Katsu-Ryu Kempo Red Chart DVD


The Katsu-Ryu Kempo Red Chart DVD will be the 7th step along your progression into this secretive and deadly art form. You will learn the 5 Bunkai Sequences against a live attacker. Brought to you by the foremost expert in Katsu-Ryu Kempo, the International Karate Kobudo Union (IKKU).

Shodan – Nidan – Sandan – Yondan – Godan

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Katsu-Ryu Kempo Red Chart DVD

Katsu-Ryu Kempo is a martial arts system that incorporates 12 animals into its fighting techniques, forms and bunkai. Although considered a Japanese Martial Art system Katsu-Ryu Kempo derives its roots from ancient Chinese Gung-Fu. This Japanese martial arts system more closely ties to traditional Chinese systems than any other Japanese system available today.

Kempo Animals

Each of the 12 Animals (shown below) have their own specific stances, defenses and striking techniques which makes them all unique in their own way. At a basic level of knowledge, a practitioner may only utilize one animal form individually against an opponent. At advanced levels, students are able to string multiple animal forms together which allows for unique approaches towards bunkai.

Animals Include:
  • Bear
  • Tiger
  • Snake
  • Cat
  • Eagle
  • Crane
  • Monkey
  • Leopard
  • Dragon
  • Swan
  • Ram
  • Praying Mantis

Kempo Charts

Kempo charts follow a natural progression from beginner to master level much like the traditional Karate belt system. The Kempo charts utilize colors to represent each step towards mastery of the system. They begin with White aka Beginner Level and progress all the way through White Silk aka Master Level. Each chart series includes 5 combinations which add up to a total of 40 combinations for all the colors. All chart series bunkai are performed against live attackers. Each combination itself includes Blocks, Strikes, Kicks, Pressure Points, Joint Locks and Take Downs. As mentioned above, these charts are not beginner level techniques to a typical Karateka, but instead considered advanced techniques. As a student in the IKKU – International Karate Kobudo Union progresses along their path in Karate-Do they will also be introduced to the appropriate Katsu-Ryu Kempo Chart and Techniques as a requirement for their appropriate level of knowledge.

Chart Progression:
  • White
  • Purple
  • Blue
  • Green
  • Brown
  • Black
  • Red
  • White Silk

Additional information

Dimensions 8 × 6 × 1 in