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    Red top with black pants

    The color really don't mean a thing unless a particular Kajukenbo org. or school has set a dress code. The traditional Kajukenbo gi is plain black. But some schools choose to wear different combinations of the Kajukenbo colors ( red, white, and black.).
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    Need School Suggestions

    I don't know them personally, but these instructors have good reputations in the Bay area. From Castro's Shaolin Kenpo: Carlos Navarro http://navarrosmartialartsacademy.com/ Bill Grossman http://www.grossmanskenpo.com/ Ralph Castro http://www.shaolinkenpo.com/ John Nash...
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    Need School Suggestions

    Are you talking about Vallari style Shaolin Kempo, or Ralph Castro's Shaolin Kenpo? If your looking for Castro schools, there's plenty in the Bay area with top notch instructors, since that is where their based. Vallari/Mattera schools are mostly in So. Calif.
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    Kajukenbo Material

    GM Mitch Powell and GM Joe Davis produced a DVD several years ago on all 26 alphabets techniques. If anyone is interested in purchasing one, they can contact Mitch at: mitchelldeanpowell@att.net
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    Kajukenbo Material

    I may not be understanding what your referring to. If you mean different degrees of black belt, then yes we have 10 degrees of black belt like most systems.
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    Early Hollywood Kajukenbo

    Found this clip recently. Fight scene between Robert Conrad (John Leoning student), and Don Stroud (Sijo Emperado black belt). They actually had a earlier fight scene on Conrad's show "Wild Wild West", but I haven't been able to find any video of it...
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    Kiyojute Ryu Kempo: Art Designed by God?

    To some people, lineage is everything. They list big name instructors on their resumes and websites, even though they really only had a few seminar hours training with them. So if your instructor was Jesus Christ, they'd be no way for any other instructor to top that. And of course Jesus...
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    Kajukenbo Material

    Basically, the style founders would be: "Original" Emperado-Holck,-Choo-Ordonez-Chang, "Chuan Fa" Al Dacascos, Al DelaCruz, "Wun Hop Kuen Do" Al Dacascos, and "Tum Pai" Jon Loren. Other then the five "original" founders, none of them held a Kajukenbo rank of 10th degree. Tony Ramos and...
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    Kajukenbo Material

    Originally, Sijo's purpose was to continue evolving Kajukenbo farther away from strict traditional Japanese/Okinawan kenpo. His interest was drawn to the Chinese arts because they contained many variations that could be expanded on. There was never meant to be styles/branches, just a evolution...
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    Kajukenbo Material

    Kajukenbo is the "system", like karate and kung fu are systems. Within the Kajukenbo system, Sijo Emperado recognized 4 "styles", and only 4 styles. "Methods" are sub-styles or variations from a particular style. There are many. Some are major, with 1000's of practitioners like the...
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    Kajukenbo Material

    It varies in the different branches and methods. Also with the different instructors. People who adhere to the requirements in the "Original Method" will do all the curriculum requirements (14 katas, 21 punch counters, 15 grab arts, 13 club counters, 15 knife counters, 6 two man defenses, 3...
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    Kenpo Syllabus?

    In Kajukenbo, we require the students to keep a permanent notebook. They are required to write down the techniques they have learned, and keep notes and handouts in the notebook. Normally, the notebooks are turned in to the instructor for review before testing, and returned after the test. The...
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    Kajukenbo schools with the advertisement "MMA?"

    There are several schools in San Diego County. Depends on what part of San Diego your in. Here's a few good instructors I know pretty well. Kajukenbo International Chief Instructor: Sifu Phil Dang 5th degree/Sifu Remy Dang 5th degree...
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    Kajukenbo schools with the advertisement "MMA?"

    Most of Kajukenbo has always been taught as a MMA. But it depends on your definition. Kajukenbo is primarily a "self defense" oriented MMA, blending the martial arts in the system so the practitioner is better able to fight in all ranges. Many Kajukenbo schools also train for sport MMA, and...
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    Video of the Alphabet Techs A - Z

    The "Emperado's Advanced Alphabet Techniques" are taught starting at the green belt level in the "Original Method". And there are different versions that were not created by Sijo Emperado. The first 8 alphabets are shown in the "WKO" Kajukenbo 8 dvd set that was produced by Sijo Emperado and...
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