Explore Eric Brown's board "Kenpo pic" on Pinterest. | See more ideas about Black belt, Kenpo karate and Kempo karate. Kenpo karate and Kempo karate. Discover recipes, home ideas, style inspiration and other ideas to try. A board by Eric Brown. Kenpo pic. Collection by Eric Brown. Browse elvis karate pictures, photos, images, GIFs, and. “The Kenpo vs Kempo Debate” While there are many systems using Kempo and the alternate Kenpo spelling, there seems to be some misconceptions in regards to the term Kenpo vs. Kempo as it pertains to systems with a lineage to the Hawaiian Karate / Self-Defense traditions; e.g. Mitose’s Kosho Ryu Kenpo; Chow’s Chinese Kempo, and Parker’s American Kenpo and arts with a lineage back to. The martial arts have a long and storied history in China, but it's near impossible to trace most style lineages completely. Though Kung Fu gets a lot of press as an all-encompassing name denoting the Chinese arts outside of the country, in China the original term was actually 'Ch'uan-fa.' Ch'uan means "fist" and fa means "law." So when the Chinese arts made it to Japan during the s, the.