Coming up on September 9th is our Kajukenbo seminar with Philip Gelinas, a ninth degree Kajukenbo practitioner. Here is some background information on the art:
“Kajukenbo is a traditional martial arts, teaching various methods of self-defense while developing both physical and mental toughness.
The name KAJUKENBO pays respect to the five arts that went into it’s creation.
KA Korean Karate ( Tang So Do ),
JU Judo and jujitsu ( Danzan Ryu ),
KEN Hawaiian Kenpo ( Kosho Ryu),
BO Chinese Boxing (Sil Lum Gung Fu).
Kajukenbo was created in Hawaii during the years 1947-1949 following WW II. Five men came together in a quest to create an efficient martial art workable for the streets of Hawaii. Up to that time the traditional martial arts were very restrictive and did not allow the free expression of the ideas of it’s practitioners. Training secretly for the first two years the founders were able to blend their arts together away from the prying eyes and unwanted commentary of others. They called themselves the Black Belt Society.”
For more information, check out the official Kajukenbo Canada Website:
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