Calligraphy by Nao

Chiryoku is our principle of “strength through knowledge.” In Japanese kanji calligraphy, it’s made up of two characters — the first, chi, means knowledge and the second, ryoku means power. So, chiryoku is the power that comes from knowledge. Together, they mean intellectual power or intelligence.

  1. […] Kempo Jujitsu, which provides information on martial art combining kempo and jujitsu styles, has a page that explains what chiryoku means. To find what it is interpreted, visit […]

  2. alice says:

    Hi! Good to find this. Thank you for mentioning Nao’s calligraphy. I would like to mention this page on our blog (, too. Thanks.

  3. Steve Landells says:

    Good post thanks Mike! :-)

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