The Name Kaio-ken in Chinese/Japanese on a Personalized Wall Scroll.

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  1. Kaio-Ken

  2. Ken

  3. Kaio

  4. Aiki-Ken

  5. Ken

  6. Ken Zen Ichi Nyo

jiè wàng quán
kai ou ken
Kaio-Ken Scroll

界王拳 is the name Kaioken in Japanese. The meaning is World King Fist. This title is associated with Dragon Ball Z.

This can be pronounced in Chinese, but would only be recognized by Chinese fans of Dragon Ball Z.

Ken Scroll

ケン is the name Ken in Japanese.

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Kaio Scroll

ケーオ is the name Kaio in Japanese (Katakana).

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

ai ki ken
Aiki-Ken Scroll

合気剣 is Aiki-Ken, a style of Japanese sword technique.

Ken Scroll

肯 is the name Ken in Chinese (Mandarin).

Ken Zen Ichi Nyo

ken zen ichi nyo
Ken Zen Ichi Nyo Scroll

This Japanese phrase is often translated as "train both body and spirit".

Here's the breakdown of the words in this phrase:
拳 means fist.
禅 is zen, which means meditation.
一如 is a word that means "to be just like", "oneness", "true nature", or "true character".

So to get to the translation of "train both body and spirit", you must understand that "fist" is representing "body" and the idea of mediation is representing "mind".

I have to say, this is not how I would translate this. To me, it's really about training with your mind and remembering that mediation is a huge part of training, not just your fist. As the Shaolin Buddhist monks show us, meditation is just as important as physical training in martial arts.

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Kaio-Ken界王拳kai ou ken / kaiouken / kai o kenjiè wàng quán
jie4 wang4 quan2
jie wang quan
chieh wang ch`üan
chieh wang chüan
Kaioケーオkeeo / keo
Aiki-Ken合気剣ai ki ken / aikiken
Kenkěn / ken3 / kenk`en / ken
Ken Zen Ichi Nyo拳禪一如
ken zen ichi nyo
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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Ken Zen Ichi Nyo Scroll
Ken Zen Ichi Nyo Scroll
Ken Zen Ichi Nyo Scroll
Ken Zen Ichi Nyo Scroll

And formats...

Ken Zen Ichi Nyo Vertical Portrait
Ken Zen Ichi Nyo Horizontal Wall Scroll
Ken Zen Ichi Nyo Vertical Portrait

Lookup Kaio-Ken in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.

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