FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
It’s a very common misconception that the martial arts (karate) causes aggression. In fact, the opposite is true. Children kick and punch anyway – it’s natural. But martial arts isn’t about kicking and punching, that’s only the vehicle. It’s about learning self-control, discipline, respect and perseverance. The majority of our students never engage in confrontation at school or on the playground. They find it much easier and more mature to simply walk away. When a student walks away from confrontation, it is not because they are afraid, but they understand the issue at hand is not worth the repercussions.
Kajukenbo is the original Mixed Martial Art, and the only true American Martial Art. Kajukenbo was founded in Hawaii in 1947. The art was developed by a number of Black Belts calling themselves “The Black Belt Society”. This group consisted of black belts from various martial art styles and backgrounds who met and trained together. This was the beginning of an evolutionary and adaptive style designed to combine the most useful aspects of the arts.
There are five men credited as co-creators of Kajukenbo, and its from their respective arts that Kajukenbo draws its name.
KA – Karate meaning “Long Life”
This style of Karate is Tang Soo Do, contributed by Peter Young Yil Choo
JU – Judo and Ju-jitsu meaning “Happiness”
This style of Judo is Se Keino Ryo, contributed by Frank Ordinez
This style of Ju-jitsu is Kodenkan Danzan Ryu, contributed by Joe Holck
KEN – Kenpo meaning “Fist”
This style of Kenpo is Kosho Ryo, contributed by Adriano Emperado
BO – Chinese Boxing meaning “Style”
This style of boxing is Chu’an Fa Kung-Fu, contributed by Clarence Chang