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Vestavia: Homeschool KAJUKENBO Martial Art Instruction

Name of Martial Arts: KAJUKENBO

Instructor: GrandMaster/9th Degree Black Belt Drexel Heard, with over 40 years of martial arts experience and a Retired Colonel, USMC, 33 years of active service.

Description: Kajukenbo is an American hybrid martial art.

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The name and word Kajukenbo is a portmanteau of the various arts from which its style is derived: KA for Karate and Tang Soo Do Korean Karate, JU for Judo and Jujutsu, KEN for Kenpo and BO for Western and Chinese Boxing.

It was developed in the late 1940s and founded in 1947 in the PalamaSettlement of Oahu, Hawaii. The art was created through the cooperative efforts of five martial artists, each with a different specialty: Peter Choo, Frank Ordonez, Joe Holck, Clarence Chang and Adriano Emperado.

Kajukenbo training incorporates a blend of striking, kicking, throwing,takedowns, joint locks and weapon disarmament.[6]

Today, Kajukenbo is practiced all over the world in many different branches.[7] In contrast to many traditional martial arts, students are not required to mimic their teacher, but are encouraged to develop their own "expression" of the art.

Pricing: $70.00 per month

Dates/Times: Two classes per week: Tuesdays and Thursdays (11:00am -12:00pm, 6:30 – 7:30 pm)

Location: Vestavia/Hoover/Birmingham, Alabama

Contact Info: IPhone: 229 376-7493 or Email: hearddrexel@hotmail.com

Ages: 6 – 10; 11 – 14; 15 – adult.