Author Topic: Which martial arts style would best compliment / work well with Kajukenbo?  (Read 14339 times)

Offline Resik

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I'm a long way from earning my black belt in CHA-3 Kenpo, although I'm working hard towards that goal.  I always like to think about how two different styles would blend together if someone had a black belt in both. 

Please tell why you voted the way you did.  Thanks for your input.
Hank Kiser
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Offline Twin Fist

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I mix TKD with kenpo.

TKD gives me strong technique, and good kicks, kenpo gives me good hands, and the concepts of flow and controlling the bad guy.

combined? it works pretty well.
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Offline Patrick Campbell

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It's a personal thing as to which system(s) best compliment(s) one's KAJU, although I believe there may be some that might be some systems that would be consideredto hold little value. It is important that after much training in KAJU that the basic tenents and principles are internalized to the point of 2nd nature; then it is possible to better understand which systems best compliment KAJU (cross-training). I feel that my jujitsu and hapkido training and skills best compliments my KAJU although kun tao helped me greatly with footwork, flow and severity of attacks. Again, this is a personal thing.

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Offline sifutimg

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I agree with Pat that it's a personal thing.  For me it has been the principle based Indonesian martial arts that has accentuated my Kajukenbo as well as delving down into more detail of the Filipino martial arts as it relates to the stick.  Also rolling with my Team Quest buddies is a good thing.

Kajukenbo definitely has more than enough to contemplate and practice I believe for years to come and one should stay focused and study all it can be for years and only then venture out and check out something else.  I have had many opportunities to train something else and call it this or that, but it's all Kajukenbo to me.  The founders vision is one that was way ahead of it's time for sure and count my blessings everyday.

Thank you Sijo!

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Offline Dean Goldade

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I enjoy and love the FMA's and other systems, and I feel it does help with my overall skill level. But if you wanna be Kajukenbo specific then why not train

To a high level in Karate, Judo & Jujitsu or the grappling arts, Kenpo, and Chinese and American boxing.??

Take what is functional from all the above and incorporate it into your program... It will take work and time to become proficient in all the disciplines, but hey..... What else ya got to do... :-)


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Offline MVPMatt

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Kajukenbo:

 - Karate
 - Judo
 - Ju-jitsu
 - Kenpo
 - Boxing

There's enough for everyone!!
 ;D
'nuff said.

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Offline Jason1981

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I'd add "Nike-do"...art of running like hell.  ;D 
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I'd add "Nike-do"...art of running like hell.  ;D 

I notice you have "no Kaju Affiliation yet" but I could have guessed that by your reply. Running away isn't one of our specialties regardless of the branch or method.
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Offline Resik

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I'd add "Nike-do"...art of running like hell.  ;D 

Thanks Jason,

Running away is good self defense.  I believe that it's better to know how to fight and not have to then to have to fight and not know how to.

I'm 33 and never been in a fight.  I've fought people in the dojo, some were trying to take my head off, but never on the street.  Swallowing one's pride and walking (or even running when necessary) to not fight is a wise thing to do.  There is plenty of trouble in the world, if you can avoid it, THAT is great self defense!

All that said, there is a time to stand up to the bullies (and I have, they just backed down) and a time to fight (when someone comes in swinging or when there's a need to protect others).
« Last Edit: April 16, 2009, 08:32:10 AM by Resik »
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Offline Jason1981

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Running away isn't one of our specialties regardless of the branch or method.

I realize that.  I'll be studying Kaju so I'll have something useful for the times I can't run .    :)


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Running away isn't one of our specialties regardless of the branch or method.

I realize that.  I'll be studying Kaju so I'll have something useful for the times I can't run .    :)




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Offline Luis1968

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Me myself i have found that TaiChi works well for me. Helped me greatly with balance andf with balance came better posture and even ppunchcing and my kicks.. but that was my choice.. i had thoght about doing something different but i decided to try TaiChi and i think it compliments kaju well.
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The TKD training in my early days helped me with my kicks,but now that im older with a fake hip, it does me almost NO good.. the DZR jujitsu ive trained in has made my JU better, and yes, the FMA/Indo arts have been a great influence in my movement. BUT....
NOTHING had mixed as well, made more sense, and made MY kaju better than working with Hock W Hockheeim and his Scientific Fighting Congress/CQC System...hockscqc.com...if you never heard of him check it out, LIFE saving stuff....JMHO...
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The TKD training in my early days helped me with my kicks,but now that im older with a fake hip, it does me almost NO good.. the DZR jujitsu ive trained in has made my JU better, and yes, the FMA/Indo arts have been a great influence in my movement. BUT....
NOTHING had mixed as well, made more sense, and made MY kaju better than working with Hock W Hockheeim and his Scientific Fighting Congress/CQC System...hockscqc.com...if you never heard of him check it out, LIFE saving stuff....JMHO...
RonE

Well you know I am with you on that one brother..  ;)
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Offline Resik

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The TKD training in my early days helped me with my kicks,but now that im older with a fake hip, it does me almost NO good.. the DZR jujitsu ive trained in has made my JU better, and yes, the FMA/Indo arts have been a great influence in my movement. BUT....
NOTHING had mixed as well, made more sense, and made MY kaju better than working with Hock W Hockheeim and his Scientific Fighting Congress/CQC System...hockscqc.com...if you never heard of him check it out, LIFE saving stuff....JMHO...
RonE

I'm going to the website and will check it out.  Thank you Sir.
Hank Kiser
CHA 3 Kenpo