Kempo is the Japanese translation of the word “Chuan Fa”. Which is self defense with a Chinese origin. In Chinese, the meaning of the word “Chuan Fa” is “boxing” or ‘fighting technique’. From a Japanese view, it means “Chinese Boxing”. We feel strongly that if the practitioner does not practice boxing drills, then they are not fully immersed in Kempo
Every other Monday we engage in Circuit Boxing/Kickboxing drills as part of our Kempo training. We feel it’s very important to learn and practice these skills to be an effective Martial Artist. After all, how do you know how well you can strike until you hit something in motion? Also the workout has tremendous benefits.
These sessions are not just mindless exercise classes. Kempo concepts and Principals are utilized throughout the class. Everything you learn in Kosho Ryu Kempo is applied.
Heavy and speed Bag work, focus mits and body pads. Shadow boxing, octagon footwork and Kempo flow drills are all utilized.
Controlled Sparring utilizing principals learned in class is done at the member’s comfort level. The goal is to ultimately develop and improve speed, agility and confidence in your art! There are many benefits to these type of drills:
- It lets you test what you’ve learned in Kempo.
- It helps your sense of timing.
- It increases your overall martial arts comprehension.
- It increases your personal sense of accomplishment.
- It teaches you how to remain calm under pressure.
- It builds confidence.
- It adds another fitness element
- It builds Camaraderie in the dojo