THE BLACK BELT SOCIETY
The five men that created this art were,
Walter Choo (Tang So Do)
Joe Holck ( Danzan Ryu Judo and Ju Jitsu)
Frank Ordonez ( Danzan Ryu Ju Jitsu)
Adriano Emperado (Kosho Ryu Kenpo)
Clarence Chang (Sil Lum Gung Fu).
Sijo Adriano Emperado is the man credited with putting Kajukenbo together from the roots created by the Black Belt Society
There are now four officially distinct branches recognized in Kajukenbo.
The original "Hard Style" Emperado Method.
The softer "Chu'an Fa Method" of Professor Al Dela Cruz (and Al Dacascos),
The internal "Tum Pai Method" of Professor Jon Loren.
The continually evolving "Won Hop Kuen Do" of Professor Al Dacascos.
These branches can be further broken down into other
sub divisions that are recognized as individual expressions of the art.
Originally a "local boy" fighting art Kajukenbo began it's spread to the mainland and beyond when the original Hawaiian and Hawaiian / Filipino practitioners joined the US armed forces and began to travel around the world.
Kajukenbo is now officially practiced in North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
KAJUKENBO BELT RANKIND SYSTEM
White belt - ¨Beginner¨
Puple belt - ¨Intermadiate¨
Blue belt - ¨Intermadiate¨
Green belt - ¨Intermadiate¨
Brown belt - ¨Advanced¨
1st Degree - "Sibak"
2nd Degree - "Sibak"
3rd Degree - "Sifu"
4th Degree - "Sifu"
5th Degree - "Sifu"
6th Degree - "Sigung"
7th Degree - "Sigung"
8th Degree - "Professor"
9th Degree - "Grand Master
10th Degree - "Sijo Great Grand Master
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