Teaching the arts of:
Kosho Shorei Ryu Kempo
Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaijutsu
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Sho Chiku Bai Mon

Sho Chiku Bai Mon

"The family crest of the art of Kosho Ryu Kempo, is called the Sho Chiku Bai Mon. Sho means "pine", Chiku "bamboo", and Bai "plum flower" -- these are the three pictures contained in the crest. This crest contains many of the keys that contribute to a well-rounded study of both life and the martial arts.

The Sho Chiku Bai Mon has elements that are approximately 750 years old. Mon Gaku or the study of the Sho Chiku Bai crest, gives the student insights into the spiritual and philosophical studies, as well as the physical studies. 

The three interpretations of the Mon are as follows: the spiritual and philosophical study, the physical study, and the study of the destructive arts. These are the order of importance."

(Excerpt taken from Renshi Driscoll's new book, "Ultimate Kempo: The Spirit and Technique of Kosho Ryu".) 
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