Hey guys (and gals), thanks for taking the time to read this thread. Hopefully someone (preferably Professor John Bishop.. hehe) could provide me with some accurate and helpful information. So, I have found the martial art that I feel that I have longed for: Kajukenbo. My reasons I will keep to myself unless asked for; but I now have the trouble of finding the right school. Now I have taken the advice of Professor Bishop and have sought out a school, but my trouble is determining whether the instructor is really an instructor of the art, or not. Does that seem a wee bit too paranoid? I hope not. I feel that if I'm going to take the time to visit an instructor at his school, he must be the real deal. I've found this school. The details on this school includes: The School Name: Texas Kajukenbo Ohana The Instructor: Jesse Escobedo - 7th Degree Black Belt The Assistant Instructor: Perry Lindsey The Description: "Original Method Kajukenbo - Under GM Angel Garcia Soldado" and a couple of other details, like the location, class times, and contact information. If this individual is truly a 7th Dan in Original Method Kajukenbo, then that only leaves me with one question: Is "GM Angel Garcia Soldado" as good in the art of Kajukenbo as he should be? Who IS Angel Garcia Soldado?? I can't even find anything on wikipedia about this man. The only thing that i've found are these videos: (i really liked this one ->) And this vid is of an alleged allumni of Angel Garcia Soldado: I feel that after watching Angel Garcia Soldado's videos, he appears to be very "blocky" and doesn't flow enough as it was explained by Professor John Bishop in his "Concepts" videos. He doesn't seem to flow naturally, but very stiffly... But what do I know? Anyone care to explain? Also, how do I figure out if an instructor is telling the truth about where his Kajukenbo lineage comes from?