A Rengokai is an "Association of Associations". As such, it sets general standards; while, leaving the minutiae of its member associations in their own, very capable, hands. It acts as an umbrella organization for the advancement of its members; helping them to present a united front while sharing in the good each brings to the whole through "Gatherings", Seminars, and training camps. For those Individual Members with the qualifications, the Rengokai can, also, grant Teaching Licenses and promote Dan ranks.
The Ryukyu Kenpo Karate Kobudo Rengokai (琉球 拳法 唐手 古武道 連合会) was established to help improve the standards and training of its member organizations. One of the main purposes of the Association is to bring together many of the different Okinawan and Kenpo (Kempo) based Organizations and strengthen them with advanced training, principles, and concepts. It, also, ensures that its members receive the benefits of becoming more knowledgeable and capable instructors. It is open for membership to:
Ryukyu Kenpo (Kempo)
Okinawan Kenpo (Kempo)
Ryukyu Kobudo (Kobujutsu)
Okinawan Kobudo (Kobujutsu)
Other Kenpo (Kempo) Dojo, Organizations, Clubs, Schools, and Un-Affiliated Black Belts.
The International Headquarters are located in Kfar Adumim, Israel. Our Chief Technical Officer is Jon David Natan, Shuseki Shihan (首席 師範), Hanshi, 10th Dan (十段 - Judan) Red Belt in Ryukyu Kenpo Kobujutsu.
We are not interested in politics and do not interfere or dictate in the way that members run their organization or any other affiliation which they may be involved with. When requested, we endeavor to assist members in any way possible through our global information network.