Matsuda drew from his own knowledge of the martial arts when writing the manga. Kenji features Bājíquán, Praying Mantis Kung Fu, Baguazhang, Chen style tai chi chuan, Piguaquan, Xingyiquan, Muslim Chinese martial arts, Shaolin Kung Fu, Hung Gar, Daito Ryu, Shotokan and numerous other styles, frequently featuring real-life practitioners.
The story chronicles the life of modern-day martial artist. Kenji Goh is a teenager fond of the martial arts particularly Bājíquán, which he studied from his grandfather at an early age. While Kenji's training in Bājíquán is not complete, he learns other martial arts to compliment his skills. Kenji's rival is Tony Tan, a Chinese gangster skilled in Hung Ga Shaolin Kung Fu and Muslim Chinese martial arts like Xinyiliuhequan.
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