Kajukenbo is a magical acronym because it encompasses so many ideas, concepts and means something different to all who comes across it. When you hear Kajukenbo, it initially sounds like an exotic dish of some sorts; but in a way this is true! Kajukenbo martial arts takes from several disciplines and cultures. If it was … More What does Kajukenbo mean?
Aloha nō to all Brothers and Sisters of Kajukenbo Self Defense system. I would like to shed some light on the wishes of Sijo Adriano D. Emperado one of the founders of Kajukenbo as told to me by Sijo 2 1/2 months before his passing at Hale Makua, Wailuku, Maui. 1st. about Self Defense: He … More A Message From Maui Man Aiau Koa
If you take a blender and mix in Karate, Kali, Judo/Jujitsu, Kenpo, Chinese and American Boxing, Multiple cultures (Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino and American) with a dash of Aloha, plus a street mentality and press blend you get Kajukenbo. Known for being fierce, brutal, and Effective Kajukenbo is widely considered the first martial art created in … More What is Kajukenbo?
“Expose The Root” is an ongoing project to raise awareness about the history of Kajukenbo and reveal how it fits into the martial arts world. The rationale of the project is to raise public awareness of the Kajukenbo art. This can be accomplished by telling the story of how Kajukenbo came about through the voices of … More Expose the Root Project