What is kenpo, kempo karate?

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  1. Brandon Miller

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    I’m loving kyokushin but my dream karate would be a karate system with full contact but some grappling and sweeps involved. What traditional arts produce that type of training? Or will I just have to take Judo along with kyokushin seperatly? Also what exactly is Kenpo Karate and or kempo?
     
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    Wait.....Can’t all styles of karate have full contact, some grappling, and sweep applications........or are you talking about competition organizations?
     
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    Which karate style would you consider most complete?
     
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    The instructor and how they teach is more important than style.
     
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    Look up Enshin karate or Kudo/Daido Juku. They have this exactly (they're offshoots of Kyokushin).
     
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    Osu, you beat me to it, Simon ;) . Ashihara karate also has elements and may be easier for you to find in your area. As in all things, the instructor and their approach is more important than the style itself. If you can find a good school with proper instruction, then you will thoroughly enjoy Enshin, Ashihara or Kudo/Daido Juku. Note, Enshin and Ashihara do not typically practice with head gear featuring face protection while Kudo has a specially developed helmet to ensure face punches do not come in contact with soft tissue.
     
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