Kenpō (拳法?) is the name of several Japanese martial arts. The word kenpō is a Japanese translation of the Chinese word "quán fǎ". This term is often informally transliterated as "kempo", as a result of
applying Traditional Hepburn romanization, but failing to use a macron to indicate the long
vowel. The generic nature of the term combined with its widespread, cross-cultural adoption in the
martial arts community has led to many divergent definitions.
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