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Warrior Essence / Warrior Spirit / Martial

bu
Warrior Essence / Warrior Spirit / Martial Scroll

武 is the essence or spirit of a warrior. 武 is part of the word "wu shu" which is sometimes translated as "martial arts" or "kung fu".

In more modern speech and other context, this can mean military, martial, warlike, fierce, and perhaps violent but usually as a prefix for a longer word or phrase.

Martial Arts / Wushu

wǔ shù
bujutsu
Martial Arts / Wushu Scroll

武術 is Wushu or Wu Shu, the very Chinese way to express "Martial Arts".

Some even use this word to directly describe Kung Fu. But this is a label that fits all disciplines from Karate to Kung Fu to Taekwondo.

Note: This also means Martial Arts with the same appearance in old Korean Hanja characters and is pronounced "musul" or "musur" in Korean.

While this is best if your audience is Chinese or Korean, this also means "martial arts" in Japanese.

Kenpo / Kempo / Quan Fa / Chuan Fa

quán fǎ
kenpou
Kenpo / Kempo / Quan Fa / Chuan Fa Scroll

This form of martial arts can be translated in several ways. Some will call it "fist principles" or "the way of the fist", or even "law of the fist". The first character literally means fist. The second can mean law, method, way, principle or Buddhist teaching.

Kempo is really a potluck of martial arts. Often a combination of Chinese martial arts such as Shaolin Kung Fu with Japanese martial arts such as Karate, Jujutsu (Jujitsu), Aikido, and others. You may see the term "Kempo Karate" which basically means Karate with other disciplines added. In this way, Kempo becomes an adjective rather than a title or school of martial arts.

These facts will long be argued by various masters and students of Kempo. Even the argument as to whether it should be spelled "kenpo" or "Kempo" ensues at dojos around the world (the correct Romaji should actually be "kenpou" if you precisely follow the rules).

The benefit of Kempo is that the techniques are easier to learn and master compared to pure Kung Fu (wu shu). Students are often taught basic Karate moves, kicks, and punches before augmenting the basic skills with complex Kung Fu techniques. This allows students of Kempo achieve a level where they can defend themselves or fight in a relatively short amount of time (a few years rather than a decade or more).

Because the definition of this word is so fluid, I should make some notes here:

1. Purists in Okinawa will claim that "Okinawa Kenpo" or "Ryukyu Hon Kenpo" is the original and true version of this martial art from the old kingdom. There is actually little or no connection between Okinawa Kenpo and the way the word is used elsewhere.

2. In Chinese, where these characters are pronounced "quan fa" (sometimes Romanized as "chuan fa" because the Chinese-pinyin "q" actually sounds like an English "ch" sound), these characters do not hold the connotation of being a mixed martial art. It is simply defined as "the law of the fist".

3. In my Japanese dictionary, it oddly defines Kenpo as "Chinese art of self-defense". I personally don't feel this is the most common way that people perceive the word but just something you should know.




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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Warrior Essence
Warrior Spirit
Martial
buwǔ / wu3 / wu
Martial Arts
Wushu
武術
武术
bujutsuwǔ shù / wu3 shu4 / wu shu / wushu
Kenpo
Kempo
Quan Fa
Chuan Fa
拳法kenpou / kenpoquán fǎ / quan2 fa3 / quan fa / quanfach`üan fa / chüanfa / chüan fa
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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zhōu
    zhou1
chou
 shuu / shu
    しゅう
Kenpo / Kempo / Quan Fa / Chuan Fa Scroll
to make a circuit; to circle; circle; circumference; lap; cycle; complete; all; all over; thorough; to help financially
(1) Zhou dynasty (China, approx. 1046-256 BCE); Chou dynasty; (2) {math} perimeter; (n-suf,ctr) (3) counter for laps or circuits; (female given name) Meguru
Around, on every side, complete; to go around

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zhū
    zhu1
chu
 shu
    しゅ
Kenpo / Kempo / Quan Fa / Chuan Fa Scroll
vermilion
(1) cinnabar; vermillion; red; slightly-orange red; (2) red pigment (and ink made from same); (3) red text (as used to correct documents); (female given name) Beni
Red, vermilion; red


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shòu
    shou4
shou
 shū
Kenpo / Kempo / Quan Fa / Chuan Fa Scroll
beast; animal; beastly; bestial
An animal, a brute; an animal

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jiǔ
    jiu3
chiu
 sake(p); sasa; ki(ok); kushi(ok); shu
    さけ(P); ささ; き(ok); くし(ok); しゅ
Kenpo / Kempo / Quan Fa / Chuan Fa Scroll
wine (esp. rice wine); liquor; spirits; alcoholic beverage; CL:杯[bei1],瓶[ping2],罐[guan4],桶[tong3],缸[gang1]
(See お酒) alcohol; sake; (surname) Zake
surā; maireya; madya. Wine, alcoholic liquor; forbidden to monks and nuns by the fifth commandment.

劉備


刘备

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liú bèi
    liu2 bei4
liu pei
 ryuubi / ryubi
    りゅうび
Kenpo / Kempo / Quan Fa / Chuan Fa Scroll
Liu Bei (161-223), warlord at the end of the Han dynasty and founder of the Han kingdom of Shu 蜀漢|蜀汉 (c. 200-263), later the Shu Han dynasty
(personal name) Ryuubi

張飛


张飞

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zhāng fēi
    zhang1 fei1
chang fei
 chouhi / chohi
    ちょうひ
Kenpo / Kempo / Quan Fa / Chuan Fa Scroll
Zhang Fei (168-221), general of Shu and blood-brother of Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, famous as fearsome fighter and lover of wine
(personal name) Chouhi

關羽


关羽

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guān yǔ
    guan1 yu3
kuan yü
Kenpo / Kempo / Quan Fa / Chuan Fa Scroll
Guan Yu (-219), general of Shu and blood-brother of Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, fearsome fighter famous for virtue and loyalty; posomethingumously worshipped and identified with the guardian Bodhisattva Sangharama

淨土宗


净土宗

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jìng tǔ zōng
    jing4 tu3 zong1
ching t`u tsung
    ching tu tsung
 Jōdo Shū
Pure Land Buddhism
The Pure-land sect, whose chief tenet is salvation by faith in Amitābha; it is the popular cult in China, also in Japan, where it is the Jōdo sect; it is also called 蓮宗(蓮花宗) the Lotus sect. Established by Hui-yuan 慧遠 of the Chin dynasty (317— 419), it claims P'u-hsien 普賢 Samantabhadra as founder. Its seven chief textbooks are 無量淸淨平等覺經; 大阿彌陀經; 無量壽經; 觀無量壽經; 阿彌陀經; 稱讚淨土佛攝受經; and 鼓音聲三陀羅尼經. The淨土眞宗 is the Jōdo-Shin, or Shin sect of Japan; Pure Land School

諸葛亮


诸葛亮

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zhū gě liàng
    zhu1 ge3 liang4
chu ko liang
Kenpo / Kempo / Quan Fa / Chuan Fa Scroll
Zhuge Liang (181-234), military leader and prime minister of Shu Han 蜀漢|蜀汉 during the Three Kingdoms period; the main hero of the fictional Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义, where he is portrayed as a sage and military genius; mastermind

三國演義


三国演义

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sān guó yǎn yì
    san1 guo2 yan3 yi4
san kuo yen i
Kenpo / Kempo / Quan Fa / Chuan Fa Scroll
Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong 羅貫中|罗贯中[Luo2 Guan4 zhong1], one of the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature, a fictional account of the Three Kingdoms at the break-up of the Han around 200 AD, portraying Liu Bei's 劉備|刘备[Liu2 Bei4] Shu Han 蜀漢|蜀汉[Shu3 Han4] as heroes and Cao Cao's 曹操[Cao2 Cao1] Wei 魏[Wei4] as villains

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zhū
    zhu1
chu
 shu
    しゅ
dwarf
actor; supporting post (in a roof truss)

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xiū
    xiu1
hsiu
 shū
    よしみ
to decorate; to embellish; to repair; to build; to write; to cultivate; to study; to take (a class)
(given name) Yoshimi
To put in order, mend, cultivate, observe. Translit. su, sū. Cf. 須; 蘇; repeated practice

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chōng
    chong1
ch`ung
    chung
 shū
    むねざわ
to fill; to satisfy; to fulfill; to act in place of; substitute; sufficient; full
(personal name) Munezawa
to fill

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shōu
    shou1
shou
 shuu / shu
    しゅう
variant of 收[shou1]
(given name) Shuu

see styles

    qu3
ch`ü
    chü
 shu
    しゅ
to take; to get; to choose; to fetch
{Buddh} (See 十二因縁) appropriation; obtaining; (surname) Takadori
upādāna. To grasp, hold on to, held by, be attached to, love; used as indicating both 愛 love or desire and 煩惱 the vexing passions and illusions. It is one of the twelve nidānas 十二因緣 or 十二支 the grasping at or holding on to self-existence and things; to obtain

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qiú
    qiu2
ch`iu
    chiu
 shuu / shu
    しゅう
prisoner
(1) imprisonment; (n,n-suf) (2) (See 囚人・しゅうじん) captive; prisoner


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zhí
    zhi2
chih
 shuu / shu
    しゅう
to execute (a plan); to grasp
(archaism) attachment; obsession; persistence; (given name) Shuu
grah, grabh ; graha. To seize, grasp, hold on to, maintain; obstinate; to grasp

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    qu3
ch`ü
    chü
 shu
to take a wife; to marry (a woman)
marriage

see styles
xiù
    xiu4
hsiu
 kuki; shuu / kuki; shu
    くき; しゅう
cave; mountain peak
(1) (archaism) cave; cavern; (2) (くき only) (archaism) peak; summit; (personal name) Shuu

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zhōu
    zhou1
chou
 shū
    とうしゅう
prefecture; (old) province; (old) administrative division; state (e.g. of US); oblast (Russia); canton (Switzerland)
sandbank; sandbar; (n,n-suf) (1) state; province; county; oblast; department (of ancient China); (2) continent; (suffix) (3) (archaism) dear; (given name) Toushuu
a region

see styles
chóu
    chou2
ch`ou
    chou
 shū
    しゅう
to worry about
(given name) Shuu
anguish

see styles

    ji2
chi
 shū
to restrain oneself; to collect; to hoard; to store up; to cease
gather

see styles
shí
    shi2
shih
 shū
    じつ
to pick up; to collate or arrange; ten (banker's anti-fraud numeral)
(numeric) ten; (place-name) Jitsu
To gather, pick up, arrange; ten; to gather

see styles

    yi1
i
 shū
    いび
to greet by raising clasped hands
(surname) Ibi
to bow with hands clasped

see styles
shōu
    shou1
shou
 shu
    てるお
to receive; to accept; to collect; to put away; to restrain; to stop; in care of (used on address line after name)
(personal name) Teruo
To receive; collect, gather; withdraw; to collect

see styles
zhū
    zhu1
chu
 shu
    しゅ
tree trunk; stump (tree root); a plant; classifier for trees or plants; strain (biology); to involve others (in shady business)
(1) stump; (suf,ctr) (2) counter for trees; (personal name) Miki
stump

see styles

    ji2
chi
 shū
    しゅう
oar (archaic)
(out-dated kanji) rudder; helm; (surname) Shuu
oar

see styles
shū
    shu1
shu
 shu
    こと
different; unique; special; very; (classical) to behead; to die; to cut off; to separate; to surpass
(n,adj-na,n-pref) (1) (archaism) difference (from one another); different thing; other; (adjectival noun) (2) unusual; extraordinary; (adjectival noun) unusual; extraordinary
To kill, exterminate; different; very; to distinguish

see styles
zhù
    zhu4
chu
 shu
wick of an oil lamp; to burn (incense etc); classifier for lit incense sticks
a wick

see styles
zhū
    zhu1
chu
 shu
    めぐみ
bead; pearl; CL:粒[li4],顆|颗[ke1]
(1) ball; sphere; globe; orb; (2) bead (of sweat, dew, etc.); drop; droplet; (3) ball (in sports); (4) pile (of noodles, etc.); (5) bullet; (6) bulb (i.e. a light bulb); (7) lens (of glasses, etc.); (8) bead (of an abacus); (9) (slang) (abbreviation) ball (i.e. a testicle); (10) gem; jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively); pearl; (11) female entertainer (e.g. a geisha); (12) (derogatory term) person (when commenting on their nature); character; (13) item, funds or person used as part of a plot; (n,n-suf) (14) egg; (suffix noun) (15) coin; (16) precious; beautiful; excellent; (female given name) Megumi
mani. A pearl; a bead; synonym for buddha-truth.

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