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David Skale
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I am humbled and honored by this organization.Congratulations to Eugene Sedeno Internationally Recognized Pioneer of Kempo for his nomination into the USA Unified Martial Arts Hall of Fame.Grand Master Sedeno started boxing and Judo with Mr. Raymond Yee at the age of ten in Kalihi Valley, Oahu. At the age of 12, when he moved to Kaimuki and started in Kajukenbo with Professor Walter Leo Niakala Godin, a black belt of Sijo Emperado.Grand Master Sedeno stayed with him and his assistant Mr. Tony Cambra until we moved to Waianae in 1967. In Waianae, he started training with Mr. John Makepa and Brother Abe Kamahoahoa, students of Professor William Kwai Sun Chow. While in high school, he met Professor Rick Alemany in Waianae. He has been teaching with and for him ever since.Grand Master Sedeno received his first Black Belt from Grand Master Brother Abe Kamahoahoa in Waianae, Hawaii, in 1970. He also received a Black Belt from Professor Walter L. N. Godin with an extra certificate from his school at the Palama Settlement.In 1980, he won the Chinese Martial Arts Association's and the International Kung Fu Association's Competitor of the Year Awards. My last major win, before retiring from competition, was at the 1984 International Karate Championships, where he took first place in the Masters/Instructor Division in Kenpo Kata. He was also a private student of Edmund K. Parker and was promoted by him on November 20, 1980, to the rank of 5th degree Black Belt.On May 7, 1999, the Great Grand Master Ralph Castro promoted him to the rank of 7th degree Black Belt with the title of Professor in the International Shaolin Kenpo Association.On August 18, 2005, Grand Master Sedeno was promoted to the rank of 9th degree Black Belt, with the title of Grand Master, in Shaolin Kenpo by Senior Grand Master Rick Alemany.On June 17, 1996, he was promoted by the International Okinawa Kobudo Association, the USA, to the rank of Sandan by Shihan Mikio Nishiuchi of Kochi, Japan.On June 12, 2007, he was promoted to 9th degree Red Belt with Silver Trim and with the title of Grand Master by Sijo Adriano D. Emperado in the Kajukenbo system.Grand Master Sedeno was also the last person promoted by Great Grand Master James Masayoshi Mitose, before his death twelve days later, to the rank of Master on March 15, 1981.See More - ... See MoreSee Less
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