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Offline Zenshi

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Remembering Master Joe Emperado
« on: May 27, 2012, 05:50:47 PM »
On 30 May Let us take a moment to remember the 54th anniversary of the death of……..

                                                      Master Joe Emperado
                                                           (1929-1958)

There are many great men and women in Kajukenbo and many have passed before we had a chance to be blessed with their presence. Master Joe Emperado had a profound affect on the development of Kajukenbo and Kajukenbo would be very different if it were not for his influence and untimely death. We all know the story and hear it over and over again with different variations of the truth. Master Joe Emperado was the teacher of many of the early pioneers that came out of Palama Settlement. He trained hard……he used to be proud that his knuckles were bigger than Sijo’s. He liked a challenge, a good fight….when looked at the wrong way he would say “what, I owe you money”. In the islands, this comment is considered a challenge. He developed our Pinons 4 and 7. Because of how his death occurred the Kajukenbo family became stronger. Because he was stabbed from behind (as the story goes) Kajukenbo developed the escort system….no higher ranks would move about without escorts. Kajukenbo began to emphasize more on watching your back and multiple man attacks.

With all of that being important, what is more important is that Master Joseph Emperado was a man who loved his Kajukenbo family as his blood.  Although lived and died like a true Kajukenbo Warrior he had a good heart. His "Greatest Lesson" for us all to know is that his love for his Kajukenbo Brothers and Sisters never yielded and no matter what, always prevailed until his death….

Master Joe gave his Blood, Sweat, and Tears to Kajukenbo, Tell his story to keep his spirit alive…
         
                                                        ….. But Most Important Follow his "Greatest Lesson" to help Kajukenbo live forever
         
         Let us honor those who come before us

« Last Edit: May 27, 2012, 05:55:19 PM by Zenshi »
Glen Fraticelli
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Western Boxing 1968-
Choi Li Fat/Huk-Hu Gung Fu 1973-1977
Kajukenbo since 1975-
JFJKD #1291 1999-2002

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Re: Remembering Master Joe Emperado
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2012, 07:39:11 PM »
Very well stated Sir
Prof. Claude "Claudio" Lawson III
Ronin Kombat Systems / American Kajukembo Assoc

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Re: Remembering Master Joe Emperado
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2012, 08:14:48 PM »
Thank you Sigung C,

....as you well know being a military brother of mine that we can only hope our actions speak louder than our words and that our sacrifices, as Master Joe's have, will leave those we love in a better place.

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Glen Fraticelli
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Re: Remembering Master Joe Emperado
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 04:54:31 PM »
Just a reminder to remember our history on this day....this Memorial Day for Kajukenbo.
Glen Fraticelli
KSDI (indef) #2090
Western Boxing 1968-
Choi Li Fat/Huk-Hu Gung Fu 1973-1977
Kajukenbo since 1975-
JFJKD #1291 1999-2002