So where are all the Kempo practitioners. What style do you study and what rank? How does your particular style work. I have heard of styles that were kempo although the theory was different.. ie preffered range. I'll start. I'm a Green belt w/brown stripe(brown is next) Shaolin Kempo prefers to be very close and to stay close. All kicks are low, but there are always exceptions. Hands play a huge role, striking is almost always done with standing grappling done later on. Locks are taught but mostly any grappling is standing and usually used to set up for another strike. The system blends circular with linear motion, often changing one form into another.