We have been honored with an invitation to visit Sensei Jules Samuel and Sensei Jamal Williams shorin-ryu school on Tuesday to discuss and demonstrate some of our Kajukenbo strategies, tactics and drills. Since shorin-ryu and our kempo both share a common Okinawan lineage, this should be be a interesting exchange.
The founders of Matsubayashi-ryu, Shōshin Nagamine and James Mitose’s kempo teacher –who was probably Mizhuo Mutsu’s deschi: Higaonna (aka Higashionna)– were all ultimately trained by Motobu Chōki. Nagamine & Chōki both trained with Sōkon Matsumura of Shuri-te and Kosaku Matsumora of Tomari-te. In fact, Shōshin Nagamine, the founder of Matsubayashi-ryū also trained with Motobu Chōki directly.
Sensei Jules Samuel & Sensei Jamal Williams are both veteran martial artists and valued members of the Rakkasans organization.
Sensei Jules holds “Master’s Ranks” in Shorin Ryu (Matsubayahsi Ryu) and in taekwondo. Jules Samuel has been inducted into the Rakkasans Hall of Fame.
Sensei Jamal Williams has been training in martial arts since 1982. Mr. Williams holds black belts in shorin ryu and jujitsu along with a brown belt in judo. Jamal Williams has been given an Honorable Mention in the Rakkasans Hall of Fame.
Both instructors regularly teach shorin ryu at the Wohl Recreation Center.
They may teach jujitsu to select students and Sensei Jules occasionally teaches TKD on request.
The CQB KAJUKENBO CLUB will meet at this location for our regularly scheduled class on Tuesday, May 20th.
Kaju Krew: Please try to schedule your travel arrangements to be there by 18:00 (6:00p) at the latest.
Their class is 6:30p to 8:00p, at the Wohl Recreation Center on the corner of Kingshighway and Dr. Martin Luther King.
Wohl Recreation Center: 1515 N Kingshighway Blvd, St Louis, MO 63113
A nearby MMA school may also stop in and ‘spar’ with anyone who is interested.
Bring your uniforms, belts and gear since this is a formal occasion.