The Kajukenbo class is to teach street defense, counter striking and offensive strikes. We take you from the original Kajukenbo criteria to learning how to use their concepts against spontaneous unknown street attacks
Kajukenbo (Japanese: カジュケンボ Kajukenbo) is a hybrid martial art from Hawaii. The name Kajukenbo is a combination of the various arts from which its style is derived: KA for Karate, JU for Judo and Jujutsu, KEN for Kenpo and BO for Boxing (Kajukenbo).
It was developed in the late 1940s and founded in 1947 in the Palama Settlement of Palama, Hawaii. The art was created through the cooperative efforts of 5 martial artists, each with a different specialty: Peter Choo, Frank Ordonez, Joe Holck, Clarence Chang and Adriano Emperado.
Kajukenbo training incorporates a blend of striking, kicking, throwing, takedowns, joint locks and weapon disarmament.
Today, Kajukenbo is practiced all over the world in many different branches (examples like Holck\ McCarrell Branch Kajukenbo Juijitsu, just for reference). In contrast to many traditional martial arts, students are not required to mimic their teacher, but are encouraged to develop their own “expression” of the art after they first master the system.