Kempo karate

terry_gardener

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Hi

i received a leaflet through the door today about a new kempo karate class in the area, since i have never heard of kempo karate does anyone know what it is.

i have heard of these arts seperately but nether heard of them together.

has the instructors just merged the two systems together (kempo and karate) or is there an actual system for this.

Thanks
Terry
 

marlon

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i do not know if this is the case with you but shaolin kempo as designated by F.Villari is often called shaolin kempo karate. also kempo is not a name well recognized by the general public so for advertising purposes karate is usually added and sometimes kung fu even.

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marlon
 

redfang

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Typically, saying Kempo or Kempo Karate means the same thing.
 

DavidCC

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"Kempo Karate" is a term used in marketing by many of the hawaiian kempo branches... for exactly the reason stated above - everyone knows what "karate" is.
 
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