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Offline Dean Goldade

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Re: Your Martial Arts Training
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2007, 10:24:59 AM »
Started with boxing ( Dad & brothers ) in the 60's. We started with my Dad, 3 brothers & some boxing gloves, and ended up with a little neighborhood "Sandlot boxing" crew... Tons of fun and headaches..  :P

Then in the 70's I did Tae Kwon Do for a year or so and then we moved. Once we settled I did some Okinawan Karate till my instructor moved.

Then trained a Tae Kwon Do / Hapkido blend thru high school. We did a lot of kickboxing smokers during this time due to the Kickboxing craze & the PKA... Bad Brad Hefton was my hero...  ;)

Then the military, and a lot of exposure to different things.. Got stationed at Moffett Field and did Tae Kwon Do again for a bit,  and then by the grace of God I found Professor ( Then Sifu ) Yoshii, and it's been Kaju ever since.

Found Hock Hochheim when I moved to Texas in the early 90's and we have been training together ever since. Hock really opened my eyes on the importance of being well rounded. His old saying is "Fighting first Systems second"..

For about the last 15 years I have been very into the FMA. My primary teacher is G.M. Max Pallen and Senkotiros is my primary FMA system, but I cross train with anybody with good stuff. I am pretty sure when they put me in the dirt I will have a stick or knife in my hands... Maybe a Glock too... Not sure what I will need on that journey, so I want to be prepared :D

Today I focus on trying to be rounded in standup / close quarter / on the ground, and with weapons. I cross train in anything I feel can help me accomplish that objective..

It's been a great ride..  ;D

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Re: Your Martial Arts Training
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2007, 10:30:22 AM »
Been doing Kajukenbo Tum Pai under Sifu Steve Larson since 2001.  I dabbled in Shotokan Under Sensei Tom Muzilla (So. Cal) for a couple years in the late 80's.
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Re: Your Martial Arts Training
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2007, 12:29:36 PM »
My Dad and Uncle have Judo and Boxing backgrounds (Grandad was a boxer for the British Royal Navy back in the day).  So right out of the box they helped me to walk tall and gave me some good guidance in order to not be bullied, etc. 

I officially was "Allowed" to start my martial arts training at about age 12 (Around Dec. 85) *Dad wouldn't let me take lessons until I was mature enough to not use these skills for the wrong reasons - Violent tempers are common in my family. Earned my white belt in Hung Lung Pai Kung Fu (aka Red Dragon Kung Fu school) on April 8, 1986.  Started training in Prof Harpers garage around Oct 1989 and for a little while continued both Kung Fu and Kajukenbo.  It didnt take long for me to fall in love with Kajukenbo and have stayed on this path since then. 

Through Kajukenbo I have been exposed to such a diverse amount of knowledge in so many areas of the martial arts.  Who needs to go anywhere else...   It's all here under one umbrella. 8)


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Re: Your Martial Arts Training
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2007, 12:34:46 AM »
Through Kajukenbo I have been exposed to such a diverse amount of knowledge in so many areas of the martial arts.  Who needs to go anywhere else...   It's all here under one umbrella. 8)

Very well said and this is the reason I feel this will be the style I stick with for good.

For me, I did one year of TaeKwonDo (stop trembling with fear  :D), 6 months of Muay Thai then took an 8 year leave of absence to help raise my two little ones and to finish school. Once I finished school, I needed something to do with all of my free time. I love mixed martial arts and once I read about Kajukenbo and then met my instructor, I knew I found what I have been looking for. I also started taking BJJ one day a week (I consider my ground game my biggest weakness, so I'm really trying to improve that) and FMA (for knife and stick training) one day. I regret taking such a long leave of absence, so I'm now trying to play catch up.
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Re: Your Martial Arts Training
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2007, 01:53:16 AM »
I WAS ALSO BORN INTO MARTIAL ARTS. MY DAD TRAINED UNDER MASTER ROBERT GAYLORD IN THE 60'S AND MY UNCLE TRAINED KENPO, BOXING AND THEN KAJUKENBO.

I STARTED MY TRAINING IN '86. I BEGAN IN LIMA LAMA UNDER SENSEI ALEN MILLER AND KAJUKENBO TRAINING WITH MY UNCLE UNTIL '92. FROM '92 TO '99 I TRAINED STRAIGHT BOXING. I TOOK A COUPLE YEARS OFF WHEN MY DAUGHTER WAS BORN AND THEN STARTED TRAINING KAJUKENBO AGAIN UNDER PROF. JESSE CORPUS IN 2001. IN THE LAST COUPLE YEARS I HAVE ALSO BEEN TRAINING BJJ.
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Re: Your Martial Arts Training
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2007, 06:14:54 PM »
I began my training in 1963 with Great Grand Master Charles H. Gaylord in the first school in San Leandro Ca.  I openned a kajukenbo style school in Concord Ca in 1966.  In 1974 I gave the school to Jim Williams who still operates the school. 

I continue to work out and at age 66 still enjoy the rush of watching and participating in our Art, ergo, Kajukenbo Gaylord's Method.  I love this Art and I am very grateful for it indeed saved my life when I had to employ it. 

I still consider myself a student of GGM Charels Gaylord and I am grateful to him for teaching me so much.  Kajukenbo in my opinion, is NOT an "if you can afford it, we will award it system".  (Thank God) 

God bless Kajukenbo and all of the members of Kajukenbo.

Jim Nordlie
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