Thread: Hawaii in January?
1/29/2005 3:48am, #61Originally Posted by patfromlogan
1/29/2005 12:13pm, #62
That's teenagers in my house that help lose the stuff their senile parents can't find in the first place.
Looking back I'm happy I was able to get out near the end when Prof. was asking, "Can you move?" Felt I redeemed myself a little for a somewhat poor showing. Part of that comes from just dif techniques (and getting flustered and gassed!). And part is getting into a new situation. My Kajukenbo Sifu came by the Kyokushin Dojo once or twice and looked awkward even doing the warmups, they were so different. It's like I mentioned to a good brown belt in Universal that I'd gone to C's school the nite before. He'd gone to BJJ for awhile and the Universal guys got all pissed. Turns out that they think that you should give all your attention to one (their) school. He thinks he's getting a more well rounded art from Universal (and watching their advanced people move, I agree. There's a reason police take Universal). I see value in getting one down, but basically if my Kosho Shorei Ryu Shihan or my Chirioku instructor told me that I had to work out with them exclusively, I'd split. After talking to the brown belt I didn't tell the Universal instructor anything, of course.
More reasons to move back to Hawaii. Universal tu/thur, Kajukenbo m/w, throw in some BJJ and Tai Chi and in all my spare time beg Meex to teach me your internal stuff... wow!
Oh, I forgot my wife won't want to live out of an old van while I become the old martial arts nut, ****. Oh well, I'll be in such great shape some young honey will claim me, I'm sure!
1/29/2005 12:35pm, #63Originally Posted by patfromlogan
He's not only Prof. Buell's # 2, he's a cop.
And, they get a discount.
Yet, nobody told them that 90% of the Kempo they learn they can't use on the job, or off of it. (Cops are cops 24/7)
Originally Posted by patfromlogan
There is always the room over the garage??
Maybe your son will hit it big in the political satire market?
btw - you better nottt let her hear your "young honey" comment!
2/10/2005 11:50pm, #64
Originally Posted by patfromlogan
- Join Date
- Jan 2004
- Topeka, Kansas
Just want you to know that I got my Universal training from Chief Instructor Garland Johnson in Colorado. The man is awesome. I'm no longer with them. Part of the reason was freedom. I now train in whatever I want. Other than that, it's a good place to be. Sounds like you are enjoying yourself.
2/15/2005 1:01pm, #65
- Join Date
- Oct 2004
Damn, wish I knew about this before. I was vacationing on Oahu that week. That day, I was on the beach over in Ko Olina. Oh well. :lol:
That island totally owns, BTW.
3/01/2006 1:40pm, #66
so as to be reached w/o bbc :
Originally Posted by Meex:
I understand where a lot of the negative comments about this system come from. . .
For those of you who have had a bad experience with Kajukenbo, i say. . .Hae you ever been to a sh**ty karate, judo, tkd dojo? same thing applies in this instance.
Kajukenbo Self Defense Institute (KSDI) was founded by the original five mentioned, and incoporated by the Emperado's. Many of the branches claiming Kajukenbo lineage basically teach whatever the instructor first learned (many kempo-karate instructors), and incorporated techniques they thinkare okay to add. This in no way means they teach Kajukenbo.
Even within the KSDI schools, there is some politics going on, and diversity, and watering down, leaving many (high belt instructors, professors, and the like) unable to actually defend their belt status.
If any of you are in Hwaii, and want to see real kajukenbo?
Check out Clarence (Luna) Emperado's class,
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 or 8:00pm
at Royal School (on the Punchbowl exit off the H-1 freeway)
Original tachniques are still being taught, as well as applications and evolutions that have been brought out of the system over the yearz. Real techniques for the eal worl. . .no tournaments, no bragging, no bulls**t.
This class is for beginners, as well as advanced wtudents. How often have you heard of a class that 3rd and 4th degree students come to train? NOt teach, train. . .run through drills with the rest, etc.
Anyway, kajukenbo, taught correctly, is as good and complete as anything I've seen out thee in 35 years of ma.
Clarence is the adopted son o Adriano emperado, and grew up in the wonderful community of Mayor Wright's Housing. Needless to say, his kajukenbo training was both hard, and battle-tested. His partner, John Pascua is well versed in the game. . .bring your knowledge in for a test drive. Their black belt tests incled a "bull-ring" to demonstrate whether or not they have learned their art. The ring members are all blackbelts, and they give no quarter to pretenders entering their ranks.
(Adriano Emperado and Frank Ordonez often attend class functions.)
If you can't check it out, sorry. I can't speak on all the many variants out there, just the original.
I first met clarence about 20 years ago when some friends went to try his class. . .they became some of his first black belts. I've had a lot o friends, in all walks of life, go through his system. All are well trained, deadly street fighters. . .whether it was their intent, or not. they are also, to a man, humble, gracious, and rarely openly show off their prowess. (unless their teacher, or a founder asks to see what they've got.)
Anyway, I'm done taking up your time.
Originally Posted by patfromlogan"Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez