Kenpo Kai - 'Way of
the gathered fist' This style may be considered to be a traditional form
of Japanese Karate it is actually closely linked to Shaolin Kung Fu.Its
origins may be disputed but legend has it that a Chinese family took a
Japanese traveller - Tawada Ishizaka who ended up staying with them for 20
years.On his return to Japan he codified the system and handed its methods
down through later generations of his family.
the art known as Chiang Chuan, was called Ishizaka Ha Kenpo (boxing of the
Ishizaka family). While it was shown in different villages, they had moments
of prestige, many youngsters constantly asked to join in order to learn and
Later the descendants of Tawada Ishizaka travels to the Chinese city
Shangai, in order to train with the master Hou Chiang (1889-1978) and
recover the ancient techniques of Chiang Chuan, which were already lost.
They do this for 2 years, with continuous trips and long stays.
In 1969, the teacher Kazuo Ishizaka with the help of his nephew Sotoki
finishes the full checking and reorganization of all the techniques and he
decided to call it Kenpo Kai in honour of the get-together of the two
schools Ishizaka Ha Kenpo and Chiang Chuan. From this moment on, the art of
KENPO KAI is taught to eastern and western people who are interested in