Kempo Fundamentals (also referred to as Education or Basics) are the foundation to all Kempo Training. Without truly understanding every aspect of the fundamentals, the student can never develop into a quality Martial Artist.

It is important to focus heavily on the technique, balance/stability, power, and accuracy of each of the fundamentals while you are first learning them, because the heart of Kempo is about “Stacking Fundamentals.” If the student doesn’t have a true handle on fundamentals at their most basic level, then it is probable that the entire house will come crashing down when the fundamentals are stacked (more detail in Skills Development Section).

Kempo Fundamentals is broken down into STANCES, STRIKES, KICKS, MOVEMENT, BLOCKING, TAKEDOWNS, THROWS, AND LOCKS. Be sure that you understand the proper technique as well as the street value for each fundamental.