HISTORY

SIJO ADRIANO D. EMPERADO
SIJO ADRIAN0 D. EMPERADO WAS BORN ON HONOLULU, OAHU, TERRITORY OF th HAWAII, JUNE 6 1926. HE RECEIVED MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING FROM PROFESSOR WILLIAM CHOW AND PROFESSOR JAMES MITOSE. FROM THESE MEN HE RECEIVED HIS th th INSTRUCTORSHIP. HE RECEIVED HIS 5 DEGREE ON AUGUST 10 1950. SIJO EMPERADO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE KENPO OR "KEN" IN THE KAJUKENBO SYSTEM. HE STUDIED OKINAWAN KARATE, CHINESE KUNG FU, HAWAIIAN LAU, AMERICAN BOXING AND WRESTLING AND VARIOUS ARTS WHICH UTILIZE WEAPONS. HE ALSO STUDIED KAPPO AND SCHUKIYITSU, FORMS OF RESTORATIVE MASSAGE. HE IS A MASTER OF ESCRIMA, JU JITSU, CHINESE GUNG FU AND VARIOUS KENPO AND KEMPO FORMS. HE RECEIVED HIS INSTRUCTORS CERTIFICATE FROM PROFESSOR MITOSE IN 1952. THE TITLE OF PROFESSOR WAS GIVEN BY PROFESSORS LAU-KING, KAMFU, WONG AND PROFESSOR LUM OF THE CHINESE PHYSICAL CULTURAL SOCIETY. HE WAS EMPLOYED AS A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WITH THE HARBOR DIVISION IN HAWAII. HE WAS THE CO- FOUNDER OF THE BLACK BELT SOCIETY IN 1949. THE KAJUKENBO SELF-DEFENSE INSTITUTE. (K.S.D.I) 1950 SIJO EMPERADO'S ONE AIM IS TO BUILD STRONG, HONORABLE AND DEDICATED STUDENTS. HE NOW LIVE AT 12814 OAKFIELD WAY. POWAY, CA. 92064

GEORGE "CLARENCE" CHANG
1926-1950 CO-CREATOR AND FOUNDER OF KAJUKENBO STYLE OF SELF-DEFENSE AND THE BLACK BELT SOCIETY. PROFESSOR GEORGE C. CHANG WAS BETTER KNOWN AS CLARENCE CHANG. HE CONTRIBUTED THE "BO" IN THE KAJUKENBO SYSTEM KNOWN AS THE CHINESE BOXING (GUNG FU) ALTHOUGH HE LIVED A VERY SHORT LIFE, HIS CONTRIBUTION IS STILL FELT TODAY. HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS AND CO-FOUNDERS KNEW HIM AS REFINED INDIVIDUAL. A GREAT MARTIAL ARTIST AND A KOREAN WAR VETERAN. AT THE EARLY AGE OF TWELVE, GEORGE SPENT A FEW YEARS IN HIS FATHER'S NATIVE LAND, THE PROVINCE OF KWANGTUNG, PRIOR TO WORLD WAR II. WHILE IN CHINA, HE GOT HIS INITIAL START INTO THE "HARD/SOFT" SYSTEM OF SIL LUM KUNG FU. (SHAOLIN) UPON HIS RETURN TO HONOLULU, HAWAII (A U. S. TERRITORY THEN) IN 1941, HE FURTHERED HIS CHINESE KNOWLEDGE UNDER THE TUTELAGE OF THE LATE WONG KOK FUT. WHILE STUDYING THIS ART, HE ALSO DEVELOPED AND ACQUIRED AN INTEREST IN KEMPO KARATE AND IT WAS AT THIS TIME HE COLLABORATED WITH THE CO-FOUNDERS OF KAJUKENBO. AFTER THE KAJUKENBO SYSTEM WAS CREATED IN 1947, GEORGE, A YOUNG MAN WITH IDEAS, SET OUT AND ENLISTED IN THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS th RESERVE IN 1949. THE NORTH KOREAN PEOPLE'S ARMY CROSSED THE 38 PARALLEL ON JUNE 25, 1950 AND INVADED SOUTH KOREA. THE UNITED NATIONS INTERVENED INTO THE CONFLICT AND THUS THE "KOREAN WAR" WAS BORN. WITH THE SHORTAGE OF COMBAT READY TROOPS, U. S. MARINE CORPS RESERVES WERE CALLED INTO ACTIVE DUTY AND GEORGE LEFT TO SERVE HIS COUNTRY. NEVER TO RETURN AGAIN AND WAS EITHER KILLED OR MISSING IN ACTION (M. I. A.) UP TILL THIS DAY, WE STILL FEEL HIS GREAT INFLUENCE AND HONOR HIM. NOTE: OVER THE YEARS THERE WERE RUMORS THAT GEORGECHANG WAS NOT KILL AND RETURNED TO HAWAII, BUT BEING A VERY PRIVATE PERSON HE CHOOSE TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS. WORD FROM HAWAII IS THAT GEORGE C. CHANG DIED AT THE AGE OF 77 YEARS th ON THE 15 OF FEBRUARY 2003.

JOSEPH HOLCK
CO-CREATOR AND FOUNDER OF THE KAJUKENBO SYSTEM AND BLACK BELT SOCIETY SHIHAN JOSEPH HOLCK WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTRIBUTING THE JAPANESE KODOKAN JUDO/DANZAN RYU JUJITSU OR THE "JU" IN KAJUKENBO. HE COINED THE NAME OF "KAJUKENBO". HE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN HONOLULU, HAWAII. SHIHAN HOLCK STARTED JUJITSU ABOUT 1938 UNDER THE TUTELAGE OF PROFESSOR SEISHIRO (HENRY) OKAZAKI WHEN HE WAS 11 YEARS OLD. WHEN PROFESSOR OKAZAKI STOPPED TEACHING, HE TRAINED WITH PROFESSOR SIG KUFFERATH. HIS FIRST JUDO INSTRUCTOR WAS SENSEI INOUYE FORMERLY COLLEGIATE CHAMPION IN 1946. TWO OF HIS OTHER JUDO INSTRUCTORS WERE SENSEI KIMURA THE #1 JUDO CHAMPION OF JAPAN AT THAT TIME AND SENSEI SAKABE, THE #3 JUDO CHAMPION AT THAT TIME. HIS MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING PREPARED HIM FOR THE MILITARY. IN BASIC TRAINING AND "OCS", HE WAS THE HAND TO HAND COMBAT INSTRUCTOR WITH THE U. S. ARMY. HE ENJOYS READING GOOD MILITARY OR POLICE BOOKS, ESPECIALLY HIS FAVORITE AUTHOR "W.E. GRIFFIN. HE IS HEALTHY AND STRONG IN MIND AND SPIRIT AND ENJOYS LIVING IN TUCSON WHERE THE RETIRED FROM HIS MILITARY CAREER. HE IS HAPPY MARRIED TO "AMY' FOR 47 YEARS, THEY HAD 5 CHILDREN, WHO GAVE THEM 8 GRANDCHILDREN; 4 BOYS AND 4 GIRLS. SHIHAN HOLCK IS THE FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE "KODENKAN YUDANSHAKAI ORGANIZATION" (SCHOOL OF THE ANCIENT TRADITION BLACK BELT SOCIETY) IN TUCSON, AZ. IN 1967. MOST OF HIS SCHOOLS ARE IN ARIZONA, BUT TWO ARE IN CALIFORNIA AND ONE WILL SOON OPEN IN HAWAII. WHEN ASK WHAT HE EMPHASIZES TO HIS STUDENTS IN TRAINING, HE SAYS: THE THREE THINGS YOU UTILIZE THE MOST IN THE MARTIAL ARTS IS TO "PRACTICE" "PRACTICE" "PRACTICE". SHIHAN HOLCK SHARED WITH US, THAT ONLY TWO MARTIAL ARTS WERE FOUNDED IN THE UNITED STATES: ONE BY PROFESSOR OKAZAKI, THE "DANZAN RYU" SYSTEM OF JUJITSU AND THE OTHER WAS "KAJUKENBO" SHIHAN JOSEPH HOLCK IS 69 YEARS OLD AND IS RESIDING IN TUCSON, ARIZONA. (JUNE 1995)

PETER Y.Y. CHOO JR.
CO-CREATOR AND FOUNDER OF THE KAJUKENBO STYLE OF SELF-DEFENSE AND THE BLACK BELT SOCIETY. PROFESSOR PETER CHOO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE KOREAN KARATE-TANG SOO DO OR THE "KA" IN KAJUKENBO. PROFESSOR CHOO STUDIED THE MARTIAL ARTS EXTENSIVELY. HE STUDIED WITH PROFESSOR J. RHEE IN TAE KWAN DO, SENSEI SAM LUKE IN JUDO, MASTER th THOMAS YOUNG IN KENPO KARATE AND SENSEI KOICHI TOHEI, A 10 DEGREE MASTER IN AIKIDO. PROFESSOR CHOO HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF TRAINING AT SENSEI TOHEI'S HOME. HE RECEIVED THE 1937 JOE LYNCH BOXING AWARD. (JOE LYNCH WAS THE TRAINER OF MAX BAER, THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION BETWEEN 19341936.) HE ALSO RECEIVED VARIOUS OTHER CHAMPION AWARDS DURING HIS th THREE-YEAR TENURE WITH THE 6 ARMY FAR EAST, U. S. ARMY EUROPE TROOPS. HIS MILITARY CAREER EXTENDED 21 YEARS FROM 1944-1965 IN THE U. S. ARMY. PROFESSOR CHOO HAS QUOTED: "IF YOU THINK YOU ARE BEATEN" YOU ARE. "IF YOU THINK YOU DARE NOT", YOU DON'T. "IF YOU LIKE TO WIN", BUT THINK YOU CAN'T, IT'S ALMOST A CINCH, YOU WON'T. FOR LIFE'S BATTLE DON'T ALWAYS GO TO THE STRONGER OR FASTER MAN. FOR SURE AS FATE, THE MAN WHO WINS, IS THE MAN WHO THINK, "HE CAN" WHEN ASK WHAT "Y.Y." MEANT IN HIS NAME, HE SAID THAT WAS HIS FATHER'S NAME. "YOUNG YIL". PROFESSOR CHOO REMEMBERS FIRST TRAINING IN HIS MOTHER'S BACKYARD UNTIL HE HAD TO GO TO THE KOREAN WAR. HE WAS GONE FROM 1950-1956 TRAVELING EXTENSIVELY IN THE MILITARY, BEFORE HE CAME HOME AND FOUND ADRIANO "NONOY" EMPERADO AND FRANK ORDONEZ TRAINING AT THE PALAMA SETTLEMENT. HE HAS LED A VERY ACTIVE AND FULFILLING MILITARY CAREER WHICH TOOK HIM TO MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD. PROFESSOR PETER Y.Y. CHOO IS 69 YEARS OLD AND IS RESIDING IN PEARL CITY, HAWAII. (JUNE 1995) DECEASED: JUNE 1997

FRANK F. ORDONEZ
CO-CREATOR AND FOUNDER OF THE KAJUKENBO STYLE OF SELF-DEFENSE AND BLACK BELT SOCIETY. PROFESSOR ORDONEZ IS HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED IN THE MARTIAL ARTS AND CONTRIBUTING THE JAPANESE KODOKAN JUDO/SEKEINO JUJITSU WITH PROFESSOR JOSEPH HOLCK. HE IS AN HONORABLE MEMBER OF KUO MIN TANG PHYSICAL CULTURE ASSOCIATION. HIS MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING EXPERIENCE EXTENDED TO KEMPO KARATE, JUDO/JUJITSU AND BOXING. THE MARTIAL ARTS HAS AFFECTED HIM GREATLY IN THAT HE DISCOVERED HIS WEAKNESSES AND LEARNED TO STRENGTH THEM. HE'S LEARNED TO INTEGRATE THE MIND BODY AND EMOTIONS. HIS PHILOSOPHY IN LIFE IS "KNOWING OTHERS IS WISDOM". "KNOWING THE SELF IS ENLIGHTENMENT" TODAY, HE STATES THE MARTIAL ARTS GENERATES THE YOUTH TO A PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. SELF-IMPROVEMENT BEGINS WITH AN ASSESSMENT OF THE BASIS OF YOUR OWN SELF-RESPECT. FROM THIS POINT, YOU PROCEED TO THE BASIS ON WHICH YOU MUST HAVE RESPECT OF OTHERS. PROFESSOR FRANK ORDONEZ QUOTED: "UNDERSTANDING THE MIND, THEN HARNESSING ITS' HIDDEN POWERS, WILL BRING STABILITY, CLARITY OF THE MIND, INNER PEACE, CONTENTMENT AND THE POWER TO ERASE NEGATIVE ATTITUDES AND DEVELOP A POSITIVE NATURE." ONCE YOU MEET PROFESSOR ORDONEZ, YOU WILL FIND THAT HE IS AN AMICABLE CHARACTER, WITTY AND NOT ONLY ARTISTIC IN THE MARTIAL ARTS, BUT IN THE KITCHEN. HE LOVES TO COOK (ESPECIALLY SEAFOOD) AND READ BOOKS. HIS FAVORITE DRINK IS NOT A WHISKEY SOUR, BUT "GRAPEFRUIT JUICE" AND IF YOU ARE IN THE MOOD FOR POOL, HIS FAVORITE RECREATION IS POCKET-SNOOKER (3) CUSHION BILLIARD. PROFESSOR ORDONEZ IS 69 YEARS OLD AND IS RESIDING IN WAIPAHU, HAWAII, BUT WILL BE MOVING TO SAN BRUNO, CALIFORNIA. (JUNE 1995)

BRIEF HISTORY OF KENPO-KARATE AND THE KAJUKENBO METHOD. KENPO-KARATE IS A COMBINATION OF TWO OF THE WORLD'S MOST DEVASTATING SELF-DEFENSE FORMS. ACTUALLY THE TWO ARTS ARE VERY MUCH THE SAME EXCEPT IN DETAIL. KENPO/KEMPO DESCRIBES THE CHINESE STYLE OF KARATE, WHILE THE MODERN TERM KARATE IS DESCRIBED AS THE SYSTEM WHICH IS PRACTICED BEST BY COUNTRIES OF OKINAWA AND JAPAN. KENPO MEANING "LAW OF THE FIST" AND KARATE MEANING "EMPTY HANDS", WHICH BOTH ARTS DEVELOP THE HANDS, ELBOW, FINGERS, FEET, KNEES, EYES, EARS, SENSES, ALERTNESS, IN SPIRIT, MIND AND BODY. ALTHOUGH THE TRUE ORIGIN OF KENPO/KEMPO IS OBSCURE, CREDIT HAS th BEEN GIVEN TO DARUMA, THE 28 BUDDA FROM INDIA, WHEN HE EMIGRATED TO CHINA ABOUT THE YEAR 525 A.D. BECAUSE OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION OF INDIA, CHINA, FORMOSA, KOREA, OKINAWA AND JAPAN THE INTERCHANGING OF IDEAS AND PRINCIPLES WERE TREMENDOUS. RECORDS IN JAPAN SHOW KEMPO WAS INTRODUCE THERE BY KOSOKUN OF CHINA. IN 1924 GICHIN FUNAKOSHI INTRODUCED KARATE INTO JAPAN. AS THE ORIENTALS IMMIGRATED TO HAWAII, THEY BROUGHT WITH THEM THESE SAME EMPTY HAND ARTS. LIKE OTHER COUNTRIES, AFTER INTRODUCTION, IMPROVEMENTS AND MODIFICATIONS SOON DEVELOPED. PROFESSOR WILLIAM K.S. CHOW WAS ONE OF THE LEADING MEN IN HAWAII. THEN CAME CHIEF INSTRUCTOR ADRIANO D. EMPERADO, OUR FOUNDER OF OUR KAJUKENBO SELF-DEFENSE INSTITUTE. REALIZING THAT AMERICANS FIGHT DIFFERENTLY WITH GREAT RUGGEDNESS, MANY OF THE OLD TECHNIQUES HAVE BEEN REVISED. THUS THE KAJUKENBO STYLE CAME TO BE. FOR OUR KAJUKENBO METHOD, WE STRESS PHYSICAL CONDITIONING, COMBINING SPEED, POWER AND ACCURACY. WE BELIEVE TO TRAIN STRONG, WE WILL REMAIN STRONG; BECAUSE "A MAN WHO MASTERS HIS OWN ART, WILL BE A HARD MAN TO BEAT." IT WILL PRIMARILY DEPEND ON THE INDIVIDUAL HIMSELF, BECAUSE IF HE TRAINS HARD, HE HIMSELF WILL MAKE HIMSELF.

KENPO-KARATE TEACHES ONE HOW TO FELL AN ATTACKER THROUGH THE MANIPULATION OF THE HANDS, FEET, KNEES AND ELBOWS. EACH BLOW IS DELIVERED SWIFTLY AND PRECISELY. REFUSING OR AVOIDING A FIGHT IS NOT A SIGN OF COWARDICE, ESPECIALLY WHEN WELL VERSED IN KENPO-KARATE. SUCH A REFUSAL IS JUST A DEMONSTRATION OF RESPECT TO MANKIND, SINCE KNOWLEDGE OF KENPO-KARATE WILL MAKE YOU AWARE NOT OF YOUR OWN PERSONAL DANGER, BUT OF THE GREAT DEGREE OF INJURY THAT CAN BE INFLICTED UPON AN OPPONENT. THE PHYSICAL TECHNIQUES FOR PREPAREDNESS DEVELOP CONFIDENCE IN A BEGINNER; BUT AS ONE STUDIES THE ART IN IT DEEPER ASPECTS, HE WILL DISCOVER THAT SELF-CONFIDENCE IS JUST A STEPPING STONE TO HUMILITY AND SELF-RESTRAINT. THOUGH THIS INCREASED KNOWLEDGE HE GAINS CONFIDENCE AND RESPECT, THUS BANISHING FEAR AND AVOIDING TROUBLE. THIS STANDARD BY WHICH HE LIVES, IS THAT OF HUMILITY AND SELFRESTRAINT AND ALTHOUGH HE DOES NOT SEEK TROUBLE, HE EXPECTS IT AND IS PREPARED. SPEED AND ALERTNESS WITH COORDINATION OF MIND AND BODY IS JUST ANOTHER CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO A LONGER EXISTENCE. OUR ORIGINATOR OF OUR ART SAID: "WAR AND KILLING ARE WRONG; BUT IT IS ALSO WRONG NOT TO BE PREPARED TO DEFEND ONE'S SELF. WE HAVE NO WEAPONS, BUT WE HAVE OUR BODIES. WE HAVE NO KNIVES, SO MAKE EVERY FIST A MACE. WITHOUT SPEARS, EVERY ARM MUST BE MADE INTO A SPEAR AND EVERY OPEN HAND A SWORD."

ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF THE KAJUKENBO SELF DEFENSE SYSTEM "EMPERADO METHOD" PROFESSOR ADRIANO D. EMPERADO IS CREDITED FOR THE FOUNDING OF THE KAJUKENBO SELF-DEFENSE SYSTEM, IN HONOLULU, HAWAII BETWEEN 1947 AND 1949. THIS WAS ACCOMPLISHED WITH THE AID OF OTHER MASTERS OF VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE MARTIAL ARTS. THESE MEN AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS: PETER Y.Y. CHOO JR.=KOREAN (TANG SOO DO) KARATE (KA) FRANK F. ORDONEZ=SEKEINO JUJITSU (JU) JOSEPH HOLCK=KODOKAN JUDO/DANZAN JUJITSU (JU) GEORGE "CLARENCE" CHANG=CHINESE BOXING (BO) "NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN SIL LUM GUNG FU" IN THESE TWO YEARS, THE INSTRUCTORS STRUGGLED TOGETHER AND CAME UP WITH THE FIRST WORKING ORIGIN OF THE KAJUKENBO SYSTEM. THEIR PRIME OBJECTIVE WAS TO FORM THE ULTIMATE IN SELF-DEFENSE. NOT LIMITED TO ANY ONE PARTICULAR STYLE OR FORM. SINCE NO MAN IS THE SAME IN FIGHTING TECHNIQUES; VARIATIONS IN STYLE BECOME MORE AND MORE EVIDENT AS MORE SCHOOLS WERE OPEN. AT FIRST KAJUKENBO WAS A COMBINATION OF THE ARTS WITH A HEAVY ACCENT ON KENPO KARATE. THE MOST MAJOR CHANGE OCCURRED IN 1959; SIJO EMPERADO INCORPORATED "CH'UAN FU" KUNG FU INTO KAJUKENBO. THIS ART, A SOFT STYLE, STRESSES MORE EMPHASIS ON THE "KEN-BO" SEGMENT OF KAJUKENBO AND ITS BASIS IS THE COMBINING OF BOTH NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN STYLES OF THE CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS. THE NORTHERN STYLES CHARACTERIZED BY THEIR LONG-RANGE TECHNIQUES AND THE SOUTHERN BY THEIR CLOSE IN FIGHTING TECHNIQUES. THEY WERE COMBINED TO FORM AN ALL AROUND FIGHTING SYSTEM WITH THE EMPHASIS ON PRACTICALITY IN SELF-DEFENSE......COMBINING HARD AND SOFT TECHNIQUES.

THE ROOTS OF THE KENPO SYSTEM CAN BE TRACED BACK TO HAWAII IN THE EARLY 1920'S AND A MAN NAMED JAMES MITOSE. HE BROUGHT HIS FAMILY'S ART, "KENPO JUJITSU" (KOSHO SHOREI KEMPO) TO HAWAII AND TAUGHT SELECT STUDENTS IN A STRICTLY TRADITIONAL MANNER. HIS PERSONAL STYLE WAS RIGIDLY CLASSICAL AND VERY CONSERVATIVE IN EXPRESSION, NEVER DEVIATING FROM WHAT WAS EXACTLY TAUGHT TO HIM. ONE OF MITOSE'S FEW STUDENTS WAS A MAN NAMED WILLIAM KWAI SUN CHOW. CHOW HAD PRIOR TRAINING IN HIS OWN FATHER'S "KUNG FU" METHODS AS WELL AS EXTENSIVE JUDO EXPERIENCE. THIS BACKGROUND ALLOWED HIM TO COMBINE PRINCIPLES OF COMBAT WITH MORE CREATIVE FREEDOM THAN HIS TEACHER MITOSE. CHOW ALSO TAUGHT SMALL CLASSES AND IN IT WAS A YOUNG PROTEGE, ADRIANO D. EMPERADO. EMPERADO HAD COME TO HIM ALREADY A POLISHED MARTIAL ARTIST, HAVING BEGUN HIS TRAINING IN THE LATE 30'S WITH FILIPINO ESCRIMA, FIRST WITH "ISAAC" THEN "ALEXANDRO" AND FINALLY "ALFREDO PERALTA." IN 1943 EMPERADO BEGAN HIS STUDY OF "KODOKAN JUDO" WITH SENSEI TANEO AT THE PALAMA SETTLEMENT GYM. THEN ADVANCED HIS STUDIES SEVERAL YEARS LATER TO KENPO JUJITSU WITH PROFESSOR CHOW, FIRST AT THE CATHOLIC YOUTH ORGANIZATION, THEN LATER AT THE KAHEKA GYM ON KAHEKA LANE. SIJO EMPERADO RECEIVED HIS MARTIAL ART TRAINING FROM PROFESSOR WILLIAM K.S. CHOW AND PROFESSOR JAMES MITOSE. FROM THESE MEN HE th RECEIVED HIS 5 DEGREE BLACK BELT ON AUGUST 10 1950. HE ATTENDED INSTRUCTOR'S ADVANCED TRAINING GIVEN BY PROFESSOR MITOSE IN 1951. THESE CLASSES WERE HELD AT PROFESSOR'S MITOSE'S RESIDENCE AND AT THE GYM LOCATED ON EMMA STREET, WHICH WAS THEN KNOWN AS THE "OFFICIAL SELF-DEFENSE CLUB." HE RECEIVED HIS INSTRUCTOR'S CERTIFICATE FROM PROFESSOR MITOSE IN 1952. DURING THIS PERIOD, EMPERADO WAS TRAINING 8-12 HOURS A DAY, PURSUING A CONVERGENCE POINT FOR ALL THAT HE HAD LEARNED. ALWAYS HUNGRY FOR MORE, HE USED THE TOUGH STREETS OF THE NOTORIOUS PALAMA DISTRICT FOR HIS LABORATORY.

HE ASSIMILATED THE TRUTH OF THESE ARTS AS WELL AS CHOICE TECHNIQUES FROM RING BOXING AND KUNG FU STYLES, GLEANED FROM IMPROMPTU VISITS TO CLOSED TRAINING SESSION IN THE PRIVATE KUNG FU CLASSES OF VARIOUS CHINESE MASTERS HE HAD BEFRIENDED. KAJUKENBO IN IT EARLY DAYS WAS NOTED AS A BRUTAL AND ROUGH-HOUSE STYLE OF SELF-DEFENSE. IN THE EARLY DAYS OF TOURNAMENTS, SOME OF THE MORE CLASSICAL KARATE SYSTEMS, REFERRED TO THE KAJUKENBO FIGHTERS AS "BRUTISH STREET FIGHTERS." IN AN ARTICLE WRITTEN IN THE NOVEMBER 1966 ISSUE OF BLACK BELT MAGAZINE; THERE IS AN ARTICLE ABOUT "LUA" (PRONOUNCED "LOO-AH") A BONEBREAKING FORM OF PERSONAL DEFENSE. IT WAS THE MARTIAL ART OF THE BODYGUARDS OF THE HAWAIIAN KINGS. SOME SAY IT WAS THE DEADLIEST FORM OF UNARMED SELF-DEFENSE EVER INVENTED. THE LATE PROFESSOR HENRY S. OKAZAKI (JOSEPH HOLCK INSTRUCTOR) WAS QUOTED; AS SAYING THAT WHILE "LUA" HAD MANY SIMILARITIES TO JUJITSU, THE HAWAIIAN ART WAS MORE EFFECTIVE. IT IS NOW CONSIDERED TO BE A LOST ART. IN THIS SAME ARTICLE THE LAST PARAGRAPH IS QUOTED: "BUT WHILE "LUA" AND OTHER ARTS GRADUALLY DIED OUT, THE LEGACY OF VIOLENT DEFENSIVE FORM STILL HANGS ON. A RECENT EXAMPLE WAS THE FAMOUS--OR INFAMOUS, DEPENDING UPON HOW ONE LOOK AT IT. --"EMPERADO" SCHOOL OF KARATE WHICH WAS SO PROMINENT ONLY A SHORT TIME AGO. THIS TYPE OF LAWLESS KARATE WAS SO RUGGED THAT SOME OF THE STUDENTS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE FORTIFIED THEMSELVES WITH SEVERAL STIFF BELTS OF LIQUOR BEFORE CLASSES IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO ENDURE THE ROUGH GOING OVER THEY GOT FROM INSTRUCTORS. WITH THIS TYPE OF BACKGROUND, IT IS LITTLE WONDER THAT TODAY'S HAWAIIANS ARE SO PROFICIENT IN THE MODERN--AND MORE DISCIPLINED--FORMS OF JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS."

THROUGH THE YEARS, SIJO EMPERADO HAS TO HIS CREDIT THE TRAINING OF THOUSANDS OF MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE, THROUGH THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THE MARTIAL ARTS. HE HAS TAUGHT ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL, AS WELL AS THE HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT AND VICE SQUAD. BUT DESPITE ALL HIS SUCCESS, SIJO EMPERADO REMAINS A DEDICATED AND INTENSELY SINCERE MAN, WHOSE CHIEF AIM FOR THE MARTIAL ARTS IS TO BUILD STRONG, HONORABLE AND DEDICATED STUDENTS.

KAJUKENBO ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FEBRUARY 22, 1967 THE COAT OF ARMS/EMBLEM WAS ORIGINATED, DESIGNED BY SIFU AL. J. DACASCOS WITH THE HELPFUL AID OF DR. SUN, PROFESSOR OF CHINESE PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE AND THE ACCEPTANCE AND APPROVAL OF SIJO A. D. EMPERADO; PROFESSOR AND FOUNDER OF THE KAJUKENBO SELF-DEFENSE SYSTEM. IT IS THE ORIGINAL COAT OF ARMS DESIGNED FOR THE SCHOOL OF CHINESE KEMPO-GUNG FU (SAN LEANDRO, CALIFORNIA) ONE OF THE SOFT STYLE SCHOOLS EXTENDING OUT OF THE KAJUKENBO SYSTEM. IT WAS DESIGNED IN FEB. 1965 FOR THE CH'UAN FA GUNG-FU SCHOOLS AND INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED INTO THE KAJUKENBO ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA INC. JAN. 1968. IT IS ALSO USED BY MANY KAJUKENBO SELF-DEFENSE INSTITUTE OF HAWAII (INC). INTRODUCED AND ACCEPTED MAY 1965. THERE WERE FIVE KAJUKENBO SELF-DEFENSE INSTITUTES IN THE FIRST KAJUKENBO ASSOCIATION ON THE "MAINLAND" THAT WAS SANCTIONED BY SIJO A. D. EMPERADO. ALEJU REYES (SUISUN CITY)-TONY RAMOS (FAIRFIELD)-JOE HALBUNA (SAN FRANCISCO)-CHARLES GAYLORD (HAYWARD)-AL DACASCOS (SAN LEANDRO)

EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS
1. THE WHITE, BLACK AND RED ARE THE BASIC COLORS OF THE KAJUKENBO SELF-DEFENSE INSTITUTE. (COLORS OF PROMOTION) 2. THE GREEN AND GOLD ARE THE ADOPTED ASSOCIATION COLORS. BLENDED OR MIXED TO UNIFY THE EMBLEM AND SYSTEMS. 3. THE RED CIRCLE REPRESENTS THE HARD AND SOFT STYLES BOUND TOGETHER IN A CONTINUOUS FLOW. HARD TO SOFT-SOFT TO HARD. CHI OR KI MEANING UNIVERSE OR UNIVERSAL. 4. THE GREEN REEDS: YOUTH (STUDENTS, SCHOOL OR ASSOCIATION) STRIVING FOR KNOWLEDGE). WHILE THE REED REPRESENTS KNOWLEDGE; IT ALSO STANDS FOR THE SYMBOL OF THE SIL LUM SYSTEM; FROM WHICH ALL OF OUR ARTS CAME FROM. THE STEM IS THE FIRST AND THE LEAVES ARE THE DIFFERENT STYLES THAT FOLLOWED. THE STEM ON THE RIGHT ALSO REPRESENTS THE "TIGER" AND THE STEM ON THE LEFT REPRESENTS THE "DRAGON". "TIGER AND DRAGON IS CONFERENCE." 5. THE GREEN REEDS TO THE CLOVER: STUDENTS GROWING IN KNOWLEDGE, STRIVING TO ACHIEVE THE STANDING HELD BY THE PROFESSOR OF THE KAJUKENBO STYLE OF SELF-DEFENSE. 6. THE WHITE CLOVER: THE SYMBOL OF A. D. EMPERADO, THE PROFESSOR AND FOUNDER OF THE KAJUKENBO SYSTEM. CLEANLINESS OF BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT. IN HAWAII, THE WHITE CLOVER HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED AS THE "KAJUKENBO SYMBOL". 7. THE THREE LEAVES OF THE WHITE CLOVER: STAND FOR "BODY" "MIND" AND "SPIRIT". THE COLOR IS FOR PURITY, CLEANLINESS AND PERFECTION. THESE ARE THE ULTIMATE GOALS FOR A STUDENT OF THE "MARTIAL ARTS". 8. GOLDEN OCTAGON: TECHNIQUES (LAO CHI CHUAN). EACH OF THE EIGHT (8) SIDES REPRESENT ONE ANGLE OF DEFENSE AND ATTACK UTILIZED IN THESE FORMS. IN OPPOSITION TO THE FOUR (4) BASIC FRONT, BACK AND SIDE MOTIONS IN KARATE. ALSO REPRESENTS THE EIGHT ORIGINAL BASIC MONKEYMAN FORMS. 9. THE CHINESE CHARACTERS ON THE LEFT OF THE REED: "CH'UAN-FA" MEANS "FIST WAY" OR "FIST STYLE". THE SYMBOLS ON THE RIGHT "GUNG FU" SIMPLY MEANS "SKILL". THUS "CH'UAN-FA GUNG FU" MEANS "SKILL IN THE WAY OF THE FIST". 10. THE FIVE COLORS REPRESENT THE FIVE BASIC SYSTEMS USED IN THE CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS. HUNG (POWER PUNCHES)-LI (POKES AND SLAPS)-MO (BLOCKING AND BREAKING)-CHOY (KICKS AND SIDE PUNCHES)-FUT (SLICING TECHNIQUES) ALSO THE FIVE ORIGINATORS AND THEIR ARTS: CHOO (TANG SOO DO)-HOLCK (KODOKAN JUDO/DANZAN RYU JUJITSU)-ORDONEZ (SEKEINO JUJITSU)-EMPERADO (KENPO)-CHANG (SIL LUM GUNG FU OR CHINESE BOXING)

THE EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS: TAKEN FROM NOTES WROTE BY SIFU AL. J. DACASCOS IN THE LATE 1960'S.

SUISUN SELF-DEFENSE INSTITUTE
THE TOP PATCH WAS USED BY ALEJU REYES' SUISUN SELF-DEFENSE INSTITUTE IN THE 1960'S. THE BLACK PATCH WAS WORN BY THE BLACK BELT INSTRUCTORS. THE STUDENTS WORE A WHITE PATCH. THE SCHOOL WAS LOCATED IN SUISUN CITY, CALIFORNIA.

KAJUKENBO SELF-DEFENSE INSTITUTE
THE BOTTOM PATCH IS WORN BY THE SCHOOLS AND INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH SIJO A.D. EMPERADO'S "K.S.D.I" ASSOCIATION.

JAMES MASAYOSHI MITOSE
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KOSHO-RYU KEMPO SHURI RYU KEMPO (CHOKI MOTOBU) KYUSHU/JAPAN OKINAWA KOSHO SHOREI KEMPO HAWAII WILLIAM K. S. CHOW (HOON CHOW-SHOALIN KUNG FU) KARA HO KEMPO (HAWAII) ADRIANO EMPERADO KAJUKENBO (HAWAII) ALEJU REYES KAJUKENBO (HAWAII/CALIFORNIA) JAMES MITOSE WAS BORN IN HAWAII 1916, THEN SENT TO JAPAN AT A YOUNG AGE TO LEARN HIS FAMILY'S TRADITIONS AND THEIR MARTIAL ART "KOSHO RYU". IN THE 1930s, HE RETURNED TO HAWAII AND TAUGHT THE ART TO AMERICAN SOLDIERS STATIONED ON THE ISLANDS. THE DAY AFTER THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR, MITOSE MADE ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT DECISIONS OF HIS LIFE: HE TURNED HIS BACK ON HIS CULTURAL HERITAGE TO DEFEND HIS HOMELAND, ENLISTING IN THE TERRITORIAL GUARD. THE TERRITORIAL GUARD WAS DISBANDED. AND MITOSE STARTED THE OFFICIAL SELF-DEFENSE CLUB AT THE BERETANIA MISSION IN HONOLULU, WHERE HE TAUGHT HIS FAMILY ART TO THE PUBLIC. AMONG HIS STUDENTS WAS WILLIAM K. S. CHOW, WHO WOULD BECOME ONE OF KEMPO'S MOST NOTED INSTRUCTORS. IN 1956, MITOSE MOVED TO CALIFORNIA, WHERE HE CONTINUED TEACHING "KOSHO-RYU". THINGS WENT RELATIVELY SMOOTHLY FOR NEARLY 20 YEARS, BUT ON MARCH 20, 1974, TRAGEDY STRUCK WHEN A LOS ANGELES STRAWBERRY FARMER WAS MURDERED IN HIS HOME. PORTRAYED AS A JAPANESE "CHARLES MANSON", HE WAS CONVICTED OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER, CONSPIRACY, EXTORTION AND GRAND THEFT AND WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON EVEN THOUGH HE WAS NOT THE MAN WHO DID THE KILLING. THE ACTUAL KILLER PLEA-BARGAINED HIS WAY TO A PRISON TERM OF JUST OVER THREE YEARS. MITOSE, MEANWHILE, SPENT THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON AND DIED JUST ONE MONTH SHORT OF HIS PAROLE DATE

MITOSE LENT A LOS ANGELES STRAWBERRY FARMER $10,000. "IN TRADITIONAL JAPANESE CULTURE, IF YOU PROSPERED, YOU PAID A LOAN BACK TENFOLD. IF YOU DIDN'T PROSPER, YOU OWED NOTHING". THE FARMER PROSPERED AND PAID BACK $60,000. THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER WAS AT THAT TIME DATING AN ASSISTANT LOS ANGELES DISTRICT ATTORNEY. WHEN SHE TOLD HER BOYFRIEND ABOUT $60,000 REPAYMENT. HE SAID IT WAS EXTORTION. THE STRAWBERRY FARMER SUBSEQUENTLY TOLD MITOSE THAT HE WOULD NOT REPAY HIM ANY MORE MONEY, CAUSING A HEATED ARGUMENT BETWEEN THE TWO FRIENDS. MITOSE HAD A STUDENT WHO HE HAD BEEN TEACHING THE SPIRITUAL CONCEPTS OF "KOSHO-RYU". AND THE STUDENT VOLUNTEERED TO ACT AS MEDIATOR TO SETTLE THE DISPUTE. INSTEAD OF MEDIATING, HOWEVER, THE STUDENT GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH THE STRAWBERRY FARMER AND KILLED HIM. THE STUDENT WAS ARRESTED BY THE POLICE, AND IN RETURN FOR A SECOND-DEGREE MURDER CHARGE, THE STUDENT CLAIMED JAMES MITOSE ORDERED HIM TO KILL THE FARMER. DURING THE TRAIL, MITOSE TOLD THE COURT THAT "HE ALONE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS STUDENT'S ACTIONS". THIS WAS MITOSE, THE TEACHER, TAKING RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS STUDENT'S BEHAVIOR- NOT MITOSE THE KILLER, ADMITTING TO CONSPIRACY. THEY CALLED HIM A CULT LEADER BECAUSE OF HIS JAPANESE PHILOSOPHY. EVEN A REQUEST BY THE DEFENSE LAWYER FOR A JAPANESE INTERPRETER TO SPEAK FOR HIM AND EXPLAIN THE CULTURAL SIDE OF HIS ACTIONS WAS TURNED DOWN BY THE COURT. MORE THAN ONE INDIVIDUAL HAS COME FORTH SINCE MITOSE'S DEATH, CLAIMING TO BE "KOSHO-RYU" SUCCESSOR AFTER LEARNING THE ART'S SECRETS FROM MITOSE WHILE IN PRISON. ACCORDING TO MITOSE' S SON, THOMAS BARRO MITOSE, "THEIR CLAIMS ARE INVALID". IN 1990, AN ORGANIZATION WAS FORMED TO RAISE FUNDS FOR MITOSE'S APPEAL. SEVERAL BLACK BELTS FROM OTHER SYSTEMS WANTED TO HELP AND THEY BEGAN VISITING MITOSE IN PRISON, SEEKING KNOWLEDGE AND RANK ADVANCEMENT.

THEY PROMISED THAT THEY WOULD SUPPORT HIS EFFORTS TO WIN APPEAL. IN RETURN HE PROMOTED MANY OF THESE BELTS TO MASTER STATUS IN "KOSHORYU. ALL BUT ONE OF THEM ABANDONED THEIR PROMISE, AFTER RECEIVING THEIR RANK CERTIFICATES. WHEN ASKED BY HIS SON: "EXACTLY WHAT HE TAUGHT THESE MEN": MITOSE SAID "I GAVE THEM SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE AND GUIDANCE". JAMES MITOSE WAS NOT PERMITTED TO TEACH PHYSICAL TECHNIQUES DUE TO STRICT PRISON RULES. MUCH OF WHAT IS NOW CALLED "KEMPO" AND "KAJUKENBO" CAME FROM JAMES MITOSE'S "KOSHO-RYU". BOTH KEMPO INSTRUCTOR CHOW AND KAJUKENBO FOUNDER ADRIANO EMPERADO WERE STUDENTS OF MITOSE. CHOW LATER ALTERED THE "KOSHO-RYU" KEMPO TAUGHT TO HIM BY MITOSE, ADDING TECHNIQUES FROM THE CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS HE LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER. JAMES MITOSE WAS A BIG BELIEVER IN MAKIWARA TRAINING, CLAIMING THAT THE PURPOSE OF SUCH PUNCHING AND KICKING PRACTICE WAS TO "PUNCH AND KICK OUT THE EVIL IN ONE'S MIND." MOST OF THE "MITOSE HISTORY" IS FROM A BLACK BELT ARTICLE BY JAMES MITOSE'S SON, "THOMAS BARRO MITOSE," IN NOVEMBER 1992. "THE JAMES MITOSE UNTOLD STORY." WRITTEN BY: JANE HALLANDER.

HENRY SEISHIRO OKAZAKI
(JOSEPH HOLCK'S INSTRUCTOR) OVERLOOKED TODAY AND ALMOST FORGOTTEN IS THE NAME "HENRY SEISHIRO OKAZAKI", FOUNDER OF THE AMERICAN JU JITSU INSTITUTE OF HAWAII. HE DESERVES MORE THAN ANY OTHER THE FAME OF BEING THE FIRST TO TEACH JIU JITSU TO ANY AMERICAN WITHOUT DISTINCTION AS TO RACE, COLOR, OR CREED. HIS SYSTEM THE "KODENKAN" REMAINS THE MOST WIDELY TAUGHT SYSTEM OF SELF-DEFENSE JIU JITSU IN THIS COUNTRY TODAY. BORN IN THE TOWNSHIP OF KEKEDACHO, FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE, ON THE ISLAND OF HONSHU, JAPAN, JANUARY 28, 1890. HE CAME TO HAWAII IN 1906 WHEN HE WAS 16 YEARS OLD. INFORMED BY A DOCTOR THAT HE WAS SUFFERING FROM A LUNG DISEASE, HE
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TOOK UP JUDO UNDER MASTER KICHIMASTSU TANAKA AT THE SHINYU-KAI DOJO IN AN EFFORT TO REGAIN HIS HEALTH. DURING THE FOLLOWING YEARS HE STUDIED UNDER VARIOUS MASTERS IN HILO, HAWAII AND MASTERED THE YOSKIN, IWAGA AND KOSAGABU/KOSOGABE SCHOOLS OF JU JITSU. AT THE SAME TIME, HE ACQUIRED THE ART OF RYUKYUAN BOXING (KARATE) FROM A JAPANESE OF OKINAWA PREFECTURE, THE TECHNIQUES OF FILIPINO KNIFE PLAY FROM A FILIPINO AND THE ART OF THROWING A DIRK FROM A SPANIARD, THE ANCIENT AND FORBIDDEN DEADLY ART OF LUA FROM A HAWAIIAN AND THE CHINESE ART OF KUNG FU FROM MASTER WO CHONG, A 78 YEAR OLD CHINESE FROM KOHALA; (MUSHI-JITSU) A SYSTEM OF BOXING DESIGNED TO "KILL" THE OPPONENT. HE ALSO STUDIED AMERICAN BOXING AND WRESTLING WITH A VIEW TO ADAPTING JU JITSU TO AMERICAN STYLES OF FIGHTING. IN ABOUT 1924 HE RETURNED TO JAPAN AND VISITED MORE THAN FIFTY DOJOS, MASTERED 675 DIFFERENT KINDS OF TECHNIQUES OR FORMS AND MADE A SPECIAL STUDY OF KAPPO SAPPO (CURE OR KILL) AND SCHUKJITSU (RESTORATIVE MASSAGE). MASTER OKAZAKI DIED IN 1951. HIS FIGHT TO OVERCOME A LUNG DISEASE 45 YEARS EARLIER HAD BEEN THE OPENING ROUND IN A SUCCESSFUL EFFORT TO OPEN THE DOOR OF JUDO/JU JITSU FOR THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS WHO OWE THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE MARTIAL ARTS TO HIS WORK. IT IS A GREAT DEBT.

THE INFLUENCE OF HIS TEACHING WAS FELT BOTH DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY. EVEN A CASUAL GLANCE OF "FIELD MANUAL 21-250" UNARMED DEFENSE FOR THE AMERICAN SOLDIER", JUNE, 1942, REVEALS THAT THE OFFICIAL BASIS FOR THAT SELF-DEFENSE INSTRUCTION IN THE U.S. ARMED FORCES DURING WORLD WAR II WAS THE "OKAZAKI JU JITSU SYSTEM". "KODENKAN JUDO"= THE SCHOOL OF ANCIENT TRADITION. (STUDENT TEACHING
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"DAN ZAN RYU"= CEDAR MOUNTAIN OR HAWAIIAN ISLAND JU JITSU. NOTES: 1. TAKEN FROM THE "NIBUKIKAN", CHICO, CALIFORNIA. (SENSEI ROBERT
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2. PROF. JOSEPH HOLCK'S "KODENKAN YUDANSHAKAI", TUCSON, ARIZONA.
(SIFU/SENSEI MICHAEL WHITTLE, GILBERT, ARIZONA)
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IN BOTH THE NOTES: MASTER OKAZAKI'S FIRST JUDO INSTRUCTOR'S NAME WAS GIVEN AS "KICHIMATUA TANAKA" ALSO AS "YOSHIMASTSU TANAKA".

PROFESSOR SIEGFRIED KUFFERATH
10 DAN, DANZAN-RYU SHOAI KEISHOSHA, JUJUTSU DAI-SHIHAN (1911-1999) PROF. SIG. KUFFERATH WAS THE HEADMASTER OF THE DANZAN-RYU JUJUTSU SYSTEM. HE WAS THE MOST SENIOR STUDENT OF PROF. HENRY S. OKAZAKI AND AN ACTIVE TEACHER OF DANZAN-RYU JUJUTSU UNTILY SHORTLY BEFORE HIS DEATH IN 1999. BORN SIEGFRIED KUFFERATH (HE PREFERRED TO BE CALLED “SIG”) ON FEBRUARY 16, 1911 IN HONOLULU, HIS FATHER WAS A FORMER CONSULATE TO JAPAN FROM GERMANY. HIS MOTHER WAS JAPANESE. AS MANY AS 11 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES WERE SPOKEN IN THE KUFFERATH HOME. AS A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, HE EXCELLED IN TRACK. IN 1937 HE WAS ASK TO VISIT THE JUJUTSU CLASS OF ONE OF HIS NEIGHBORS. THAT NEIGHBOR WAS HENRY S. OKAZAKI; THUS BEGAN KUFFERATH’S LONG JOURNEY IN THE MARTIAL ARTS. IN 1941, HE RECEIVED HIS FIRST DEGREE BLACK BELT FROM PROF. OKAZAKI AND ALSO RECEIVED A “MOKUROKU” (TEACHER’S SCROLL), AN HONOR USUALLY RESERVED FOR SECOND DEGREE BLACK BELTS. ALONGWITH HIS TEACHING PARTNER “BING-FAI LAU” AND ESTHER AZUMI” (LATER TAKAMOTO), HE INSTRUCTED AT BOTH THE KODENKAN AND KAHEKA LANE DOJOS. HE LEARNED THE ENTIRE SYSTEM FROM PROF. OKAZAKI AND SINCE HE SPOKE JAPANESE, HE WAS TAUGHT THE SYSTEM IN THAT LANGUAGE. HE ALSO LEARNED THE “SEIFUKJUTSU” OF ADJUSTMENT AND RESTORATION AND CONTINUED TO TEACH AND PRACTICE THESE ARTS UNTIL SHORTLY BEFORE HIS DEATH. IN 1948 HE ATTENDED A SPECIAL “OKUGI” (INNER MYSTERIES) CLASS GIVEN BY PROFESSOR OKAZAKI, FOR HIS BLACK BELT INSTRUCTORS. UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, HE RECEIVED A “KAIDENSHO” (CERTIFICATE OF MASTERY) AND WAS GIVEN THE TITLE OF SHIHAN. AFTER PROFESSOR OKAZAKI DEATH IN 1951, THE AMERICAN JUJITSU INSTITUTE (AJI) ELECTED HIM TO SUCCEED OKAZAKI AS PROFESSOR. HE CONTINUED IN THIS POSITION UNTIL 1960, WHEN HE MOVED TO THE MAINLAND. IN THE SUMMER OF 1993, HE REPEATED THE “OKUGI” CLASS FOR A GROUP OF DANZAN-RYU INSTRUCTORS, THUS PASSING ON THE OKAZAKI TRADITION TO A NEW GENERATION. PROF. KUFFERATH ALSO HELD BLACK BELTS IN JUDO AND AIKIDO. HE WAS ONE OF “SHIHAN JOSEPH HOLCK” INSTRUCTORS. (ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF
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PROFESSOR SIG. KUFFERATH PASSED AWAY AT HIS HOME IN SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA ON MAY 7, 1999. HE LIVED A LONG, FULL LIFE AND MADE AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO MANY PERSONS LIVES. HIS TEACHING AND

THERAPY LIVES ON THROUGH HIS SENIOR STUDENT, PROF. TONY JANOVICH, OF THE KODENKAN JUJITSU AND RESTORATION.

PROFESSOR WILLIAM K. S. CHOW
(1914-1987) ONE OF A. D. EMPERADO INSTRUCTORS WILLIAM KWAI SUN CHOW WAS BORN IN HONOLULU, HAWAII ON JULY 3, 1914. WILLIAM CHOW WAS ALSO KNOWN AS “THUNDERBOLT” BECAUSE OF HIS INCREDIBLE SPEED AND POWER. HE SPENT MOST OF HIS LIFE PRACTICING AND PERFECTING HIS MARTIAL ARTS; HE BECAME QUITE FAMOUS FOR HIS MARTIAL PROWESS AND EXCELLENT MEMORY OF TECHNIQUES. PROF. CHOW WAS PROMOTED TO BLACK BELT BY THOMAS YOUNG, ONE OF PROF. JAMES MITOSE’S TOP STUDENTS AND A CLOSE FRIEND. HE LEFT PROF. MITOSE IN 1949, AFTER BECOMING AN INSTRUCTOR AND OPEN HIS OWN KENPO SCHOOL. IT WAS PROF. CHOW WHO COINED THE TERM “KENPO KARATE” TO DISTINGUISH HIS SYSTEM FROM PROF. MITOSE’S “KEMPO JUI-JITSU. SOME TWENTY YEARS LATER PROF. CHOW RENAMED HIS SYSTEM “CHINESE KEMPO OF KARA-HO KARATE”. PROFESSOR WILLIAM KWAI SUN CHOW DIED IN HONOLULU ON SEPT. 21, 1987.

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