The Ryukyu's are a small chain of islands located between Japan and China. The largest and most famous of these islands is Okinawa. Because of their strategic location as trading center for both China and Japan, the Ryukyus were greatly influenced by both the Chinese and Japanese cultures. Ryukyu Kenpo is a system of martial arts that has roots in both; the Okinawan "TE" (HAND) system and the Chinese Kempo (FIST WAY). Thus Ryukyu Kenpo is a blend of the old Okinawan and Chinese martial arts. The uniqueness of Ryukyu Kenpo can be seen in the "hard style" training with power and emphasis on makiwara training.
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Dillman Karate International
Information site about George Dillman's Kempo style. A list of affiliated schools, seminars, testimonials, summer camps, and general information. Books and videos for sale.
International Ryukyu Karate Research Society
Includes membership information, seminars, details on curriculum, founder's profile, and contact information.
Ryukyu Hon Kenpo Kobujutsu Federation
Headquartered in Okinawa. Contains information about the history of the style and founder, requirements, links, and contact information.
United Ryukyu Kempo Alliance
Organization located in Blue Springs Missouri. Includes an affiliate school directory, rules, video clips, and contact information.
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