The Middle Path

 Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness.

All can know good as good only because there is evil.

 Therefore having and not having arise together.

Difficulty and easy complement each other. Long and short contrast each other.

High and low rest upon each other.

 Better stop short than fill to the brim- Oversharpen the blade, and the edge will soon blunt.

Amass a store of gold and jade and no one can protect it.

Claim wealth and titles and disaster will follow.

Retire when the work is done.

This is the Way of Heaven.

 High winds do not last all morning.

Heavy rains do not last all day.

If heaven and earth cannot make things eternal,

How is it possible for Man?

 The universe is sacred

You cannot improve it-

If you try to change it, you will ruin it.

If you try to hold it. you will lose it.

Force is followed by loss of strength

This is not the way of nature.

That which goes against nature comes to an

early end.

 Why is the sea king of a hundred streams?

Because it lies below them.

Therefore it is the king of a hundred streams

Thus, He who leads first must follow behind. Where there is not contention there is neither victory nor defeat,

That which shrinks must first expand.

That which fails must first be strong.

That which is cast down must first be raised

Before receiving there must be giving,

This is the nature of all things.

Soft and weak overcome the hard and strong.

 A man is born gentle and weak.

At his death he is hard and stiff.

Green plants are tender and filled with sap. At their death they are withered and dry.

Therefore the stiff and unbending is the principle of death.

The gentle and yielding is the principle of life.

 The greatest virtue is to follow nature..

To see the simplicity.

To realize one’s true nature.

To cast off selfishness.

And temper desire.

Student Account Login

Parent’s Corner

Student Resources

Tax season Family special. Huge savings!

Tax season Family special. Huge savings!

Wisdom from Doc – At the level of Martial Science, all movements are governed or affected by the height, width, and depth of the action,

Ron Chapél  At the level of Martial Science, all movements are governed or affected by the height, width, and depth of the action, along with the method and manner of execution, the desired target, and the weapon of choice along with the available angle of...

Wisdom from Doc

Ron Chapél  - To be clear - There is a huge chasm distinction between Martial Arts and Martial Science. Since I've been using the term for decades many others have begun to use it as well. The problem is they want to mix the two improperly. Most begin with an...

Kempo Intensive Jan 27th-28th 2024

Kempo Intensive Training

Elite Sports uniform review

Exciting News: Collaboration with Elite Sports!

We’re pleased to share that we’ve partnered with S.A.M.A. We’ll be testing their products and providing a review shortly. You can explore the products here:

Link 1: S.A.M.A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Men’s BJJ Gis

Link 2: S.A.M.A Best Sellers

Stay tuned for our feedback!

Monday/Wednesday Class Times Changing

Starting Wednesday 9/6/2023 – Class times are changing for our Monday/Wednesday Class. Join us for Youth Kempo Class at 5:30-6:30 pm and Adult Kempo Class at 6:30-7:30 pm

Wisdom from Doc

Okinawan/Japanese interpretation of the “martial fist” is well taken. From that perspective in general, and the Japanese interpretations in particular, the “fist” has always been an interpretation in “karate-do.” With “do” literally meaning “way,” it was always a...

Thanks Ryder

Thanks to Ryder for the kind letter.

Wisdom from Doc

Wisdom from Doc From Doctor Ron Chapel  A high-ranking Kenpo black belt hit me up with an email a couple hours ago. He wondered why I was so adamant about so-called “step-through” punches not being used in self-defense techniques. Well, like most answers, "It...