"Do not move unless it is advantageous...

Do no execute unless it is effective...

Do not challenge unless it is critical..."

~ Sun Tzu

"Simplicity is the shortest distance between two points"

~ Bruce Lee

"Progress comes to those who train and train; reliance on secret techniques will get you nowhere."

~ Morihei Ueshiba

"Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend."

~ Bruce Lee

"To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy with out fighting is the highest skill."

~ Gichin Funakoshi

"When two tigers fight, one is certain to be maimed, and one to die."

~ Gichin Funakoshi

"The teaching of one virtous person can influence many. That which has been learned well by one generation can be passed onto a hundred ."

~ Jigoro Kano

"1-2 out of every 100 students reach Black Belt and of those only 1 out of every 1,000 achieves his 2nd Dan."

~ Masutatsu Oyama

Welcome to Kosho Kempo.

Kosho Shorei Ryu Kempo is much more than a form martial arts. It is the study of universal laws and natural principles. This site is designed for the Kosho practioner to further their understanding and knowledge of basics of Kosho. However practioners of many different styles of martial arts will find a lot of useful information.

History contains some of the most famous martial arts, including James Mitose (Kosho), Robert Trias (Shuri-Ryu), Gichin Funakoshi (Shotokan), Morihei Ueshiba (Aikido) and many more to come.

Terminology gives common Japanese terms you may hear in a dojo and translates them into english.

Forms include many of the common kata's taught in Kosho, translated them into english and provides background information as to their origin.