Re: Kosho Shorei Ryu Kempo
The original names of the Kajukenbo kata's were "Pinion's", not "Pinan's". They were also called "Monkey Dances" because even back then in the 40-50s most kenpo people knew that they had a connection to "Choki Motobu" who had the nick name "Saru" (english translation= monkey).
They were created mostly by Adriano and Joe Emperado. Although there are some movements barrowed from Okinawan kata's, they are for the most part a Kajukenbo invention. The name "Pinion" is simply the way the Filipino Hawaiian's pronounced "Pinan".
As to the A&E documentary, it is a 5 hour, 5 part documentary that is very much still in production. Kenpo is only one of the 5 parts. Mr. Juchnik has not been talked to yet because we are trying to talk to the old timers while they are still with us. A very important one is now 92 years old, and was a classmate of Mitose's when they trained in Honolulu, Hawaii as teenagers. There is photographic and documentary proof of this, including government documents from the State of Hawaii. Another interviewee is Dr. Arthur Keave, who is extremely old, and was once thought to have died or left Hawaii. He for the most part, did most of the writing for James Mitose. Bobby Lowe, Paul Yamaguichi, and others are also still with us. Since these men are still availiable, and Mr. Juchnik did not meet Mitose untill around 1977, it is much more important at this time to get this information from first hand witnesses.
"The Only Thing Necessary for Evil to Prevail, is for Good Men to Do Nothing" Edmond Burke
Kajukenbo is NOT a; "if you can afford it, we will award it" system.