The Ki Do Kai Kempo Self-Defense Method (Kajukembo derived) Professor Adriano D. Emperado in Hawaii, formulated the Kajukenbo Karate system in 1947, with the help of four other experts of the martial arts. They called themselves the Black Belt Society. Five different styles were originally used to develop Kajukenbo. The names of those styles and their contributors are, Peter Y.Y. Choo (Karate), Joe Holcke (Judo), Frank Ordonez (Jujitsu), Clarence Chang (Kung-fu) Adriano Emperado (Kenpo).
Kajukembo is a highly comprehensive art, created by sharing the strength and weakness of each others system. The Black Belt Society decided, that Kenpo would serve as the foundation from which to build. The five martial artists began a three year process of incorporating Tang So Do kicks, Jujitsu joint locks, Judo throws, Sil lim pai kung-fu circular techniques, and Kenpo rapid fire hand strikes. The name Kajukenbo was implemented to this devastating fighting style in 1949. Ka for Karate, Ju for Judo and Jujitsu, Ken for Kenpo, and Bo for Chinese boxing, which is known as Kung-fu. The philosophical meaning for Kajukembo is, through this fist style one gains long life and happiness.
The first school began in 1950 in Hawaii, and soon started attracting Martial Artists in the mainland. The system became popular to military personal, and began making its way across the United States. Pat McDaniel began studying Kajukembo in 1973 in Abilene TX, at Dyess Air Force Base. In 1977, he received his black belt promotion. He opened his first school in 1979 and began competing in the national circuit, and ranked in the top 20 by 1981. By 1986, Pat McDaniel was a top three competitor, and went undefeated in 1987. He held the top ranking position for 10 years before retiring from competition in 1996.
Pat McDaniel incorporated the Noble Method (Ki Do Kai) into the Kajukembo system in 1990 to mark the character of himself, and the students he attracted. Continuing with the no-nonsense approach to self-defense, earned Kajukembo recognition worldwide as an efficient, and devastating fighting art form. Fine and Noble character can also remain intact.
The concept of Kajukenbo’s comprehensiveness has been adopted by other popular martial artist today. Bruce Lee was one of the most popular developers of the comprehensive concept. The martial art star of television and screen developed Jeet Kune Do, (The way of the intercepting fist), by combining other styles during the 60’s.
The Ki Do Kai self-defense training methods instill confidence and self-discipline, while improving strength, balance and coordination. This system emphasizes a high degree of accuracy by using a defense target combination system, known as the scarecrow and walking the body techniques. This system exceeds sports-oriented martial arts by emphasizing practical techniques for real life situations. For more information please contact, Sifu J.R. Caldwell @ 325-928-1931 or E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org