Kempo - Natural Law
The study of physics is only part of the understanding of Natural Law. Kosho Ryu Kempo-ka also study the natural laws of our basic individual philosophy. In so doing one can understand the physics of both our internal and external structures. Students seek to understand who they are as they relate to others based upon their past experiences and prejudices. Body movement changes much like personalities change, based on an individual's momentary and long-term mind-sets and their physical prejudices. Understanding that both themselves and potential adversaries are governed by these natural laws, Kempo-ka apply a great many strategies to handle potential conflicts successfully. In so doing, it is possible to defeat an opponent without throwing a blow. In fact, it is possible to defeat an opponent by strategically manipulating his ki (mind set in this case), based on an understanding of his prejudices, in such a way as to make him decide to never attack you in the first place! Psychology is physics applied to the mind.