Kempo was the first attempt at combining the animal styles into one system! The forms do not emulate one but all the animals together exposing an individual to more! As each person is more likely to gravitate towards what is more natural, exposure to all the animals offers a vast amount of movement & knowledge! The beginnings or basics are Karate based; stances, blocks, kicks, punches. Originating in Okinawa & Japan, stemming from China!

GM Olaf Simon & GM Ed Parker brought Kempo which originated in China to North America to the masses. Although their styles do differ in form, they  both helped develop application based systems of which combine, long, short, hard, soft, internal & external, possibly being the most comprehensive systems in the world.