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    How many varieties of Chinese Kempo are there?
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    i was wondering the same thing.
    there are plenty of derivatives out there. I was hoping that we could get some threads started by the shaolin kempo crew, GM Kuoha, and Mr. Elmer.

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    Doesn't all Kenpo/Kempo have roots in China? If that's the case then all of them are varieties of Chinese Kempo including modern day American Kenpo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celtic_Crippler
    Doesn't all Kenpo/Kempo have roots in China? If that's the case then all of them are varieties of Chinese Kempo including modern day American Kenpo.
    this is not neccesarily true.

    example:
    "Jujutsu has been known from feudal times under various names, such as yawara, tai-jutsu, kogusoku, kempo and hakuda. The names jujutsu and yawara were most widely known and used."

    taken from: Jujutsu - By Jigoro Kano and T. Lindsay, 1887 (Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Volume 15)

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    We consider our system of Bok Fu Do to be chinese kenpo, even though quite a bit of it is from the Tracy system. Tracy's system heads in the chinese direction of movement and we've taken it even farther down that road.

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    Well, Chinese Kempo of Kara-Ho Karate seems to fit in here properly...

    Maybe I will take residence in this area of the forum-

    I am not a history expert (I am learning) but the Kara-Ho system has quite a bit of a Kung-Fu influence. Many debate if Professor Chow learned Kung-Fu from his father, learned the movements in dreams, or simply was a master at seeing a technique and adopting it well. I believe he learned from his father but used much innovation along the way...

    If you have ever seen a Nidan or above work on their sets you will see the influence.

    Take care everyone!



    The above is just my opinion.

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    Master Bill Chun Jr. is the successor to his father's Go Shin Jitsu Kenpo/Chinese Kempo Kai.

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