Training in the Art of Japanese Kenpo Jujutsu
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While most Japanese styles of Karate appear to have descended from the Chinese art of Ch'uan-fa, Kenpo Jujutsu owes its development to some of the Jujutsu schools that flourished in the days of the Samurai.
According to Kokumin Hyakka Jiten, the Japanese encyclopedia published in 1966 by the Heibonsha firm, our system of Kenpo Jujutsu's origin is rooted within the old Jiu Jitsu schools, such as Sekeguchi, Shibu-kawa, Kito, Jikishin, and the Tenshin-Shinyo. Some schools taught the special weapons techniques of Yawara for self defense; others preferred Tai-Jitsu with its grappling and throwing forms, or Kempo, which stresses punching, striking and kicking techniques.
In the year 1659, a Chinese named Cheng Tsu U arrived in the province of Edo. While staying at the Kokuseyi temple, Cheng Tsu U impressed the observant Samurai with demonstrations of his art, which resembled pugilism. During the latter part of the 16th century, the Kenpo Jiu Jitsu had become formalized into a distinct system of self-defense, employing both hand and weapon techniques. Between the 17th and early 19th centuries, additional schools teaching various self-defense techniques came into existence. In this period all self-defense forms were referred to as Jujutsu. Today, Kenpo Jujutsu, has evolved into one of the most systems of self-defense.
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