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Kenpō

Kenpō

Kenpō is the name of several Japanese martial arts. The word kenpō is a Japanese translation of the Chinese word "quán fǎ". This term is often informally transliterated as "kempo", as a result of applying Traditional Hepburn romanization, but failing to use a macron to indicate the long vowel. The generic nature of the term combined with its widespread, cross-cultural adoption in the martial arts community has led to many divergent definitions.

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Karate

Karate

Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It was developed partially from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands called Te and from Chinese kenpo. Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands,and palm-heel strikes. In some styles, grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints, and vital point strikes are also taught. A karate practitioner is called a karateka. Karate was developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom and was systematically taught in Japan after the Taisho era. It was brought to the Japanese mainland in the early 20th century during a time of cultural exchanges between the Japanese and the Ryukyuans. In 1922 the Japanese Ministry of Education invited Gichin Funakoshi to Tokyo to give a karate demonstration. In 1924 Keio University established the first university karate club in Japan and by 1932, major Japanese universities had karate clubs. In this era of escalating Japanese militarism, the name was changed from 唐手 to 空手 – both of which are pronounced karate – to indicate that the Japanese wished to develop the combat form in Japanese style. After the Second World War, Okinawa became an important United States military site and karate became popular among servicemen stationed there.

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Taijutsu

Taijutsu

Taijutsu is a Japanese blanket term for any combat skill, technique or system of martial art using body movements that are described as an empty-hand combat skill or system. The term is commonly used when referring to a traditional Japanese martial art but has also been used in the naming of modern martial arts such as Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. More specific names than Taijutsu are typically used when describing a martial art, such as Jujutsu, Judo, Aikido as well as Karate and Kenpo.

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Speakman

Speakman

Speakman is a Norman surname. It may derive from the Norman given name "Espec". Alfred Speakman (1880–1943), politician from Alberta, Canada Bill Speakman, VC (born 1927), English recipient of the Victoria Cross Fred J Speakman, English naturalist and author Howard C. Speakman (1892–1952), United States federal judge James Stanley Speakman (1906–1962), accountant and World War II soldier in the Canadian Expeditionary Force Jeff Speakman (born 1958), American actor and an accomplished martial artist in the art of kenpo John Speakman, British biologist working at the University of Aberdeen Thomas Speakman Barnett (1909–2003), politician born in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

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Kajukenbo

Kajukenbo

Kajukenbo (Japanese: カジュケンボ Kajukenbo) is a hybrid martial art from Hawaii. The name Kajukenbo is a portmanteau of the various arts from which its style is derived: KA for Karate, JU for Judo and Jujutsu, KEN for Kenpo and BO for Boxing (Kajukenbo).It was developed in the late 1940s and founded in 1947 in the Palama Settlement of Oahu, Hawaii. The art was created through the cooperative efforts of five martial artists, each with a different specialty: Peter Choo, Frank Ordonez, Joe Holck, George Chang and Sijo Adriano Emperado.Kajukenbo training incorporates a blend of striking, kicking, throwing, takedowns, joint locks and weapon disarmament.Today, Kajukenbo is practiced all over the world in many different branches (examples like Slapboxing and Street fighting just for reference). In contrast to many traditional martial arts, students are not required to mimic their teacher, but are encouraged to develop their own "expression" of the art.

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