Shaolin Kempo Karate is a blend of several martial arts into one system. The primary martial arts we borrow from are: Shaolin (commonly called Kung Fu), Kempo (sometimes called Kenpo), and Karate. There are other martial arts we have borrowed from as well, Chin-Na (a Chinese martial art similar to Jujutsu), Kali (a Phillipine martial art utilizing sticks and short blades), Wing Chun, and many other influences.More
Becoming the Tiger, Womens Self Defense
We teach a fun, high-energy class that covers an introduction to self-defense for women and girls through discussion, role play, and physical practice. We offer self defense classes on a short or long term basis, for individuals and groups. We also offer workshops to spread information and training.More
The Five Animals of Shaolin
The five animals are often thought of as separate martial arts styles all their own. But it’s actually easier to think of them as five different ways to approach conflict. Each one has a strategy that is effective, but completely different from the others. Rather than thinking of it as five styles, it’s one style with five different ways to win.
- The Tiger
- The Leopard
- The Crane
- The Snake
- The Dragon
Four Ways of Fighting that are one
Shaolin Kempo Karate incorporates many different martial arts into one system. The skills from those different martial arts can be classified into one of the four different ways of fighting. Being able to classify movements can make it easier to understand the principles as they are developed. By thinking about the material in compartments it makes it easier to focus on improving movements specifically.