The History of Shaolin Kempo
The great Shaolin Temple was first built around 495AD by a Chinese Emperor names Hsino Weh and was used as a
Bodhidharma (Ta Mo in Chinese, Daruma in Japanese) under tutelage of Pranjnatara, went to China, where it was felt
that the principles of Buddhism and meditation were needed. To help the Shaolin Monks withstand long hours of
meditation he taught them 18 breathing techniques and exercises. These drills were called the Shih Pa Lo Han Sho or "
temple's fighting style on, even though these 18 exercises were never originally intended to be utilized as methods of
fighting. They were a manner in which the monks could attain enlightenment, while preserving their physical
About forty years or so after the death of Bodhidharma, during the Sui period, it is told that many assaults were made on
the Shaolin monastery. During the first invasion, the monks attempts at defending their temple was futile, their skills
were not attuned to fighting techniques. It seemed as if the temple would fall. A monk, only referred to as the "Begging
monk", during one of the sieges of the temple, attacked several of the outlaws with aggressive hand and foot techniques
killing some and driving the remaining attacker away. This inspired the other monks to request tutelage in this martial
style as a means of protection. In later scripts, this fighting art was recorded as Chuan Fa or Fist
Decades later, a master of Chuan Fa called Ch'ueh Taun Shang-jen rediscovered the original Shih pa Lo Han Sho, which
had been lost  since the death of Bodhidharma. Ch'ueh, over time, combined Chuan Fa with the 18 Hands of Lo Han,
increasing the number of techniques to a total of 72. He then traveled throughout China promoting his art. In his travels
he met up with a man named Li in the province of Shensi. Li, also a Chuan Fa master teamed up and trained with Ch'uen
and in time, formed a total of 172 techniques. they divided these techniques into five distinctive groups according to the
type animal they most reflected. These groups were the Leopard, Tiger, Dragon, Snake, Crane. To this day,  the Five
Animals are important parts of the Shaolin Kempo Karate system.              

The art of Shaolin Kempo Karate has evolved from numerous system of the martial arts over the years: Shaolin 5 Animal
Kung Fu, Jiu Jitsu, Kempo, many differant style of Karate, as well as the art of White Tiger Chin-Na, along with forms or
Katas and 108 key techniques that have survived throughout the
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