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Ryukyu Kempo

Ryukyu Kempo is a way of life.

In ancient Okinawa, karate was more than a spare time
activity.  It touched the very essence of the people who studied
it, changing the way they thought, the way they felt about
themselves, the way they interacted with other people, and in
fact, deeply permeating their lives.  Much of that has been lost.
 In modern America, karate is only a sport like any other sport.

Ryukyu Kempo is traditional instruction.

Ryukyu Kempo is a well-rounded martial art, encompassing
studies that many more modern styles consider old-fashioned
and irrelevant.  With a return to the old way of thinking,
these studies are relevant, for this is what elevates
Ryukyu Kempo to an art, a way of life, and thus the ultimate in
self-defense.

Ryukyu Kempo is self-defense.

All styles of karate claim to teach self-defense, but only
Ryukyu Kempo offers the grappling art known as Tuite and the
nerve point techniques called Kyusho Jitsu.

Tuite "Grab-Hand" Techniques - All bodies are weak in 
some ways.  They all have nerves, joints, tendons, and muscles
that respond to a certain type of pressure.  Ryukyu
Kempo's grappling art exploits these weaknesses, so that a
big, strong person is as easily controlled as a small, weak one.

Kyusho Jitsu "Vital Point" Techniques - The striking
techniques of Ryukyu Kempo are some of the most
sophisticated in the martial arts.  Properly used against
selected anatomical points of the nervous and circulatory
systems, they will temporarily disable an opponent beyond his
ability to retaliate.  Precision, not strength, is the key.  

Ryukyu Kempo offers control of the opponent.

Ryukyu Kempo students are trained in the prudent use of lethal
force in a life-threatening situation.  Most often, however, the
attacker is the victim's friend or family, and the victim will
not use killing or maiming techniques.  Thus, he cannot defend
himself, unless he can also control an opponent with a
minimum of injury to the attacker.  Such techniques are offered
by Ryukyu Kempo.

Ryukyu Kempo offers katas.

A kata is a prearranged pattern of movement that expresses the
basic elements of karate.  Each movement holds subtle
meanings not readily discernible to the untrained eye.  Many
martial artists have heard of the hidden art within the katas,
but only in Ryukyu Kempo is this art taught.

Ryukyu Kempo offers weapons.

A vast arsenal of weapons supplement Ryukyu Kempo's
formidable array of empty-hand techniques.  Students may
learn several katas for each of the traditional weapons, plus
an awesome assortment of techniques drawn from those katas.
 They are though the interrelationship between empty-hand
movements and weapons techniques, stressing the value of
weapons training in the perfection of empty-hand technique.

Ryukyu Kempo offers physical training.

Strengthening, stamina, coordination, and balance are
achieved through the Ryukyu Kempo workout. Regular
training pushes each student to his individual limits,
challenging him to stretch those limits just a little further with
every class. The result is improved mental and physical
self-discipline, more complete self-awareness, and increased
self-confidence.

Ryukyu Kempo offers sport.

Of course, no martial art would be complete without the
excitement of sport karate.  Free-style sparring, known as
bogu kumite, is characterized by full power punches and kicks
and the use of bogu gear, face masks and body armor for
protection.  This enables fighters to use techniques that
might otherwise kill or seriously injure an opponent.

Ryukyu Kempo offers competition.

A little competition is always healthy, and it's a good way for
students to learn to think on their feet.  Not only the sport of
bogu kumite, but also empty-hand and weapon katas are
featured at tournaments sponsored by Ryukyu
Kempo schools.

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