Who takes Kempo?

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

  1. Wolf

    Wolf Totalitarian Dictator

    I'm just curious is there a difference between Kenpo and Kempo or are they interchangeable terms?
  2. Luar

    Luar New Member

    This has been answered numerous times all over the place but the short practical answer is there is no difference in the terms.
  3. KenpoDavid

    KenpoDavid Working Title

    Kenpo or Kempo is a large family tree of martial arts. In the US use of the "n" or "m" can tell you something about the lineage of that style...

    mostly, the "n" styles come out of Parker; and the "n" styles out of Emperado. There are of course exceptions and this is a broad generalization.. but if you want to know more it is easy to find this info.
  4. ryuugal

    ryuugal New Member

    Kempo - original spelling... Kenpo - spelling after typo made on first publication out of Hawaii in mid-20th century. Too expensive to reprint, so the name stuck.
  5. Kempo Fighter

    Kempo Fighter New Member


    I take Shaolin Kempo, hells yeah.
  6. KenpoDavid

    KenpoDavid Working Title

    I just noticed I mis-types this

    N - Parker
    M - Emperado

    but that is just a general guideline.
  7. Bill Lear

    Bill Lear New Member

    I study/teach Ed Parker's American Kenpo Karate under Bryan Hawkins in West Los Angeles, California.

  8. Colin Linz

    Colin Linz Valued Member

    The Japanese forms use the m too when they Romanise it. It more accurately resembles the sound of the word when spoken in Japanese.
  9. Khallendross

    Khallendross New Member

    Chinese Kenpo Karate under Sifu Jeff Schroeder.
  10. kempocos

    kempocos Valued Member

    NO, Ryukyu Kempo from Okinawia has nothing to do with that claim. Also there were a few books from the 1920'S that use the term KEMPO. My linage is from Nakamura to Oyata.
  11. Bolt

    Bolt New Member

    4th degree Black Belt in Grandmaster Ed Parker's American Kenpo Karate, under Sifu Refugio Flores. Planning on opening my own Dojo, combining the different styles I have under gone.
  12. Kempo Fighter

    Kempo Fighter New Member

    Shaolin Kempo For me, Close combat rules!
  13. wildwills

    wildwills Valued Member

    Tama Ryu Kenpo Jujitsu in Dayton, OH. Mix of Shaolin Kenpo, Okinawa Te, Danzan Ryu and Aiki Jujitsu.
  14. Zankuro

    Zankuro Valued Member

    Me = Kiyojute Ryu Kempoka.
  15. hunnysan

    hunnysan Valued Member

    I will be starting in AMerican Kenpo..but before that..
    when i very first started Kenpo...it was
    Lama Kenpo Karate..from the style of Lima Lama..i think that's how it's spelled...

    DJ hunny
  16. lonekimono10

    lonekimono10 New Member


    i started with tracys kenpo, then went to parker kenpo that was back in 1965
    i teach American chinese kenpo karate www.ackks.com
  17. lonekimono10

    lonekimono10 New Member

    sorry but thats Sr.Grandmaster Ed Parker
  18. lonekimono10

    lonekimono10 New Member

    thank you collin i was going to add that, you beat me to the punch,yep but you are right and the people need to know why things are done the way they are, and why things are spelled the way they are :D
  19. JazzHands

    JazzHands New Member

    Shaolin Kempo, USSD
  20. lonekimono10

    lonekimono10 New Member



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