Posted On:7/13/2005 12:57am
2nd from the right...
Bill Cosby look a like.
Posted On:7/13/2005 8:25am
Style: Kyokushinkai / Kajukenbo
On October 26, 2004 Master Duncan was personally promoted to the rank of 6th Dan in the art of Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu and declared SiGung Duncan by Grandmaster Victor "Sonny" Gascon.
and here's history from their site (sounds like a good school to me... and note Hawaiian flag - be true to your roots):
Adriano Emperado (born June 15th, 1926), while studying with William Chow in the late 1940s, begins meeting with other martial artists to compare styles and techniques. By combining the five different styles, they develop KAJUKENBO from KArate, JUdo/JUjitsu, KENpo, and Chinese BOxing. In 1950, Emperado opens the first Kajukenbo school at the Palama Settlement on Oahu Island, Hawaii. Emperado's training is often intense, so much so that his motto becomes "The training isn't over until there is blood on the floor." One of Emperado's students is Victor "Sonny" Gascon.
Sonny Gascon (born 1933) opens a Kajukenbo school in Pasadena, California. After a dispute with some Kajukenbo representatives, NOT affiliated with Emperado, Gascon decides to change the name of his style to "Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu". Gascon organizes the system of katas (1-5) and combinations(1-26, etc.). In 1963, Gascon closes his studio, and eventually returns to Hawaii (1968). One of Gascon's students (starting in 1958 and receiving his Shodan in 1962) is S. George Pesare.
S. George Pesare (born 1939) opens a Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu school in Olnyville, Rhode Island. Pesare eventually becomes a 10th Degree black belt in the system. He also studies Judo (5th Degree), Tae Kwon Do and Escrima (4th Degree), and Aikido (2nd Degree). Pesare also has a successful career in law enforcement, specializing in weapons training. In 1994, Pesare won first place at the Rhode Island State Police Pistol Championship. It has been said that "A student that has trained in Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu Kempo Karate in New England was either taught by Mr. Pesare or one of his pupils, or one of his pupils' pupil." This is true of every student who trains at Duncan's Martial Arts Academy. One of Pesare's students is Nick Cerio.
Nick Cerio (born 1936 - died October 7th, 1998) opens "Nick Cerio's Kenpo" in Warrick, Rhode Island shortly after receiving his black belt. Cerio then studies with William Chow's student, William Chun, then with Chow himself. Cerio receives his Shodan from Chow on August 15th, 1967. Nick Cerio continued to study with Pesare, Chow, Ed Parker, and many other masters, distinguishing himself worldwide. In 1989, Cerio receives his professorship designation, and his 10th Dan. He is also deemed "Above Ranking Status" by the World Council of Sokes. Two of Professor Cerio's many certified instructors are Masters James Bryant and Robert Nohelty.
Masters Bryant and Nohelty open "Masters Self Defense Centers" in the New England area, with affiliates throughout the North East, Canada, and in Ireland. Bryant and Nohelty reinstate elements of the original Kajukenbo and Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu systems, as well as incorporating additional weapons and more into the system. One of Master Bryant's and Nohelty's students is Edward R. "Rudy" Duncan.
Master "Rudy" Duncan (born 1951), after 15 years of instructing various martial arts in the Syracuse, NY area (Geddes Plaza-1987, Camillus-1989, Baldwinville-1993) opens "Duncan's Martial Arts Academy" at the Maria Regina Center in Syracuse, NY as an affiliate member of Masters Self Defense Centers. With over thirty years experience in a variety of martial arts, Master Duncan adds elements of Aikido, Kali-Escrima, and additional weapons to the system. Master Duncan openly encourages instructors from other styles to visit and conduct seminars.
Duncan's Martial Arts Academy moves to the North Area Athletic Club at 507 Pond Street in Syracuse, NY. Master Duncan continues teaching Karazenpo Go Shinjutsu Shaolin Kempo, eliminating fees for those under 18 years old. Duncan's Martial Arts youth instruction focuses on the "at risk" students that make up a large portion of the population surrounding the dojo. As a certified social worker, Master Duncan is uniquely qualified to work with needy students. He has published several articles outlining strategies for teaching troubled youth, including those with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders.
Last edited by patfromlogan; 7/13/2005 8:28am at .
"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
Posted On:7/13/2005 8:30am
Style: Shi Ja Quan
I have met a few kenpo and kajukenbo guys that were "stocky", now, NOT fat, as in fat bastard type, but thick abd big boned mother fuckers that I would NOT wanna go toe-to-toe with and not even try to clip them at 300 yards out either.
And THAT guy looks like one of those types.
Posted On:7/13/2005 8:40am
yep... I was helping train the kiddie class and teaching a 12 yr old girl to elbow. After she got 'em down I had her do 'em on Shihan (who has a large protruding 'beer belly') and she said, "His tummy feels all hard and (pointing at me), yours feels soft." Next time I'll teach her how to take an ass kicking! Hmmmmm, guess that's why they call him Shihan. I've hit him and I just don't get it, his body IS hard, despite the gut. And the asshole can do WAY more crunches than I. Grumble grumble grumble.
WHO'S THE MASTER
Posted On:7/14/2005 11:40am
Originally Posted by Literati
What are you? 13?
I wish. There are many things I would like to do over.
Last edited by JOHN DOE; 7/14/2005 11:42am at .
Hmmm. I'll kill him. I'll kill him dead. Like with, with a, rock or something. Like a, like a stone.
evil master betty
Posted On:7/14/2005 11:47am
Rule of thumb: I don't fight people who don't have necks, or are capable of flexing their heads.
"Quiet fool before I am kicking the butt!"
-My three year old trash talking to me
"Integrity can't be bought or sold---you either have it or you don't."
-The Honky Tonk Man
"If you can't be a shining example, at least be a dire warning."
-My Father to me one day
"No surprise. Until Aikido sheds its street-brawling, thuggish image, it'll never be mainstream."
I remember fighting this big Samoan named Ivan. I caught him with a beautiful hook kick across the jaw and followed with a good reverse punch between the eyes. I guess this upset him because he smiled and proceeded to punch me in the face hard enough to knock me back on my ass and I slid a few feet.(this could be 1 of the many reasons I had to have my face surgicaly repaired).
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