Kajukenbo combines martial arts techniques from karate, judo, kenpo, kung fu and boxing into a devastatingly effective self-defense system.
In the late 1940's, five Hawaiian martial arts masters began to train together and develop a comprehensive, practical self defense system. They founded Kajukenbo based upon the realization that no single martial art form can possibly adapt to every situation. Just as America is a blending of different types of people, so is Kajukenbo a blend of different martial arts.
Combining traditional martial arts with modern street fighting techniques, Kajukenbo is not meant to be a sport karate. The system teaches a student how to deliver swift, precise blows using hands, elbows, feet and knees. These techniques are delivered to specific target areas chosen in order to subdue an attacker with the least amount of energy and maximum effectiveness.
The five men of vision who created Kajukenbo were:
In 1949 these five men formed the Black Belt Society, and their creation was Kajukenbo. The word Kajukenbo is derived from the styles of its' founders: KA from Korean karate, JU from judo and jujitsu, KEN from kenpo and BO from Chinese boxing. The four Chinese characters for the syllables of ka-ju-ken-bo translate into "long life," "happiness," "fist," and "style." Thus, the philosophical meaning of Kajukenbo would be: "One gains long life and happiness through this fist style."
Many martial arts schools lock you into contracts for 6 months or a year. We don't. There is only a very low month-to-month rate - one of the most affordable in Tucson!