The following FAQ is for the
arts in general and is not specific to one particular Kempo/Kenpo school.
Most of the history and information has a focus towards Kempo systems descending
from James Mitose's Kosho-Ryu Kempo. There are other Kempo systems mentioned
in this document. In most cases, throughout this FAQ, the word "Kempo" is
used, though either Kempo or Kenpo could have been used. The reasoning is
explained in this FAQ. Remember that this document is a "Frequently Ask
Questions" list. It is not intended as in in depth study, just a starting
point. Most of the URL's of sites linked in this document can be found near
the end of the document. Please send any feedback, questions, complaints,
etc. about this FAQ to the
Please note, that this FAQ, in no way (just in case anyone thinks it is),
was not meant to be offensive and if you think it is...well...sorry! Any
corrections to any information given, as well as additions, is much appreciated.
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