Who takes Kempo?

Discussion in 'Kenpo' started by Bellator Manus, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. Bellator Manus

    Bellator Manus Warrior of the Hand

    I was just wondering, since many people might now post here often (like me) and still may take it. How many people take Kempo and what one do you take?
  2. Colin Linz

    Colin Linz Valued Member

    Shorinji Kempo for me. I think most seem to do Kenpo.
  3. Tripitaka of AA

    Tripitaka of AA Valued Member

    I tried Kenco Rich Roast, but then I went back to Gold Blend. Now I'm on the Asda's own label "Gold Roast".

    How do you take your Kempo? I take mine with cow's milk and no sugar.
  4. kempo-kid

    kempo-kid Warning Dangerous

    Atemi kempo jujitsu

  5. Pacificshore

    Pacificshore Hit n RUN!

    Professor Chow's Kara-Ho Kempo
  6. KenpoDavid

    KenpoDavid Working Title

    Shaolin Kempo, 2.5 years, 5th kyu.
  7. Satori81

    Satori81 Never Forget...


    -Villari or USSD Shaolin Kempo?

    May you achieve
  8. Tigermoth

    Tigermoth New Member

    Parker kenpo through IKCA. You didn't say what style you did Weirdalan.
  9. Omicron

    Omicron is around.

    Chalk another one up for Shorinji Kempo! I've been practicing it for just over a year now.
  10. Bellator Manus

    Bellator Manus Warrior of the Hand

    I take American Kempo.

    and small amount of Anris.
  11. JTiedes

    JTiedes Wielder of the Wiffle.

    american kenpo
    sasaki kenpo ( variant of american)
  12. Bright shadow

    Bright shadow New Member


    I take Shaolin Kempo. It's so fun! :cool:
  13. karshin

    karshin New Member

    I take Kosho Ryu Kenpo.
  14. Matthew Barnes

    Matthew Barnes Valued Member

    Kempo Jutsu
    Shaolin Kempo
  15. KenpoDavid

    KenpoDavid Working Title

    Neither... both?

    Shihan Geary started in a USSD school, but then went on to learn from Nick Cerio and Lou Angel, and then codified his understand of Shaolin Kempo into "Geary's Shaolin Kempo". I've done a lot of comparisons of our style with USSD and NCK, and it resembles both but is not exactly either. Less ornate than USSD, more circular than NCK... hard to say...

    I would ask you, what do you see as the differences between Villari and USSD? Becasue as fas as I know they are very similar... in fact you might find more differences between any 2 USSD schools than between Villari and a USSD instructors.
  16. Satori81

    Satori81 Never Forget...


    -Thanks for the reply. I asked because I spent some time with USSD in the past, and while I believe that many of their instructors are nice people with a decent level of skill, overall the franchise has left a bad taste in my mouth. This is just my opinion, and I had wanted to see what you thought of the organization.

    To tell you the truth, I've found that the Villari instructors usually have cheaper tuition and less commercialism. In addition, I've noticed that many Villari instructors "do their own thing" in regards to modifying the syllabus, adding material from other systems, etc... whereas USSD instructors are almost completely uniform (I think it has something to do with their franchise/teaching rules).

    I could be wrong.

    May you achieve
  17. KenpoDavid

    KenpoDavid Working Title

    As far as I know, you are exactly right.
  18. Luar

    Luar New Member

    Late comer but I do ShorinjiKempo and am also the webmaster for the ShorinjiKempo New York City Branch
  19. kempocos

    kempocos Valued Member

    RYUKYU KEMPO - SHODAN - Money maker/muncy linage
    -Sieyu Oyata linage
  20. rainbows

    rainbows New Member

    I did kenpo for 7 years when I was younger. I was a junior black belt. Gave it up when I was 18.

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