Ryukyu Kempo Renmei membership has multiple benefits for those Okinawan Karate enthusiasts who seek unification, standardization of the original forms, dojo affiliation, personal instruction, or instructor certification.
Our style of Ryukyu Kempo or traditional Okinawa Te is authentic. We do not teach or acknowledge the nonsense of "magic" no touch knockout tricks that have distorted the Ryukyu Kempo name and perception of our style, nor are we the softened versions of Ryu styles that have done away with makiwara training and bogu kumite.
Ryukyu Kempo Renmei is not a sport. It is a style dedicated to life protection. RKR is a private group built by dedicated leaders who have trained and been certified by Hanshi Albert O. Geraldi, the co-founder of Ryukyu Kempo in the United States (circa 1974) and highest ranking student of Seiyu Oyata. Hanshi is one of, if not the only living practitioner with authentic teaching papers signed and stamped by Nakamura, Oyata, Uehara, and several other notable Okinawa masters of the All Japanese Karate-do league, and the Okinawan Kenpo Association.
We reserve the right to accept or deny membership at our discretion as a private organization.
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