Kajukenbo thought for the day:
“Every zoo is a petting zoo if you’re not a little wimp about it.”
1) Look at how bad the follow through and Forward Pressure is. Zero power generation or delivery.
2) A guy that size is going to absorb your weak shots like that as a joke – notice he is smirking while you are bringing your A Game?
3) Seriously. Bad. I guess he thinks that is a Muay Thai elbow?
5) This is the kind of stuff which happens when you never pressure test your techniques before you try to use them in a “fight”.
6) Notice that the green genius pushes the guy BACK – into his striking range. Moron.
7) No, I have not idea what / who is in the background.
“Actress Priyanka Chopra will be seen in an action-packed avatar in her debut Hollywood film. For the big screen adaptation of the popular American TV show, Baywatch, the actress will be training in a martial art form called Kajukenbo.Previously, Priyanka has performed numerous stunts and action sequences in several projects, including her latest release, Jai GangaaJal, and older ones like Mary Kom (2014), Drona (2008), and Don (2006), and also her ongoing American TV show, Quantico.
A source says, “She is always up for trying new stunts and techniques, and she is really excited about preparing for this role. Apparently, one of the best Kajukenbo trainers in America has been hired to work with her.” She will start training next month.”
If anyone knows who the Kajukenbo instructor is, please contact me.
Myth and pseudohistory plague this ancient Chinese school. Is there any truth left?
“New abilities, some of them apparently superhuman, began to appear in the rewritten sacred texts. Suddenly the Shaolin martial artists were resisting spears thrust into their necks. They were standing on one finger. They were breaking bricks and sticks and stones with their heads. They were walking on fire and laying on beds of nails. They were resisting the most savage blows to every part of their anatomy, from punches, kicks, and sledgehammers. They were even doing all kinds of things with their testicles.
Without exception, all of these amazing feats are stage show tricks, performed all around the world in many different cultures. Martial artists call them bullshido. There’s no need to go into each of them here, if you’re curious about any of them — breaking the spear against the neck, for example — Professor Google will show you how you can do it too.”
Great picture slideshow of March 20th 2016 Senkotiros seminar at CODA, presented by Kajukenbo GM Dean Goldade.
Click the image to see all of them!
Mary-Beth is the shiznit!
October 17 2015 Gathering of the Ohana in Ohio with Uncle Frank and GM Jason Groff!
“The Marine Corps admitted in a statement on Thursday that it had misidentified one of the six men pictured in the iconic flag-raising photo taken during the battle for Iwo Jima in 1945.”
The man who took almost a century to identify, who stood where Sousley was thought to be, is PFC Harold Shultz from Detroit, Michigan.
Shultz, a mortarman with Easy company 2nd Battalion 28th Marine Division, accompanied the 40-man patrol that snaked up Mt. Suribachi on the morning of Feb. 23. 1945. Atop the 550-foot tall mountain positioned at the southern tip of the tiny volcanic island, the Marine Corps determined that Shultz would help Marines Rene Gagnon, Ira Hayes, Harlon Block, Michael Strank and Franklin Sousley raise a piece of Japanese irrigation pipe affixed with the American flag that would soon make history.
Shultz, who was wounded on the island three weeks after the flag raising, died in 1995 at the age of 70. He never spoke publicly of his part in the flag raising.
“The Marine Corps has opened an investigation into whether it misidentified one of the six men shown raising an American flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima in February 1945, the Associated Press reported Monday. The picture, taken by AP photographer Joe Rosenthal, became one of the most enduring images of World War II and the identities of the flag raisers is something that has been accepted for decades.
In 2014, two amateur historians began raising issues regarding one service member supposedly depicted in the picture, Navy Corpsman John Bradley, according to the AP. Their evidence was first published in the Omaha World-Herald and the paper was the first to report on the Marines’ new inquiry Saturday.
The picture, taken Feb. 23, 1945, actually depicted the raising of the second flag that day. The first was quickly raised, taken down and replaced with the second, larger one. The second flag, taken off a nearby landing ship, was raised by five Marines and one Navy corpsman. The battle for the island was still in its infancy and the Marines had made it a point to take the mountain on which the flag was raised. The 550-foot-high mound of volcanic earth was a piece of important terrain that overlooked the small pork-chop-shaped island.”
A great free copy of the NATO Phonetic Alphabet is available here:
Sample image (get the real thing at https://www.outsideopen.com/alphabet/)
Mahalo to Professor Lee Hines, GM Jason Groff, Uncle Frank Ordonez and everyone who helped make this a success!
We had a short seminar on July 3, 2015 at CODA covering realistic striking and footwork against an opponent who just would not stop, thanks to the Predator Armour!
Click on the image to get the slideshow of pictures.
Video will be on the YouTube channel once I have time to edit it.
Thank you to Mary-Beth for the great shots!