||Kajukenbo is an American martial art which has been developed in Hawaii. The name is an acronym based on the martial arts it is based on. “Ka” refers to Korean karate (tangsudo), “ken” refers to Okinawan kenpo, “ju” refers to Japanese Kodokan Judo and Jujutsu, and “bo” refers to Chinese and European boxing (Harris 2001: 219; Hill 2008). Kajukenbo combines a mix of many styles and techniques into one practical, effective and cohesive system, designed to work in reality fighting (Harris 2001: 222-223). Practitioners wear black kimono for uniform. There is a grading system with coloured belts (Harris 2001: 220).|
||Between 1947 and 1949 Peter Y. Y. Choo, Joseph Holck, Frank F. Ordonez, Adriano D. Emperado, and George “Clarence” Chang created kajukenbo in Honolulu, Hawaii. The group of creators are known as the original Black Belt Society. They combined their knowledge of Eastern and Western martial arts to create the ultimate self-defense system. They tested the system on the street of Honolulu (Harris 2001: 219; Hill 2008).|
||- Official Kajukenbo Website https://www.kajukenbo.org/|
- World Kajukenbo Self Defense Institute https://www.worldkajukenbo.com
- United States Kajukenbo Association https://uskajukenbo.com
||- Harris, R.A. (2001). “Kajukenbo”. In Green, T. and Svinth, J. (eds.) Martial arts of the world: an encyclopedia of History and Innovation. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.|
- Hill, R. (2008). World of martial Arts! The History of Martial Arts. London: Lulu Publishing.