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    dragon star kung fu/kajukenbo

    Anybody had any experience with dragon star kung fu? It's located off of 164th street in vancouver wa. The instructor's name is Tom burns. Anybody trained with him? Their style is kajukenbo Tum Pai I believe. The only kajukenbo I've had any experience with is under Veon Mcarroll (heavy ke_po based). I would have to give them a -1 for the name(dragon star)lol. Anyway I'm going to go watch a class tomorrow or wednesday night. I will post my opinion if anybody want's to hear it after I watch the class. I have nothing but positive things to say about the kajukenbo I was exposed to in tucson under mr. Mcarroll so I'm hopeing this will be similar. Any info would be appreciated. thanks!

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    Whenever I hear "Tum Pai" I think



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    LOL. noted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whorian Gracie
    If you don't like what you see there, lemme know and I'll get you in touch with Frank Mateo. He is an old school Kaju guy who likes to bang it up. If that is something you are into. And I think his school name is something like Mateo Kajukenbo or CHA3 Kajukenbo. Something like that.
    Is he located in Vancouver Wa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoodedmonk
    Is he located in Vancouver Wa.
    He's in Seattle:
    [url]http://www.mateokajukenbo.com/


    Sid Lopez has a class at the New Life Friends Church, in Vancouver Washington. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

    Address is 2410 Grand Blvd. Cross Street, is Fourth Plain Blvd. You can Map Quest this for directions. Phone number is (360) 694-6843. The old Uncle Milt's Pizza, if you are familiar with this building.

    There are also some instructors in Portland.
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    Is mr. Lopez kajukenbo tum pai or more like the kenpo based kaj. that I am familliar with? What are your opinions on kaj. tum pai?

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    Kajukenbo Tum Pai is (for the most part) the internal arts of Kajukenbo. Basically internal martial arts go street fighting.

    As a related note, since the Coov is near Portland, there are quite a few Kaju and WHKD schools/teachers in the Portland area. Let me know if you are interested, and I will send you what info I can.

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    So does kaj. tum pai resemble WHKD? same forms ect. I have seen WHKD before in open ma tournaments. Years ago in tucson there was a guy whos name was Ramses Reese who used to dominate forms comp. wasn't a bad point fighter either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoodedmonk
    So does kaj. tum pai resemble WHKD? same forms ect. I have seen WHKD before in open ma tournaments. Years ago in tucson there was a guy whos name was Ramses Reese who used to dominate forms comp. wasn't a bad point fighter either.
    They are not that similar actually, besides the influence of kung fu on both. They may have some of the same forms, but that is more a result of shared history (which is a bit complicated, but I am more than willing to explain if you are interested) and individual instructors. As a set curriculum I am 90% sure we don't share forms. As for other things, we do share the same kung fu flow but Tum Pai is much more focused on the internal arts than WHKD. We have it, but much it's much more ancillary to us.

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    I have been a student at Dragon Star for about 5 months now. I love the school and Sifu Tom is an awesome teacher.

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