The history of the Universal Kempo Karate Schools Association
(UKKSA) emerges from powerful roots into a colorful past. The practical and
effective knowledge prevalent in the UKKSA curriculum was developed from countless
battlegrounds in the streets and rings throughout the world and evolved from
the wisdom of many professors and instructors. The UKKSA's methods reflect the
strong influence and innovations of its current leadership.
The UKKSA embraces the best of the traditions of the old ways and welcomes the
visions of the new. The UKKSA's curriculum maintains the challenging and rigorous
training of the ancient ways and successfully employs the proven methods of
Chinese Kempo Karate is an eclectic system, which merges the realistic aspects
of karate, judo, jujitsu, grappling, weapons, and boxing arts. The dynamic curriculum
is measured by high standards and represents a realistic challenge for all participants.
The exceptional versatility of the UKKSA's self-defense system is tailored to
meet the needs of all individual's sizes, strengths, and abilities. Chinese
Kempo Karate readily adapts to the demands of a changing world and equips the
student with the mental and physical skills to meet any threat.
The creative methods and innovations of this versatile system keep the UKKSA
on the cutting edge of the martial arts world. The UKKSA owes its quality standards
and preeminence in the martial arts world to its founder, Professor Martin T.
Buell. Professor Buell resides on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, and is one of
the most recognized and respected Kempo instructors in the world.
In 1981, the UKKSA was founded by Professor Buell, which marked the beginning
of the prolific growth of the progressive association.