Kajukenbo (Emperado Method)

When & Where: Menlo Park--Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
                           Petaluma--Sunday, 9:00-11:30 a.m.


Kajukenbo was created in Hawaii in 1947 by five martial artists who extracted the most effective and straightforward techniques from their respective styles to develop a realistic self-defense art. 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. Sijo Adriano Emperado is the man credited with putting Kajukenbo together from the roots created by the Black Belt Society, and the name KAJUKENBO pays respect to the five arts that went into its creation: KA Korean Karate ( Tang So Do ), JU Judo and Ju-Jitsu ( Danzan Ryu ), KEN Hawaiian Kenpo ( Kosho Ryu), BO Chinese Boxing( Sil Lum Gung Fu ).

Sijo Adriano Emperado

Sijo Adriano Emperado

Kajukenbo is now practiced worldwide through different branches stemming from the founders: Sijo Adriano Emperado (Kenpo Jiu Jitsu), Peter Choo (Korean Karate, Kenpo Jiu Jitsu, and Danzan Ryu Jujitsu), Joe Holck (Danzan Ryu Jujitsu and Kodokan Judo), Frank Ordonez (Judo) and George "Clarence" Chang (Chinese boxing). This school practices the Emperado Method via Grandmaster Vince Black with influences from GM Black's first Kajukenbo teacher, Jay Labistre.