Howa – Philosophy

Our philosophy was created as a means to improve the life of people, and the world around them. In learning the techniques, meditating and thinking about the ideas you would expect to become more confident, have an increased sense of what is right and wrong, and also possess increased courage to uphold your beliefs.

Kempo is an inclusive style. People of all reasonable beliefs and religions are welcome. What will hopefully be learnt from training can be integrated with, and improve other outlooks on life. An example of this would be the quality wholeheartedness cultivated by Kempo training.

The philosophy is perhaps best evident in the manner we train with each other in the dojo. Though the techniques are very effective, naturally care is taken during training to avoid injuries, and to assist each other’s progress.

Note also that Kempo is only taught for the love of it, not for profit.

Live half for yourself and half for others

A good life includes helping other people, and looking after your own needs in a balanced manner.

The person, the person, it all depends on the person

The outcome of every situation can be improved or made worse by the quality of the people involved.

Give me leaders, not followers

Active people change the world for the better.

Rely on yourself, not on others

If you cannot trust yourself, who can you trust. Seek help by all means, but finally your life is in your own hands.