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Offline Rob Poelking

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Joe Halbuna
« on: October 03, 2002, 01:59:51 PM »
GrandMaster Joe Halbuna passed away Saturday, September, 28, 2002.
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Re: Joe Halbuna
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2002, 08:38:17 PM »
I found your site while looking for information on another school.  Who was Grand Master Joe Halbuna?
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Re: Joe Halbuna
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2002, 04:39:58 AM »
Grandmaster Joe Halbuna (9th Degree) was a highly respected first generation student under Sijo Adriano D. Emperado our founder and his brother Joseph Emperado. After receiving his black belt in 1962 he moved to California and opened his own school.

He trained police officers in the San Franciso and Pacifica area as well as taught at seminars right up until his death. He has also produced at least one video that I am aware of if not more.

His accomplishments will remain to honor him as well will all miss him very  much.
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Re: Joe Halbuna
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2002, 06:57:15 PM »
So your martial arts study is relatively new,  if Grand Master Halbuna was a first generation student.  What other style would you say Kajukenbo resembles the most?
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Re: Joe Halbuna
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2002, 04:40:30 AM »
Kajukenbo is an ecclectic (made from different parts) martial arts style. In the late 1940's 5 martial arts black belts systhesized aspects from each of their respective systems into a comprehensive self defense system. It is said the core of the system is Kenpo, a system that emphasizes multiple striking and efficient use of movement. However,the system itself is an open system that is constantly evolving.

Currently, there are four major branches to the system:
  • 1) Original Method
  • 2) Chuan Fa
  • 3) Wun Hop Ken Do
  • 4) Tum Pai
Chuan Fa and Wun Hop Ken Do emphasize more of a soft style (Kung Fu'ish if you will) technique while Tum Pai emphasizes internal system (Tai Chi'ish) techniques.
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Re: Joe Halbuna
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2002, 01:30:01 PM »


Senior Grandmaster Joseph Halbuna pictured on the left, 1995
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