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Re: SPARRING COMPETITORS
« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2007, 09:07:57 PM »
I used to train lightly, mainly watch as I was too young and new to the sport,  with the Brinkerhoff brothers back when they were in Fremont, CA. I was one of  Gaylords Dragons and have to say that they were the fastest and cleanest of their time ( back int he late 80's).   That was back when the PKA was something- before the UFC got rolling.  Satch was hot then as well. Steve Webb was pretty tough also.
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Re: SPARRING COMPETITORS
« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2007, 09:44:58 PM »
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Re: SPARRING COMPETITORS
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2007, 12:54:01 AM »
RChap, which Gaylord school were you from?
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Re: SPARRING COMPETITORS
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2007, 04:22:53 PM »
I was with his school in Fremont, CA. The school was "Gaylords Dragons" kajukenbo/kenpo karate. The studio was on Fremont Blvd. My brother also trained with me there. Steve Webb was the chief instructor and Professor Gaylord would teach our classes once or twice a month when he was around. Webb was a neighbor of ours and he was always sure to pay "extra attention" to us- making sure we were getting harder than the rest of the class! I believe that was around the mid 1980's area. Brian Yoshii would come in and train with the Brinkerhoff brothers, and man they would amaze us! I was a young teenager then and those were great times. I still have my uniform hanging in my closet with the Gaylord's Dragons logo silk screened on it. I was only active for 3 or 4 years until the school closed down. I then got into weight lifting/bodybuilding as a way to stay in shape. I ran into an old black belt instrutor, Bill Simonson, a few years ago and we talked about having him train me again- but I ended up having twins and my personal time went out the door....  Bill said he still practices alone, but was not involved with any schools. I now have 3 kids and I plan on starting them up as soon as they can hold an attention span of more that 5 minutes. I will be looking for a school in the Fremont area.
I miss the old days and I am now looking forward to getting my kids involved and hopefully I will join class again with them!
Thanks for asking!!

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Re: SPARRING COMPETITORS
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2008, 10:42:38 AM »
I'm biased since I train with the man, and grew up with the other.

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Re: SPARRING COMPETITORS
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2008, 11:33:44 AM »
GGM Gaylord is still around teaches black belt class every other month.  I see him often.  Yoshii lives around but isn't training with us at this point though I try to draw him back in.  The Brinkerhoff brothers moved out of state. I'm not sure if Pat is training or not but Chris is still training hard at an MMA school back east helping with their boxing training.  He sends me notes to keep me up to date. The school became Golden Dragon, then Yoshii's and for many years now I have absorbed it, it's great to hear from people from the day.  Yoshii, Chris, Pat and I used to have some heated full contact kickboxing sessions.  Wish I had that stuff on video.... 
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Re: SPARRING COMPETITORS
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2008, 01:21:57 PM »
Gm Carlos Bunda looked pretty impressive back in the day.
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Re: SPARRING COMPETITORS
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2008, 04:42:06 AM »
Those were the days. I still have alot of those guys fighting on tape (VHS), need to put them of DVD. One classic match up I have was between Woody and Shon Adams (Woody was fighting for Rent) LOL. Back in those days Prof Yoshii was my Chief instructor ( Golden Dragons) so it's no wonder how I got so good at blocking my groin. I still keep in touch with Pat Brinkerhoff and Rick DeoCampo and I'm still training and teaching in Fremont.
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Re: SPARRING COMPETITORS
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2008, 03:02:01 PM »
   Carlos Bunda was the first Kajukenbo fighter out there winning things like the Ed Parker international back in 1960's he was the first one to win grand champion at the tournament, he and then Steve Sanders had some great matches along with chuck Norris that was a long time ago and no one was beating him of course he was my intructor so I'm a little bias also, I Think my son Robert Kingi is due credit for being one of the best young guns out there, I love you son....DAD   LOL all the name mention are great fighter and I have seen most of them.

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Re: SPARRING COMPETITORS
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2008, 11:40:33 AM »
 
Robert,
It sounds like you are ready to keep the legacy going!
anyone have a contact point for Chris. I will be in Arizona next month and would like to drop in
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Re: SPARRING COMPETITORS
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2008, 11:48:11 AM »
Can Someone here assist me with a way to get in touch with Chris Brinkerhoff. I will be in Arizona next month. Thanks in advance.
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Re: SPARRING COMPETITORS
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2008, 12:59:43 PM »
I'm in contact with Chris send me your email and I will forward it to him....or a note of you like
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Re: SPARRING COMPETITORS
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2008, 02:01:41 PM »
I'm not sure if Chris is still in Arizona. I believe his brother Pat is still there.
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Re: SPARRING COMPETITORS
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2008, 03:06:35 PM »
No Chris moved for work they both write to me
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Re: SPARRING COMPETITORS
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2008, 04:57:06 PM »
Yeah Just spoke with Pat. Always keep me laughin (when he's not putting his feet in my face) LOL
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