The Origin of The Five Fingered Fist

Students of the Five Fingered Fist Society can trace the school's origin back nearly 140 years to the birth of Okinawan Karate master Choki Motobu, who is credited with originally translating the Chuan Fa elements of his style, Okinawan Shorin-Ryu, also known as "The Shaolin Way," into the art's current basic structure. More

Chuan-Fa
Shaolin Temple

Choki Motobu (1870-1944)
Okinawan Kenpo – Karate Jutsu

James Mitose (1916 – 1981)
Kosho Ryu Kenpo – Kenpo Jutsu

William Kwai Sun Chow (1914 – 1987)
Chinese Kenpo – Kara Ho Kenpo

Edmund K. Parker (1931-1990)
Chinese Kenpo

Tomas Connor, Sr. (1929-1989)
Chinese Kenpo

Gary Lee McGhee
Chinese Kenpo–Chuan-Fa Tao Te Ching

Cecil Ford
Norman Harris
Al Lomax
Geoffrey Rizzo
Darie Shellner

Leonard Johnson
Peter Corpeny
Victor Daniel
Kennon Smith
Edward Johnson

Paul Harrington
Monte Glenn
Melford McCormick
Weber Ingersoll