Kempo Arts

The academy is an official dojo of the Sei Kosho Shorei Kai International from which we also study the art of Kosho Shorei Ryu Kempo which is an ancient art filled with a rich history and tradition.

The art of Kosho Ryu Kempo is a very unique form of self defense. It is an art form that is based on Concepts and Principals not just techniques. The student not only learns techniques in which they practice to defend oneself…they also learn the concepts and principles which make those techniques work properly.

Kosho Ryu classes are a blend of physical workout and mental challenge. The idea is to build and strengthen the body while making the mind sharper and clearer, working to make the student evolve into the best martial artist and person that they can be. Martial arts classes have so many positive benefits that are a by-product of a persons training. Some of these benefits are stress reduction, better physical fitness, weight loss, increased flexibility and range of motion, and enhanced focus and concentration. Philosophy and the understanding of conflict that exists in our daily life also lends to a happier, healthier individual.

Kosho Shorei Ryu kempo is a complete system for a lifetime of study!!

The practitioner is first trained in the Escaping Arts, which is the foundation for all the other sub-arts contained within the system. This allows the practitioner to either totally escape harm from their attacker or to engage. They then learn all the other sub-arts which include, kata, striking, kicking, joint locks, throwing, weapons. Chinese meridians are also studied and their benefits in both Martial and Healing arts.

Via the countless seminars an gatherings offered by the organization, The members are also taught other cultural arts like Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo and Sum-E).

We also introduce Students to the Aiki arts and the application of Kosho Ryu within them. We highly value and recognize the value in the Aiki arts and incorporate them in our Kempo as our teachers did before us.


Kempo training helps emphasize proper breathing, balance and posture. Many of the exercises improve joints flexibility, range of motions and help preserve muscle mass and bone density. Regular training gradually builds endurance and strength. In addition to increased fitness through physical exercise, these arts clear the mind and offers enhanced states of being and a greater ability to focus. As a practitioner you can expect to improve in confidence and relationships with those around you.

Kempo, as a self defense, an attack could be redirected rather than stopped so that the oncoming force is used against the opponent. TRUE Kempo is the art of becoming of one mind and body with nature. This requires the study of Natural laws and being firmly centered and truly aware of one’s own existence. Through practice, this enables the student to align the body and mind and well as the opponents. This leads to both wisdom, control and the ability to transform difficulties and aggression which results in self improvement for you and those around you.

Some practitioners come to Kosho Ryu dojos to improve their skills in an art that they are already practicing. Mostly because many arts are based on techniques only. Kosho ryu’s concepts are non biased and offer improvement to techniques that artists already posses. Most martial artists both beginner and advanced never look at their own art the same way after training in Kosho Ryu. This being said Kosho Ryu Kempo is a perfect place to start your journey is you have no martial arts experience!

Many of our members come from other arts like Karate, Judo, Aikido, Kempo, MMA, Krav Maga and others. They enjoy utilizing Kosho ryu in their practice both in our club and other dojos that they train at. Kosho Ryu practitioners respect all other arts and we enjoy both teaching and learning from others by sharing!

The art of Kosho Ryu Kempo is taught under the guidance and direction of Hanshi Bruce Juchnik, the 22nd generation headmaster. There are several training facilities across North America and Europe to learn more about our organization

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