Kempo is the name of several Japanese martial arts.
The word kenpo/kempo is a Japanese translation of the Chinese word “Quánfǎ”
This term is often informally transliterated as "Kempo." Quánfǎ is Shaolin Fist abilities.
This is Shorinji Kempo - in simple, but not entirely accurate,terms the founder - Doshin So’s - Kempo can be considered as the Japanese form of Kung Fu.
Shorinji Kempo is often described as a martial arts with morals, it includes a healthy self defence ethos in which the practitioner is never the aggressor but always responds to violence as a last resort.
Healthy mind - healthy body - effective self defence - challenging - realistic - effective.