Introduction to Kajukenbo!

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  1. Shinobi Teikiatsu

    Shinobi Teikiatsu Green Belt

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    After some feeling some dissidence between myself and my current school on the way training should be conducted, I felt it was time to move on, and began looking around. As I posted in a thread a few months ago, I came across this Kajukenbo school near my house that had always seemed rather popular, but never really caught my attention.

    Then one night, while I was running around with some buddies of mine, I saw the sign again and something compelled me to look it up, and I began exchanging emails with the instructor, who invited me to attend a few free classes.

    I fell in love, instantly. The art has everything, a powerful self-defense aspect taught with a healthy sports approach, a teacher who cares deeply for his students and has a very individual way of teaching, and the art itself is so much more beautiful than I could have imagined, and I began to appreciate kata so much more upon seeing those practiced and then their subsequent applications in a technique.

    Basically the point of this thread is to say...

    I'm a Kajukenbo student!
     
  2. suicide

    suicide Black Belt

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    congrats. :wavey:
     
  3. Blindside

    Blindside Senior Master

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    Congratulations, Kajukenbo rocks!
     
  4. Aikicomp

    Aikicomp Purple Belt

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    Good for you and congrats on finding a good school and more importantly a good teacher. I had never heard of Kajukenbo before joining this board and it seems like a very good art to be a part of.

    Michael
     
  5. Zero

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    Sheesh, I thought you meant you fell in love with the instructor and that this had blossomed from a few emails to some sort of "love at first sight thingy"!
    Nah, I'm just kidding, good to hear you've found a winner - I've never come across this style before! Will have to google it.
     
  6. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise MT Moderator Staff Member

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    Congratulations! [​IMG]
     
  7. Gaius Julius Caesar

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    Great for you!

    I used to read about Kajukenbo and was allways interested in it, seemed like a good blend of ranges and styles with a realistic outlook.

    I got to attend a few hours of Kajukenbo training at Jujutsu USA years ago and was very impressed.

    It is a great thing to find yourself at home in with a art.

    Good luck and Shugyo!
     
  8. Shinobi Teikiatsu

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    Thank you all for your kind words!
     
  9. SensibleManiac

    SensibleManiac Black Belt

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    Out of curiosity, what school are you at?
     
  10. just2kicku

    just2kicku Black Belt

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    Congratulations to you. I happen to share your enthusiasm for that art! Who is you instructor and his instructor? Good luck to you
     
  11. Twin Fist

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    dude, happened to me a few month back, and i feel your WOW

    Kaju has everythig, strikes, kicks, joint locks, throws, and a rich, ALIVE history based on REAL SELF DFENSE

    I love my new art.
     
  12. SensibleManiac

    SensibleManiac Black Belt

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    I also have strongly been considering supplementing my training with Kaju.
     
  13. Shinobi Teikiatsu

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    I'm training under Sifu Tony Morel at the Yama-Kan Self Defense School
     
  14. still learning

    still learning Senior Master

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    Hello, Our Professor came from Kajukenbo before opening his own system call Universal Kempo-Karate Schools.

    Great stuffs.....took some time off of training for now..maybe one day this one may go back? ..

    Aloha,
     
  15. dianhsuhe

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    Good choice! Great "Ohana" style atmosphere.

    Good luck with your training and keep us posted- Now we are cousins!
     
  16. MikeRitche

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    Congrats , welcome to Kaju. :supcool:123
     

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