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Improve Self Discipline, Moral Character, Humility and Self-Esteem

Kempo teaches the principle of courage. Through Kempo one develops self esteem, a positive attitude, and confidence in being able to protect oneself thus developing courage. The only rule the Universal Kempo-Karate Schools Association stresses, is complete obedience to the principles of Chinese Kempo-Karate: Good Character... Sincerity... Efforts... Self Discipline... Humbleness...

One of the greastest values of Kempo-Karate is the refinement of character it brings about. Kempo-Karate proves the old adage, "A sound body makes a sound mind."

To teach a student the mechanics of Self Defense without teaching important rules of conduct would be a mistake. Some of the important lessons you will learn include:

  • Shake hands, look them in the eye and introduce yourself.
  • Give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
  • Offer to others before taking for yourself.
  • Always respect those that came before, those that follow and those with you.
  • People may not remember your words but they will always remember how you make them feel.

We believe that living by these guidelines is a more effective approach to self-defense than relying on the use of force.

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