The aim of cultivating the essential mental attitudes and values relevant to a well balanced life, of the inseparable union of the mind and body, is the theory and practice of this art. Teachings are embodied in practice in the form of this martial art to insure their expression in action.

       In the teachings of Nippon Kempo there are three known variables: the individual, nature, and society that determine the conditions of Man's survival as well as his fulfillment and happiness. Nippon Kempo asserts that the individual is both directly and indirectly responsible for his own welfare and happiness.

      Nippon Kempo teaches the significance of the unity of matter and spirit (matter signifies the body or action, and spirit signifies the mind or composure). Nippon Kempo and the Law of Nature ("survival of the fittest") are achievable by all living creatures. The fittest are those people who excel both physically and mentally. 

      Strength is usually the decisive factor in conflicts among the animal world and many times in the human world. It would be ideal indeed if we as people did not resort to strength to settle conflicts among ourselves, which usually results in physical violence as opposed to the use of reason as a final means of settling disputes. The obvious cause for strength resulting in violence is simply stated as: The person who depends on force is actually stronger than the person relying on theory.  The former can destroy the latter, whereas the latter is physically helpless unless he too results to force. Merely being right is not enough.

     Nippon Kempo emphasizes the importance of strength, not for killing and destruction, but for the preservation of life. Strength is to be used only as a final measure and solely for preserving and defending oneself when one is threatened, and to prevent violent attack.
     With righteousness, enforced by strength, and forgiveness backed up by the power to punish,
one can stop an aggressor while protecting one's life. One must not confuse Nippon Kempo with other Schools of Martial Arts prevalent today.