The Forms of Shaolin Kempo Karate
There are a wide variety of forms in the Shaolin Kempo
Karate system. They fall into roughly five categories:
These are the forms that represent the 'Karate' roots of
Shaolin Kempo Karate.
The Kata series:
These are the true back bone of Shaolin Kempo.
Shaolin Kempo Black Belt Forms:
These tend to move in a much more flowing manner. Some
describe them as more 'kung fu', but they aren't from any
recognized system of Chinese Martial Arts.
Some are required for rank in most SKK schools, and some
are more 'late additions' by the separate groups.
Under black belt forms tend to use the bo (6' staff), and
black belt forms use a wider variety of weapons.