Kenpo is recognized by fast and several flowing attacks to vital areas of a human body. As mainly a “self-defense art” the objectives are generally the throat, genitals and eyes although any part of human body may be a focus target if given the right chance. Kenpo contains an analysis of objectives and potential weapons for those targets as well as the manipulation of the opponent’s body position. Kenpoists are interested in performance and highest possible results of their efforts. Kenpo is mainly a standup fighting art. They would rather not go to the floor but they realize that the real life is unforeseen and that kenpo should include any effective actions. They should be prepared for the circumstances. Kenpo contains attention of all varies of battling and protection.
Kenpo is a Japanese unnamed battling art that was introduced from China to Japan about 700 years ago by the Yoshida Group and was easily adopted by the Komatsu Group. The phrase Kenpo means basically, “Fist Law,” and also represents its Chinese origin. The Japanese adoptation of this Chinese style was well designed for protecting against the various unarmed Japanese people fighting styles of the 12th century. Few variations were needed for Kenpo to get over the new unarmed methods that developed over the next 7 centuries of that came to be known as Karate (Japanese of “Empty Hand”). But for the Yoshida and Komatsu Groups who developed their martial art into a truly Japanese style, the term was simply Kenpo. During this same period the Chinese system from which Kenpo was derived experienced so many changes that, while most of the Kenpo methods can be found widely spread among the hundreds of Chinese battling methods, there is no single program in China nowadays that appears like Kenpo.