Hawaii Karate Seinenkai
Peter Choo was one of the founders of Kajukenbo, a martial art formed in 1947 in Palama, in the Kalihi area of Honolulu. The name Kajukenbo reflects the arts from which it was combined:
KA Karate Peter Choo JU Judo
KEN Kenpo Adriano Emperado BO Chinese Boxing George Chang
The five founders of Kajukenbo were members of an organization called the Black Belt Society. Collectively, they knew other arts than those stated above, such as western boxing. From its humble roots at the Palama Settlement, Kajukenbo has spread throughout Hawaii, to the mainland, and the world.
A wealth of information about Kajukenbo can be found in Kajukenbo: The Original Mixed Martial Art, by John Bishop (2006), available at kajukenboinfo.com.
The Hawaii Karate Seinenkai salutes Peter Choo, one of the founders of Kajukenbo.
The spirit of Karate is the Aloha spirit
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