Kempo Carter Hargrave

Carter Hargrave founded the combat martial art known as American Combat Kempo. At the same time he wrote the Japanese Kempo Karate Manual that detailed his new combat street fighting system. He then organized the World Kempo Association to offer his new fighting art to other Kempo and Kenpo systems who are more focused on the tournament aspects of the art, but were needed some hard fighting moves to add to their systems so their members could meet a street attack.  

American Combat Kempo was just what the other arts needed, and Hargrave’s World Kempo Association was there to assist them in whatever capacity the student or school needs.
American Combat Kempo is primarily developed from heavily modified Okinawan Karate, Ju Jitsu, and Okinawan Weapons. While the end result is so off base from its traditional limited origins, the final arts beauty is in its direct and modern applications. Weapons of old are used for defense as well as the other side of the coin, modern edged weapons and firearms.