Translated from Chinese
by Lionel A. Giles, M.A. (1910)

Since the term Kenpo originally was meant as a war-time art, it was only fitting that I include the oldest military treatise known in the world, The Art of War, by Sun Tzu. It also helps that this is public domain being 2400 years old and nearly a hundred years since it was brought to us by Mr. Giles. Since this is a long text and not everyone's computer has super-speed, this text is broken into its thirteen chapters, each with links below to take you further into it.


Chapter 1: Laying Plans

Chapter 2: Waging War

Chapter 3: Attack By Strategem

Chapter 4: Tactical Dispositions

Chapter 5: Energy

Chapter 6: Weak Points and Strong

Chapter 7: Maneuvering

Chapter 8: Variation in Tactics

Chapter 9: The Army on the March

Chapter 10: Terrain

Chapter 11: The Nine Situations

Chapter 12: The Attack By Fire

Chapter 13: The Use of Spies