Kenpo, meaning “Fist Law,” originated in China and was adopted over 700 years ago by the Komatsu Clan, in Japan. It is an unarmed fighting system focused on self defense.
Kenpo was taught in Hawaii, in closed circles, until William Kwai Sun Chow opened his first Kenpo club to the public. He called his style Kenpo Karate. Karate means “Empty Hand,” and refers to the traditional martial arts that developed in Japan in the 12th century.