is aimed at the development of
the mind and body, strong character, and self-confidence. The student
of Nippon Kempo comes to appreciate and understand the mental and physical aspects
of the Martial Art as well as the harmonious relationship between them. It is
through the study of this Martial Art that one realizes the weakness and the
magnificent strength of the Human Spirit, in turn learning self-respect
for the Human Body and Mind.
The teachings of Nippon Kempo are founded on a principal set
philosophy: inward radiating outward, combines gentleness with hardness and compassion
with strength. The symbol of a circle with eight enclosed small circles is the visual
representation of the philosophy, which in present days is shown by a patch, which every
Kempo practitioner has on his uniform (Gi). Each small circle represents a part of the
philosophy of Nippon Kempo: Mind, Body, Spirit, Strength, Skill, Art, Way and Rule.