder started his martial journey in the Chinese art of Lau Gar Kung Fu.
Whereas Jujitsu typically emphasises joint destruction and throwing, Kempo emphasises striking, mainly to anatomically weak areas. Indeed there is extensive use of Kyushu, pressure points. This makes Kempo Jujitsu quite a balanced system and this is what we have strived for too.
The Kempo Jujitsu syllabus is quite deliberately non-prescribed. The student must learn hand and foot strikes as well as throws and joint locks. However they will learn these without sticking to a rigid system. Gradings are based less upon personal development and more on effectiveness under pressure.