Question Regarding Starting Kempo Need AdviceWell I have question in regards to starting this art. My current background was I took up Karate back in the 80's like most kids. My parents said i was a brown belt (but I have no recollection to be honest). In the late 90's I trained Muay Thai for almost 2 years (quit cause I discovered the club scene. I wish I didnt quit this) then in 2009-2011 I trained in BJJ (White belt)
I am looking to get back into a Martial Art and although my wife wants to me to continue back into BJJ/Muay Thai. I have also considered other Marital Arts. I would like to take Kyokushin Karate but no places in my area teach that. My other concern is that the places here are so watered down that they have little 9 year olds as black belts in TKD or Karate Schools.
I did however find a Kempo/Judo school that looks promising but I wasnt sure what this style entails really. I have looked online and it seems like a lot of hand speed attacks on an non-resisting opponent. the sparring vids I have seen look ok, but not to keen on the idea of wearing a bubble helmet.
Has anyone here took up Kempo and what is your opinion on it? Do you feel it is watered down. Do you feel attaining black is way to fast? How hard is it against the practitioner training in this art?
nikko1 31-35, M 1 Response 0 Jul 13, 2012