hki-color1Ryukyu Kempo is an old Okinawan system that stresses life protection versus sport applications.  Ryukyu Kempo utilizes striking, joint locks, throws and pressure points to defend against aggression.  Many of the original interpretations given for the movements contained within kata have been lost after generations of passing from Master to student.  Remember that techniques came before kata.  Kata was a method for a Master to practice his defensive techniques alone.  Kata is not filled soley with blocks and punches.